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MDA JCC Update – Wages discussion

Social & Communities August 13, 2019

EBA Update All MDA members should be aware that the 2016 MDA Enterprise Agreement expires on 22 May 2021. At the time of negotiations, your bargaining Representatives negotiated a 3-year Agreement back dating the first wages increase to apply from…

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

Endeavour Foundation Workplace Change…………OneWay Operating Model

Social & Communities August 9, 2019

The Services Union has been in discussions with Endeavour Foundation regarding the recent announcements on Endeavour’s OneWay Operating Model implementation process. Not all members are directly impacted by this change process, but it is important that as members of our…

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FREE NDIS Code of Conduct Training

How well do you know the new NDIS code of conduct? Do you know your responsibilities under the new code?  If not, don’t worry – your union is here to help. We are running live webinar courses on the NDIS…

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Safe Places Employees – Don’t Become a Victim of Wage Theft!

Social & Communities August 1, 2019

Employees at Safe Places for Children have the right to query the wages they receive and should be using every resource available to them to ensure they do not become a victim of WAGE THEFT. The Department of Child Safety, Youth…

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UCC $$ Money News Update

UnitingCare Community Members – $$ Money $$

Social & Communities July 30, 2019

If you work for UnitingCare (UCC) make sure to look out for a 3 per cent (3%) wage increase to your pay. Thanks to you being a Union member, Unions successfully argued for this wage increase in the Fair Work…

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Union and CPL/Mylestones Employment update

Social & Communities July 25, 2019

JDO vehicle payments, ex-FSG/FEG discussions, and Union at CPL The Services Union met with CPL HR last week, 16th July, to discuss issues across CPL and Mylestones Employment. The agenda points of discussion were: Update on ex-FSG / FEG long…

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SACS Disability and Mental Health Members – Take the skills and qualifications survey

Social & Communities July 12, 2019

Can you take 10 minutes to complete our survey on skills and qualifications in the NDIS and disability sector? Click here. The NDIS has brought a high demand for new and varied services and supports for people with disability. Consequently,…

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Are you being paid correctly?

Social & Communities July 4, 2019

Do you have concerns about if you are being paid correctly by Safe Places for Children? Did you know that you have the right to request a reconciliation of your wages? Are you wondering what all this means for you?…

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Consultation on a PLSL for SACS continues – Show your support!

Social & Communities June 20, 2019

Portable long service leave for the Social and Community Services industry is getting closer with the Stakeholder Taskforce (the Taskforce) established by the Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace MP continuing to meet fortnightly. Along with the Services Union members…

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SACS UPDATE – Portable long service leave Taskforce established

Social & Communities June 20, 2019

A Stakeholder Taskforce has now been established by the Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace MP to consider Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) for Social and Community sector (SACS) workers. Joining The Services Union on the Taskforce will be the…

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