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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…
NDIS Unions are working together to support the disability sector workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic We understand the issues faced by the disability sector workforce during this difficult time. The Australian Services Union, along with the Health Services Union, United Workers Union and National Disability Services, are working on a…
National Disability Services (the peak for NDIS service providers) and the Australian Services Union, the Health Services Union and the United Workers Union (the ‘NDIS Unions’) have come together to develop principles and processes to support the disability sector and its workforce during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic is…
In discussions between the ASU and Max Solutions, the date has now been set for the first EBA meeting. It will be on March 26 and it will be a face to face meeting in Brisbane comprising management representatives, ASU officials and ASU workplace delegates. Max Solutions releases the NERR…
The Australian Services Union (ASU) has been in contact with Max Solutions management to commence negotiations for a new EBA at Max Solutions. The current agreements that apply to the Max Solutions employees across Australia are the: Max Solutions Employment and Training Enterprise Agreement and the Max Solutions Health Enterprise…
The Fair Work Commission had decided that all casuals working under the SCHDS Award should be paid their casual loading in addition to their overtime time and weekend penalty rates. This is likely to be phased between 1 December 2019 and 1 July 2020, but we are waiting for confirmation…
As most staff would be aware in 2017 Red Cross discovered it had been underpaying a proportion of its employees over a number of years. This was primarily due to applying the wrong award or Enterprise Agreement to some roles, the incorrect award or Enterprise Agreement classifications to other roles…