Victorian Childcare Changes and Flexibility at MB
ASU members at Maurice Blackburn will be aware that we have been meeting fortnightly with management at the COVID-19 committee to discuss matters related to the pandemic and the impact it is having on workers. At a meeting of this committee held on Tuesday 10 August, ASU delegates raised the issue of the changes to childcare eligibility in Victoria and how this may be affecting employees. We have heard some examples from members of difficult instances during the Stage 4 lockdown in Victoria relating to their responsibilities in caring for children.
The ASU has also received numerous questions from members about where they stand with regard to KPIs, performance and billable targets while they are juggling full-time caring responsibilities.
Maurice Blackburn management advised during this meeting they are open to constructive feedback on how to address the issues that may arise from the childcare changes. Therefore, we want to get to know your experience a bit better and have generated a short survey to obtain your feedback. This includes an opportunity for you to explore and canvas some potential solutions.
We would appreciate your time in completing this survey which can be as short as 2 minutes depending on how much feedback you would like to give, particularly those that have had issues arise here.
To access the survey please click the link below, this survey will be open for the next 7 days:
If you have any questions or concerns about flexibility or COVID-19 in the workplace, get in touch with your delegates or your Organiser Sarah Haar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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