On Thursday 30 June, at 1.30 pm, we are holding a stop-work meeting to provide members with an update on the progress of negotiations and to decide on the next steps in this campaign.
This is your union and your campaign; you are strongly encouraged to come along, have your say and play your part in ensuring Allied Health jobs are good jobs.
Buses to the meeting are available from all major hospitals. To confirm your attendance and book a seat on a bus please click here.
Industrial Actions start 7am tomorrow!
Get your Code Blue t-shirt out and get ready to leave work on time because Phase-1 actions start at 7am tomorrow morning, across the public sector.
- Wear your Code Blue T-shirt and badge at work every day
- Change your email signature to reflect a campaign message
- Take your tea breaks and lunch breaks in full
- Do not perform any unpaid or unauthorised overtime unless it is approved in writing, in advance and paid
- Display campaign posters and flyers in your workplace (including in public areas)
- Display an inflatable Code Blue dinosaur in your workplace or reception area
Most members will have their Code Blue t-shirt by now. Having said that, the demand for t-shirts has been incredible—we are currently waiting on our 4th order, sit tight they are on the way.
If for whatever reason you can’t wear a t-shirt, please make sure you’re wearing a badge… every day. Badges have been sent to union delegates this week, so ask your delegate, they will provide.
All members should change their email signatures in order to promote the campaign. The priority at this stage is to promote the stop-work mass-meeting set for 30 June. It is vital we get as many along as possible to that meeting. Email signatures can be downloaded here
Taking your breaks and unpaid overtime bans
VAHPA members are currently entitled to two ten-minute paid rest breaks per day and an unpaid meal interval of up to 60-minutes per day. However we know that the many members regularly work through these breaks.
By working through your breaks you are saying to the hospitals that workload issues are not important to you and that you are willing to absorb the staffing shortages that exist in your departments. We are currently doing all we can to make sure that employees are able to take their breaks. Please don’t undermine our efforts by working through these breaks; you are entitled to them and they are important in making sure your workplace is a safe and happy one.
If you have any questions about the actions don’t hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1300 322 917