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Update from Nationwide Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting to Save Equal Pay

Social & Communities September 8, 2020

We have just heard some shocking news: if Equal Pay is not funded by the federal government past December, up to 12,000 essential jobs in frontline disability and community services could be lost. Sign the petition to Save Equal Pay…

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Please Attend to Save Equal Pay – Nationwide Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting

Social & Communities September 7, 2020

Our nationwide frontline community worker meeting to be part of the plan to Save Equal Pay is tomorrow. You can register here. In 2012 ASU members in community services and disability won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work…

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Thumbs Ups! PORTABLE LONG SERVICE LEAVE WILL COMMENCE FROM 1 JANUARY 2O21 FOR COMMUNITY SERVICES!

Social & Communities September 4, 2020

The Palaszczuk Government announced today that our Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) Scheme will commence on 1 January 2021. Appointments to the management Board were also announced and the Regulations have been approved. We have been campaigning for PLSL for…

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Save Equal Pay – National Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting

Social & Communities September 2, 2020

In 2012,  ASU members in community services and disability won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay increases on our Award wages be phased in over eight years – with the final instalment in…

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ASU members win campaign to stop the fee hike on social and community services degrees!

Social & Communities August 27, 2020

Stop the Fee Hikes on Social and Community Services Degrees – the campaign We have been calling on the Federal Government to abandon its plan to increase the costs of Social Work and related degrees like Social Science, Social Welfare,…

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Risks, Considerations and Conversations About Safety When Domestic & family violence comes to work – Online Seminar

GeneralSocial & Communities August 27, 2020

Domestic and Family Violence (DFV) affects a wide range of people in not only their home and personal lives, but can also have far-reaching impacts on their social and economic participation, including at work. This presentation, jointly hosted by Community Legal…

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Centacare – Union Update for Members

Social & Communities August 26, 2020

Centacare Workers Deserve Job Security – Update on Written Contracts As you may know, The Services Union has raised concerns with Centacare about workers not being provided written contracts. You can read more about this by clicking here. As of…

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Safe Places For Children – Where’s The Money?

Social & Communities July 30, 2020

The frontline work you do or have done at Safe Places for Children supports some of the most vulnerable people in our communities. Your work in helping young people is extremely important and that is why you deserve to be…

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CentaCare – Job Security, Rostering and COVID-19 – Oh My!

Social & Communities July 27, 2020

We know that job security and rostering issues are of concern to you at Centacare right now as well as ensuring COVID-19 workplace health and safety measures are also in place. The Services Union (our Union) is with you every…

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JobSeeker and JobKeeper Update For Members

Federal Government JobKeeper payment JobKeeper 2.0 update for members Current as at 22 July 2020 As you may recall, earlier this year the ASU along with other Australian unions campaigned relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members…

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