Strike action and the Australian Defence Force
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) continues to have personnel available in all jurisdictions to support residential aged care facilities impacted by workforce pressures due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Please note that in the event of any industrial action occurring in an aged care facility, including the proposed strikes in the week of 9 May 2022, the ADF is prohibited from being on-site during any industrial action.
The Defence Act 1903 states that the ADF shall not be called out or utilised in connection with an industrial dispute.
Case managers will be asking outbreak sites seeking workforce support from ADF if they are subject to industrial action and will not be able to accept requests if they are.