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Check your Pay – Pay Equity Day 1 December 2019

Social & Communities December 5, 2019

Members of the Services Union who work in the Social and Community Services Industry have been on a journey to realising equal pay for the past 7 years with the final increase being applied in December 2020. Our union ran…

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Cabinet Endorses A Portable Long Service Leave Scheme For You! Still Work To Do!

Social & Communities October 4, 2019

The Portable Long Service Leave Taskforce which includes The Services Union recently met with the Minister for Industrial Relations, Grace Grace MP. The Taskforce has recommended a Long Service Leave Scheme which will cover all employees whose employment is covered…

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Social & Communities September 6, 2019

NDIS MEMBERS – YOUR OPINION MATTERS The ASU is conducting a survey of employees who work in the disability sector to hear your concerns, experiences and views in terms of NDIS Planning. The information we gather from this survey will…

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Portable Long Service Leave Takes Shape

Social & Communities September 3, 2019

A report to the IR Minister Grace Grace MP by the Portable Long Service Leave Taskforce has mapped out the look and timing of the key elements for a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme for the Social and Community Services…

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Safe Places for Children $$$

Social & Communities August 22, 2019

SAFE PLACES for CHILDREN “No Wage theft?” – But the $Money$ is flowing! Thousands! Members at Safe Places for Children can celebrate a major victory in their dispute about pay. It has been over 18 months since our Union started…

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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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