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NDIS SPECIAL ASU BRIEFING - Shared screen with speaker view
Australian Services Union
17:05
help@asu.org.au
Robyn Childs
17:50
I have no audio
MK
18:02
you can use your phone for audio
MK
18:22
there should be a pop up box with a umber to dial
Australian Services Union
23:29
Latest Covid19 news for ASU members is here:www.asumembers.org.au/covid19
Angus McFarland
24:40
You can find the briefing on NDIS COVID announcements from last weekend here: https://www.asumembers.org.au/covid19-ndis-government-announcement
Angus McFarland
26:16
You can find the link to the infection control webinar in the above link
Steve Anderson
26:43
10-32 minutes
Kim Redfern
29:39
change of hours in sector for covid 19 reduced hours from 24 hours to 18 hours
Angus McFarland
30:16
Hi Kim! If your hours have been reduced because of COVID please contact the union on 02 9310 4000 so we can help.
Kim Redfern
32:34
Temporary roster signed off on Tuesdsay to when can it be signed back and working in day program and group homes with flexibility and asked to take leave, advanced leave or leave without pay or leave without pay
Angus McFarland
33:36
Here is the NDIS Commission new guidelines on behavioural support and restrictive practice during COVID: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/fact-sheet-covid-19-behaviour-support-and-restrictive-practices.pdf
MK
34:23
How do we make our management understand that directive? If they refuse.
Angus McFarland
34:44
Here is the NDIS Commission new guidelines on PPE for the Disability sector: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/fact-sheet-covid-19-provider-information-about-ppe.pdf
Kim Redfern
35:27
Will this be available to other members
Angus McFarland
35:29
Hi MK, if your management aren't responding to NDIS directives and putting workers or clients at risk please contact us on 02 9310 4000 or contact your ASU Organiser and let's discuss a plan to respond
Angus McFarland
35:51
Hi Kim, yes we will send this out to all NDIS members.
MK
36:03
Have already done this. I'm not sure they are coming to the party though
Angus McFarland
37:05
MK - that's not good if they're not responding to issues raised by members. Get in touch with your organiser and lets come up with a plan to escalate.
Angus McFarland
37:58
Here is the link again everyone to the PPE guideline from NDIS Commission: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/fact-sheet-covid-19-provider-information-about-ppe.pdf
MK
38:14
In consult with Amanda Carr. She's onto it :) Thank you
Angus McFarland
41:25
Information about the Job Keeper payment can be found here: https://www.asumembers.org.au/jobkeeper_wage_subsidy
Angus McFarland
43:05
30% loss if less than $1billion revenue.
Angus McFarland
43:15
50% loss if more than $1billion revenue.
Angus McFarland
47:19
NSW Department of Communities & Justice say - Currently in NSW there are COVID tests being provided by nsw health clinics and private providers (Regional areas). If you can get to a NSW Health testing facility (rather than private provider), you should say that you work in a direct personal care or residential setting. That will mean that your testing will be expediated.
Fiona Moore
47:23
will we need proof of employment for the testing?
Angus McFarland
48:01
Hi Fiona, we are not aware that they will require proof. If they do please let us know.
Fiona Moore
48:11
thanks
Claton Stevenson
48:34
I have spoken to someone whom has been tested, and they were asked to provide full details of their employer for follow-up if positive. Is this something which is mandatory?
Ellen Eastlake
48:52
I was tested on the 26th March 2020, got the results today the 3rd April 2020.
Angus McFarland
50:24
Hi Claton, Thanks for letting us know,we'll get back to you.
Australian Services Union
50:33
You can always email help@asu.org.au for advice and support
Steve Anderson
50:53
can we have a link for that gathering order please?
Australian Services Union
51:04
Call us on 0293104000
Tony Leabeater
51:16
I have had to follow the Federal Government advice for people who are over 60 years of age with Chronic diseases and Aboriginal people over 50 years of age and i have had to isolate i have noy worked for 3 days as i am following their advice to self isolate,Centrelink say i am entitled to nothing
Angus McFarland
51:59
Hi Tony, can you give our intake line a call on 02 9310 4000 to see what we can do
MK
52:14
Does this include peoplewho are themselves immunocompromised??
Tony Leabeater
52:30
Yes
Australian Services Union
52:47
Hi Steve - here is the gathering order:https://www.legislation.nsw.gov.au/_emergency/Public%20Health%20(COVID-19%20Restrictions%20on%20Gathering%20and%20Movement)%20Order%202020.pdf
MK
53:00
Again, my employer seems to be willfully ignorant of this
Angus McFarland
53:13
Hi MK, we recommend you contact your GP or the Coronavirus hotline for information about your health needs and any risk.
Australian Services Union
53:35
Add your name to the ASU petition:www.ndisworkers.com.au
MK
53:43
Have done this. Employer has informed usvia email that we will not be offered leave for this reason
Tony Leabeater
56:28
My GP has given me a letter to Certify i am over 60 have Chronic diseases and i am of Aboriginal Origin despite this i don’t fit Centrlinks criteria for financial support.
Casey Dunbar
57:40
Too late 😂
Tony Leabeater
59:26
Also if they do change this criteria we should not have to use any annual leave before we can access.Seems unfair that million dollar a year footballers qualify for 750 Jobkeeper support
MK
01:00:29
Amen Tony
Angus McFarland
01:00:48
Good point Tony! And we need to keep as many experienced good workers like yourself in our sector for beyond COVID19.
Kim Redfern
01:01:02
Have you considered of having different session times please
Angus McFarland
01:02:33
Good idea Kim! We will also send out a copy of this webinar as a recorded video to all disability members so anyone who hasn't made it today can watch in their own time. Let your colleagues who are members know to look out for this.
Tony Leabeater
01:03:15
Thanks Angus for the recognition Tony
Kim Redfern
01:03:52
Thanks
Casey Dunbar
01:04:21
Just to clarify, family contact is not restricted or banned for Disability Clients?
Angus McFarland
01:05:13
Hi Casey - you can find information about restrictive practices and COVID here from NDIS Commission: https://www.ndiscommission.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/2020-03/fact-sheet-covid-19-behaviour-support-and-restrictive-practices.pdf
Australian Services Union
01:05:40
Email: help@asu.org.auCall: 0293104000Or Speak with your Union Organiser
Mariatu Tholley
01:05:54
Thanks to Natalie and ASU for hosting this webinar, it has been very informative and resourceful.
Miriam M-H
01:06:36
I would think that family contact is limited as it is for all families who live in different locations. this is surely for the safety of all the others in resi facilities
Australian Services Union
01:07:26
ASU Jobs Connect:https://www.asumembers.org.au/jobs_connect
Australian Services Union
01:08:58
Reminder: Don't sign a new contract without speaking with your union!Call us on 0293104000 or email help@asu.org.au
Tony Leabeater
01:10:30
For workers who fit the Over 60 and Aboriginals over 50 with Chronic diseases we are being told with the strongest advice from the Federal government to self isolate. Can any employer guarantee for workers in this criteria that they can protect them.
Angus McFarland
01:11:41
Organisations should be talking to their staff about this and working with members to come up with ideas to help support impacted workers.
Australian Services Union
01:17:40
ASU Launchpad (career development)www.asumembers.org.au/launchpad
Australian Services Union
01:21:26
ASU Member Advantagehttps://www.asumembers.org.au/member_advantage
Australian Services Union
01:21:56
ASU Jobs Connectwww.asumembers.org.au/jobs_connect
Australian Services Union
01:23:37
ASU members can call 0293104000.We have established a Covid19 hotline for the sector. Workers can call 1800ASU4ME (1800 278 463)
Australian Services Union
01:24:25
Resolution:Disability workers call on the Federal Government to act immediately to ensure the ongoing safety of the people with a disability and the disability workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.The Federal Government must take action now to ensure that people with disability are able to safely access services.
Australian Services Union
01:25:09
The Government needs to urgently;1. provide funding to ensure all workers in the disability sector, regardless of employment status, do not go without pay when their ability to provide a service is disrupted due to COVID-19.2. provide personal protective equipment (PPE) and additional cleaning services to keep workers and people with disability safe.3. provide ongoing infection control training.4. Deliver wage increases to ensure workers are supported to continue delivering high-quality and safe services to people with a disability5. Work with the disability unions and the broader sector to prepare for a surge in workforce need so that new workers are appropriately trained, supported and safe.
MK
01:26:10
The submit button wont work
MK
01:26:27
Never mind fixed it
Amanda Winton
01:27:05
Thank you. Stay safe everyone!
Galaxy Tab A
01:27:35
we have reduced hours atm, we have been told we have to take leave to make up our contract hours. if we say no can they stand us down. if they do we won't have a job
Tony Leabeater
01:27:59
Thanks every one for taking part today.
Tony Leabeater
01:28:14
May all beings be safe and happy
Australian Services Union
01:28:16
Your work is so important and so appreciated. We are fighting to get you proper recognition. Our priority is that you remain employed, keep being paid, and remain safe while on the frontline. We will keep you informed and updated. We are by your side, every step of the way.