Updates: Aged Care (Statewide)

12 June 2019

Masonic Care Tasmania, Fred French workload grievances
The ANMF have developed a form to help collect data on workloads and short-staffed staffing in an attempt to validate workload concerns at Masonic Care Tasmania (MCT) sites in the North of the state. The ANMF met with MCT Workplace Representative to finalise this form and will meet soon with members to explain its purpose. A notification of members meeting will be sent shortly.

Tyler Village Respect Care
On Friday 7 June, the ANMF Member Communication an Engagement Officer, Mandy Clark held a morning tea with members at Tyler Village. Mandy briefed staff on the early stages of the enterprise agreement (EA) log of claims (LOC) process for the upcoming Respect Care 2019 EA. Mandy also took the opportunity to speak with current members as well as potential new ones. The ANMF will be scheduling LOC meetings at Respect Care sites across the state soon. Please keep an eye out on your email for more information and dates as bargaining for a replacement agreement commences in the second half of 2019.

Southern Cross Care (SCC) Glenara
On Friday 7 June ANMF Member Communication and Engagement Officer Mandy Clark held an afternoon tea at Southern Cross Care Glenara Lakes. Members took the opportunity to brief Mandy on current workplace concerns. The ANMF will schedule a return member meeting to go through these concerns and develop a plan for resolution. Please keep an eye on your emails for more information about meetings in your workplace.

OneCare Umina Park
The ANMF have requested a meeting in writing with the Facility Manager at Umina Park in order to resolve issues raised at a member meeting on 21 March 2019. ANMF Organiser, Noni Morse spoke with the Executive Director of People and Culture, who acknowledged several challenges facing the facility. While we await further response, the ANMF Workplace Representative on site will be working with members to collect evidence of workload issues. The ANMF will now be requesting a meeting with the interim Facility Manager.

In addition to the above, the ANMF have provided written feedback about a proposed restructure of clinical services at Umina Park. The ANMF Organiser in the North West, spoke with the Executive Director of People and Culture, who advised recruitment to management positions is under way. Interim arrangements have been put in place until recruitment is finalised.

The ANMF has received a response from the Chief Executive Officer of Melaleuca, to concerns about workload issues raised by members. A follow up meeting was held on Tuesday 11 June 2019, to discuss the response and if any further action is required. We will report back to members working at Melaleuca with an update soon.