Newsflash: Dual Employment

The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation Tasmanian Branch (ANMF) has received feedback from members employed at one or more worksites, that some employers have indicated that there may be a need for them to relinquish one of their positions.

The ANMF advise members of the following:

The Department of Health and the State Service Management Office has confirmed that Tasmanian Health Service (THS) employees who work across worksites e.g. The Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) and Wilfred Lopes, community and wards at the Launceston General Hospital (LGH), etc., will be allowed to continue working across multiple sites.

  • The Department of Health and the State Service Management Office has confirmed that THS employees who work across both a THS worksite and a private health provider will not be prevented by THS to do so.
  • Any member who is asked by a private-sector employer to limit their work to one worksite should be aware that this is not supported by ANMF; there is no industrial provision for an employer to direct this and it is not currently a direction given by Public Health.

The ANMF encourages all members with multiple employment to ensure that they are well briefed on the relevant infection control guidelines applicable to each worksite and to observe good hygiene practices at any workplace.  In addition, remember, if you are unwell, do not go to work.  Testing criteria for COVID-19 has expanded and health (including Aged Care) workers are eligible to be tested, contact public health if you believe you have symptoms which may be COVID-19.  Public Health can be contacted on the hotline 1800 671 738.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact our Member Support Team via membersupport@anmftas.org.au or for urgent matters phone (03) 6223 6777 or 1800 001 241 (if outside Hobart). Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, our Member Support Team are now practicing social isolation measures and working from home. Bearing this in mind, email is the preferred and fastest way of contacting them.

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Updates correct as at 29 April 2020
Authorised by Emily Shepherd, ANMF Tasmanian Branch Secretary