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Portable Long Service Leave Scheme For The Community Services Industry Is Now A Reality!

Members of The Services Union have been part of making real change for the Community Services Industry!

The Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019, has now been passed and will ensure the establishment of the scheme.

To read more about this you can go to our Industry New page or click here.

You can also like our Facebook page and share our post on this great news with your colleagues and friends who work in the Social and Community Services Industry.

If your not yet a member we, take this opportunity to ask you join

RECENT UPDATES

On 14 February 2020, the Queensland Parliamentary Committee , released its report on the Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019.

There was just one recommendation, that the Bill be passed.

Please find a copy of the full report below.

The Bill will now go to Parliament for it’s second reading, debate and then vote.

Its not too late to get behind the campaign and join

Members our campaign goes on to spread the good news and show our proud support by:

RESOURCES:

  1. The Services Union Media Release –  LONG SERVICE LEAVE NOW PORTABLE FOR SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE WORKERS IN QLD!
  2. Parliamentary Committee Recommendation – community Services Industry(Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
  3. TSU Supplementary Submission – Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
  4. TSU Submission – Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
  5. Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
  6. Explanatory Notes – Community Services Industry (Portable Long Service Leave) Bill 2019
  7. OIR – Decision RIS – Portable Long Service Leave Scheme for the Social and Community Services Sector Oct 2019
  8. The Services Union submission in support of PLSL 
  9. All public submissions to the Office of Industrial Relations 
  10. PLSL Toolkit
  11. Supporting Campaign Poster
  12. Survey Results
  13. Member Profile – Dom’s Story
  14. Member Profile – Terese’s Story

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 History of Our Investing In Quality Community Services Campaign:

The Federal Government needs to re-invest in community services, not just find ‘savings’ in the community sector.

‘Savings’, mean reduced services and staff cuts, leaving vulnerable Australians out in the cold.

This is why our union has established our  Investing in Quality Community Services Campaign.

Members of The Services Union Support:

  • Reinvestment in community services by governments;
  • Ceasing competitive tendering for community services;
  • Not-for-profit organisations as the primary provider of community services;
  • Five-year funding cycles;
  • Women-led services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence;
  • Recognition and protection of specialised services (e.g. Aboriginal, Refugee, Women);
  • A fully funded NDIS that allows for wages and conditions which value workers and ensure quality of service and dignity for people with disabilities;
  • Fair pay and protected portable entitlements for community sector workers;
  • The development and implementation of standards through the ACCDP which can be
    supported legislatively; and
  • A partnership approach between the Government, the sector and its workforce representatives to address the needs and interests of the people they support and the local communities in which they work.

Achievements to date: 

When SACS Members take action we achieve extraordinary things! Through member’s activism and campaigning in the last year we have achieved:

  • A move towards five-year funding cycles
  • Changes to the tender guidelines for existing services
  • Advancements in Women-led services for women and children who are victims of domestic violence
  • Commitment to ensuring not-for-profit organisations are the primary provider of community services
  • Significant funding commitments for reinvestment in Community Services by the Queensland Government

 

 

 

 

 

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