April 26th, 2017

Members are standing up to fight for a fairer Enterprise Agreement as the first of their Industrial bans commences.

Members gathered together to launch their Protected Industrial Action last Friday, 21 April. The action consisted of a 30-minute stop work period in the afternoon where Members walked out the front door of Wynyard Care Centre together to the cheers of family and supporters waiting outside.

HACSU Assistant State Secretary, Robbie Moore,  put forward a resolution to continue a community-based campaign indefinitely if need be. This was unanimously passed by Members.

Throughout their industrial actions, Members will indefinitely:

  •  Take stop-work actions
  • Distribute information to the public/residents and the medi
  • Refuse to perform overtime
  • Refuse to undertake duties not specifically contained in their job description.
  • Take their breaks in full and on time.

 The community campaign will begin this week as HACSU takes word of Members’ struggle to the main street of Wynyard. HACSU will be asking Wynyard businesses to support the workers of Wynyard Care by displaying a sign in their window.

Next, HACSU Members at Wynyard Care Centre will begin taking the message out to the community by delivering letters that let Wynyard residents know why Members have been forced to take this action against interstate management.

Members will also be reassuring the community that they are only considering actions that focus on management because they refuse to jeopardise the safety and care of the residents they support.

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.