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This Is Unfair For Employment Services Workers

Social & Communities July 1, 2020

The Fair Work Commission has decided that workers in Employment Services on the Labour Market Assistance Award won’t receive any pay increase until November. Yet other essential workers are receiving their pay increase from 1st July 2020. This is unfair….

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Check Your Pay – Award Increase From 1 July 2020

Social & Communities July 1, 2020

Annual Wage Increase For Social And Community Services Workers Wages for Social and Community Services (“SACS”) workers have increased by 1.75% from 1 July 2020 following the Annual Wage Review (AWR) conducted by the Fair Work Commission (FWC). This increase…

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Social & Communities June 19, 2020

An Appeal Bench of the Fair Work Commission has confirmed that the sort of work done by Youth Workers at Safe Places for Children should be at least level 2 under the Social Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award…

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Multicultural Australia Union Update – Catch Up On Latest Joint Consultative Committee News

Social & Communities June 3, 2020

To ensure all Services Union members’ voices are heard, as Multicultural Australia responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have utilised our Joint Consultative Committee (JCC) to discuss our members concerns. At the JCC we identify collective issues…

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SACS Industry Update – Supporting The Community and Campaigning for Industry Change

Social & Communities May 28, 2020

NDIS UPDATE Findings from a survey of more than 2,300 disability workers released this week shows that the current workforce conditions under the NDIS serve to undermine the capacity of the workforce to provide quality support to people with disability….

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NDIS Workforce Enquiry – Joint Submission  

Social & Communities May 21, 2020

Some months ago, you may recall our union sought member participation in a survey that was part of a research study our union jointly commissioned with the Health Services Union (HSU) and United Workers Union (UWU). The findings from this…

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Aruma Coronavirus Consultation Committee Services Union Update

Social & Communities April 30, 2020

To ensure Services Union member voices are heard as Aruma responds to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic we have set up a Delegates Covid-19 Committee. Delegates from our union and the NSW Branch of our union can share the…

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Focal Community Services – Contract Variation and JobKeeper Payments

Social & Communities April 27, 2020

CONTRACT VARIATION AND JOBKEEPER PAYMENTS – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW! Our Union met with Focal Community Services CEO Mickael Blanc and HR Representative Judy Bentley on Monday 27 April 2020 to discuss the applicability of JobKeeper and the request…

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Disability Work is Essential and Needs to be Supported!

Social & Communities April 27, 2020

NDIS services are essential as people with disability always deserve quality support. The work of Disability Support workers is critical to achieving this and even more so as we move through the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s vital that the Federal Government…

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Open Minds Commits To More Consultations On Contracts

Social & Communities April 23, 2020

As you would be aware, Open Minds has been seeking to amend contracts and reduce hours of work for workers. Over the past week, The Services Union raised concerns with the organisation about this proposal and we have now received…

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