PAY RATES FOR WORKING IN COVID MANAGEMENT SITUATIONS
The rate of pay has been queried, citing an old staff memo that Emergency Team members would be paid at a higher hourly rate.
This memo was about the establishment of an Emergency Team in the early days of COVID in preparation for worse case scenarios.
With the rapid changes in the the virus and Public Health directions the Emergency Team was not established and NWSS, like all other service providers, moved into a management mode directed by Public Health.
The issue of pay rates when working in a COVID management situation is under review and has to consider what is happening in the disability sector in general. NWSS hope to have a policy on this shortly.
NWSS thanks the workers who have and are working in COVID management situations.
Neal Rodwell — General Manager — North West Support Services — 0418 140 000