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Portable Long Service Leave

Want More Recognition For The Work You Do? Read Bob’s Story

Social & Communities January 15, 2019

If you have not already – It’s time to register to have a say about the need for Portable Long Service Leave in the Social and Community Sector. Read Bob’s story – a worker just like you. Register at:…

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EQUAL PAY DAY - check your payslip

Check Your Pay! It’s Equal Pay Day

Social & Communities December 10, 2018

It’s our seventh Check Your Equal Pay Day! From the first pay period on or after 1 December each year from 2012 to 2020, workers classified as Social and Community Services (SACS) employees or Crisis Accommodation employees under the Social,…

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Social and Community Services – November Industry Update

Social & Communities December 5, 2018

Another Award wage rate increase!!! Thanks to the Equal Pay decision won for members by the Services Union, as of 1 December 2018, Award rates will again increase. Look out for this change in your first payslip after that date,…

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And the Winner is!

Portable Long Service Leave Competition Winner!

Social & Communities December 4, 2018

Congratulations goes out to our new member Margie Gamble who was the recent winner of our Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) Competition. All Margie had to do was to join The Services Union and support her Social and Community Sector (SACS)…

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Safe Places For Children – Protecting you work conditions

Social & Communities November 21, 2018

Recently, Safe Places for Children, distributed a newsletter to employees that was not an accurate representation of your workplace rights or of our Union’s intentions. Each point has been addressed by The Services Union. Please click this link to read…

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Submissions Made! Next Steps To Achieving Portable Long Services Leave


Social & Communities November 14, 2018

The Services Union,  made a submission on behalf of members as part of the consultation being undertaken by the Palaszczuk Government, in their investigation into the introduction of a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme (PLSL) for the Social and Community…

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Safe Places for Children – What’s The Issue, Why Get Involved?

Safe Places for Children – What’s The Issue, Why Get Involved?

Social & Communities November 1, 2018

At the end of last year Safe Places for Children sought to commence negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement. This triggered our Union undertaking a review of employment conditions for Safe Places employees and commencing conversations with our members. Members…

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NDIS Members Support PLSL

Social & Communities October 17, 2018

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) members have been writing submissions to support the introduction of a Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) scheme. Members want to ensure that all workers of the sector are in the scheme when Government considers which…

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SACS Front Line Workers reality in the fight against domestic, family and sexual violence

SACS Front Line Workers – their reality in the fight against domestic, family and sexual violence

Social & Communities October 10, 2018

A new UNSW Sydney Report says that many of the workers who help those affected by violence are women exposed to harassment themselves. They feel underpaid and emotionally exhausted. Our union participated in the National Survey of Workers in the Domestic,…

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Get Your PLSL Submission In By Monday 8 October 2018

URGENT! No time to waste! PLSL Submissions are due Monday 8 October 2018 4pm!

Social & Communities October 3, 2018

GET YOUR SUBMISSION IN BY 4pm MONDAY 8 OCTOBER! Making long service leave portable across employers is something members in the Social and Community Services Industry have wanted for a long time. Our Union has made a submission on behalf…

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