HACSU has been contacted by a number of members concerned about the change to payslips by way of removing Long Service Leave (LSL) balances. HACSU can advise that Yooralla, like any employer, has no obligation to include LSL balances on pay slips. However HACSU has written to Yooralla to express disappointment with the lack of consultation about the change and to raise a number of questions that have been brought to the union through our membership. These include serious concerns about reports that employees' payslips have been changed retrospectively, ie historic payslips have had LSL balance/accruals removed without information or consultation. HACSU has also asked that Yooralla commit to notifying employees at 7, 10, 15 years of service of their LSL accrual.
Once again Yooralla have failed to consult on significant change at the workplace, with the review of the management structure and the role of Registered Nurses (RN) at VASS or Clarendon St. HACSU has raised this with Yooralla and subsequently received prepared information. The Change Impact Statement states that the rationale for the proposed changes arose from recommendations from the review of VASS conducted by an external consultant. The key change proposed is "to enhance the role of Service Manager at the service", with the removal of the current role and replacing it with an appointment of a professional health leader with the minimum requirement of AHPRA registration as Registered Nurse (Division 1) and experience in community-based health support. Yooralla has proposed to implement the changes from 1 March 2017.