As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Monash Health had to reduce elective surgeries and services. This meant many of our casual and part-time employees didn’t receive the regular shifts they would have should these services be running.
Casual and part-time employees (clinical and non-clinical) who have been disadvantaged by changes to work patterns as a result of COVID-19 disruptions may be eligible for the Employment Stability Payment.
Those employed under casual or part-time arrangements with Monash Health, on a ‘regular and systematic basis’ from 1 January 2020, will be entitled to the stability payments, which will be back-paid to 1 April 2020.
The payments will be the difference between what affected employees have earned since 1 April 2020 and their average weekly earnings over the last 12 months.
The payments will assist in retaining our workforce in preparation for the resumption of services, special projects, and any potential further spikes in COVID-19 infections.
Casual and part-time employees will be offered shifts in conjunction with this payment. There is an expectation that eligible employees are willing and available to accept and work shifts.
In the coming days, managers will be asked to verify the status of their casual and part–time employees, and payments will be made as soon as possible after that.
Shifts will be offered from next week. In the meantime, casual and part-time employees who fall into this category should make it a priority to complete mandatory training online.
New content and FAQs about the Employee Stability Payments are now available on the casual and part-time employees page for managers and employees to help clarify:
- Who is eligible
- The process for back pay
- Advice for managers
For all the latest information visit the casual and part-time employees page.
Signed off by Karen Lowe