Your union delegates and the CPSU office have been speaking with several members who are concerned about the health risks around working in the office given the situation with Omicron.
We have written to Services Australia to advise that the CPSU is concerned that they are not facilitating staff to work from home where possible and is leaving decisions about working from home to be dealt with at a local level on a case-by-case basis. View the letter here.
Other departments such as the ATO, Defence, Health and NDIA have told their staff that they should work from home where possible and we believe SA should take a similar position.
Aside from the health risk there are concerns that arrangements for subsidising RAT kits will increase workloads. Things are busy enough as it is without the risk of large numbers of workers needing to take personal leave.
We will be meeting with SA early next week to discuss your concerns and propose a process that minimises your risk.
In the meantime, you can make a request to your supervisor to work from home.
Please advise your CPSU delegate and HSR if you are not satisfied with the outcome of that request or if you have any questions. You can also contact us on 1300 137 636.
We will update you next week.