CI -23 - Proceeding with caution
Thursday 18 Apr 2019
Over the past four plus months the review of fixed term and casual contracts has steadily ramped up with most of the preliminary stages completed by the HSPs.
As we understand the current situation NMHS, SMHS, CAHS and Pathwest have all held their initial employee information sessions. They have also written to all fixed term and casual contract employees to advise them of the review. EMHS have written to Allied Health employees and some others but not all employees. WACHS have written to employees but have not finalised their information sessions. HSS are approaching this differently, they are notifying each area as they review and holding area specific information sessions.
If you did not receive a letter or email from your employer or missed the information session then contact them here:
The union have also contacted all those employees who we have been notified have been sent a letter. If you have not received an email from the union and you are on a fixed term or casual contract please let us know at Reps@hsuwa.com.au . The union have also sent members an information and advice sheet about the process.
The first group of employees assessed and made permanent were 8 staff at Accounts Receivable at HSS. Congratulations to them!
The HSPs have dedicated staff to the task of reviewing the employment history and status of eligible employees in line with the Commissioner’s Instruction 23 , see here. Based on available information we would not expect the initial review phase to conclude before the end of this year.
The union continues to discuss progress with the HSPs, and also meets with all the HSPs at an industry wide level. We are seeking further information we can share with members regarding the employers proposed timelines for reviewing and making initial decisions regarding the status of fixed term and casual contracts.
We have discussed with the employers the issues of any sudden or unexpected adverse change to the current fixed term or casual arrangements for employees. If this issue affects you seek advice.
If you have any questions or concerns please contact the union office.