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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 by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award the (SCHADS Award) among others.

The joint communique of the Taskforce can be read here and summarises the Taskforce’s report on a number of recommendations for the Minister’s consideration.

In meeting with the Taskforce, Minister Grace confirmed that the proposed Scheme had been endorsed by Cabinet. Legislation is also being prepared for a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme which would focus on the employees covered by the SCHADS Award and organisations that have their main work in that industry.

The decision also notes a start date of 1 July 2020 and access to leave entitlements after seven years.

There is still a lot of work to do to ensure that Portable Long Service Leave is achieved.

As a member here are the top three things you can do to ramp up the support for the Scheme:

Tell your colleagues about our campaign for a Portable Long Service Leave Scheme for the Social and Community Services industry and ask them to become a member of The Services Union  to help us achieve our campaign goal of establishing the Scheme.

Go to our website and register your Long Service Leave details with us so we can show the direct interest of members and how they and the industry would benefit from the Scheme.

Send us a selfie with our campaign poster so we can showcase the support on our social media pages.

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