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On Tuesday, 4 May the Fair Work Commission issued a provisional decision in its review of the minimum terms and conditions that apply to workers in the disability and community services industry, the SCHDS Award. It’s taken 5 years of work by your union, but it’s good to see the…
In late 2020, APM attempted to strip entitlements from its employees, including their right to take RDOs, by asking employees approve a vote to terminate the Konekt Employment Enterprise Agreement 2018. Despite that vote being defeated, the company are again trying to undermine your entitlements. APM have scheduled a meeting…
Today the ASU launched our campaign with members across Australia to Save Homelessness Services and demand the Federal Government – Don’t Close the Door! The Federal Government is set to cut funding to homelessness services by over $50million. This is because they are refusing to continue to cover the costs…
TODAY ASU members win! ALL associated degrees for Social and community services workers now protected by the Professional Pathway and will be exempt from government fee increases. Earlier this year the Federal government proposed DOUBLING university fees for community services degrees (e.g. Social Work, Human Services, Mental Health, Social Sciences,…
On Thursday, 26 November, your ASU Bargaining Team met with representatives of AIA management to continue negotiations for a new enterprise agreement. Management has told us that they hope to finish discussions before the Board Meeting on 15 December. We think that’s doable, but we need your feedback on the…
ASU members have Saved Equal Pay! On Tuesday night the Federal Government announced that they would lift base funding in Department of Social Services Grants to cover the costs for Equal Pay wages won by ASU members in 2012.  From 1 July 2021, the Federal Government has committed to more…
Disability workers are on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our society is relying on you to make sure that people with a disability get the support they need in these troubled times. Your hard work should be recognised. The ASU has lodged an application in the Fair Work Commission…
Findings from a survey of more than 2300 disability workers released today 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. Commissioned by the Health Services Union (HSU), United Workers Union (UWU) and Australian…
A report by the UNSW Sydney released today shares the initial experiences of the disability workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak. Commissioned by Health Services Union (HSU), United Workers Union (UWU) and Australian Services Union (ASU), the report surveyed more than 2,300 disability workers and shows how COVID-19 has massively increased…
Disability workers have a challenging job at the best of times, but it’s twice has hard during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Disability workers are supporting their clients during self-isolation. This means new responsibilities (such as enhanced hygiene procedures) that aren’t reflected in your current pay. The ASU has made a joint…
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