February 10th, 2017

Details requested previously will be provided for Members to better understand and respond to the Change Proposal.

As Members are aware, HACSU made application to the Tasmanian Industrial Commission on Tuesday due to the deficiencies with the information that has been provided as part of the consultation process relating to the proposed restructure of Payroll Services. We made this application because the information that Members had sought regarding specific details relating to the proposal had not been provided despite numerous requests.

Yesterday afternoon HACSU were contacted by DHHS Management who advised they would provide as much of the information that has been requested as possible. Specifically DHHS have advised that they will attempt to provide more information as to how streamlined work processes will result in a more efficient service that will require less high level advice than is currently provided. We look forward to receiving this information and discussing with Members at meetings in the coming weeks. It is disappointing that it takes an application to the Commission to motivate the DHHS to provide what had been previously requested.

When a workplace change is proposed, Members have a right to be provided with a Change Proposal. Members also have a right to seek clarification on any part of the proposal, and a right to be represented by your Union in any consultation process regarding change. Members also have a right to provide feedback on the proposal or make alternative proposals that must be considered BEFORE the implementation of change. Members are advised to respect the status quo and refuse to undertake any duties associated with the change if consultation has not occurred or is unfinished.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter Members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email assist@hacsutas.net.au or complete our online contact form.