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TSF staff would be aware that the TSF Social Enterprise Agreement 2010 expires on 31 January 2013 and management have sent a letter to staff to commence bargaining for the next agreement. Following preliminary discussions between the ASU and senior HR management in late December negotiations for the next agreement…
On 15 & 30 November ASU Reps joined other bargaining reps in the first meetings with management about a replacement agreement. The ASU bargaining team were: Warren Fridell (National), Jenny Sleba (C&SQ C&A) and delegates Michael Mohr and Terri-Ann Fisher. Management were represented by HR Manager Cara Benoit, Geoff Walshaw…
The search is on for outstanding contributors to the community sector with the launch of the HESTA Community Sector Awards — recognising the tireless efforts of people working to improve the lives of those in need. HESTA and the Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) have joined forces to launch…
The NEAMI draft agreement has been issued by management and is subject to a ballot of staff from 4 October to 11 October 2012. The offer is for a 3 year agreement with 3% pay increase in July each year. All staff covered by the agreement will have the opportunity…
Legislative change must be considered to stop the widening gender pay gap, after it blew out further to 17.5% in the last 12 months, say unions. ACTU President Ged Kearney said Australian women now had to effectively fit an extra 64 work days into every financial year to be able…
On Friday July 6 ASU Reps joined other bargaining agents in the first meeting about your proposed pay and conditions. The meeting provided time for each Bargaining Rep to go through their log of claims and to provide clarity where it was needed and appropriate. The resounding issue for most…
Today at noon, Fair Work Australia handed down a final decision in the Equal Pay Case for social and community services (SACS) workers. The decision concerned the timetable for pay increases that flow from their earlier decision of 1 February 2012. Despite a number of submissions from parties seeking to…
The GROW draft agreement has been issued by management and subject to a ballot of staff commencing 11 May and closing 18 May 2012. Unfortunately the final draft agreement is not one the ASU could recommend to members. The offer is for a 4 year agreement with 3% pay increase…
Community workers have today been handed long awaited pay rises in a historic decision by Fair Work Australia in the equal pay case.  The case was lodged by the Australian Services Union on March 11 2010 to address the gender-based undervaluation of the community services sector and deliver long overdue…
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