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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 Commission and it applies to your Industry Award (Social, Community, Homecare and Disability Services Award).

Award wages are the minimum wages legally payable in the industry.

Technically, it is to be paid by your employer in the first full pay period from 1 July , but we hear a rumour that UCC may pay it from 1 July.

Click here to view the updated Award rates of pay so you can check your pay slip.

Disability Services Joint Consultative Committee Meeting

On Friday, 19 July, Union Delegates and senior managers of Disability Services participated in the first Joint Consultative Committee meeting for 2019.    Here are the highlights!

Quality & Safe Guards training

New training is scheduled to start soon. It will shed light on the NDIS Code of Conduct that all staff working in the NDIS space will have to adhere to from the 1st July 2019.  This training is essential for all workers to understand their responsibilities and liabilities under the NDIS and to understand the possible financial penalties and employment risks for breaches to the Code of Conduct. We encourage all members working under the NDIS funding to engage with this training.

Delegates and Management have started discussions on what defines Complex Care and the training / support needed to ensure quality services and safety for workers.

The Roster Development Guide is up for review.  This guide was developed at the Joint Consultative Committee in 2017 to assist teams in creating a collaborative and transparent process to ensure a consistent and person-centered approach that allows employees to have a say about their rosters.

Delegates are looking for your feedback on this Guide. Click here to review and let us know if you think anything needs to be updated.

Workplace delegates are able to collect information about issues members would like raised. Please talk to your Workplace Delegates about the issues which affect you day-to-day at work. By doing this your Delegates will be able to see if they are common across the region and raised at our regular JCC Meetings if appropriate.

Want to get involved and be active in your Union?

Please speak to your Services Union Workplace Delegates and ask how you can get involved and ask your colleagues who are not Union members to consider joining.

If you don’t have a Workplace Delegate at your workplace, and are interested in the role, talk to your Local Organisers, to find out more.  0439 713 803


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