SACS workers get green light on pay increases
- Created on Friday, 22 June 2012 14:43
The Australian Services Union (ASU) is very pleased with today’s handing down by Fair Work Australia (FWA) of its first Equal Remuneration Order (ERO).
This order will deliver wage increases of between 23 and 45 per cent to community and disability workers across Australia, phased in over eight years.
ASU Lead Organiser Wil Stracke says this decision now gives workers in the sector a clear path forward regarding improved pay and conditions.
“The ASU won its historic Equal Pay case for workers in the female-dominated social, community and disability services industry on February 1, 2012. Today’s decision gives legal force to this victory and means that these workers will receive their first Equal Pay increase on December 1, 2012. Today’s decision means that these workers will finally be financially valued for the important work they do in a sector that has so often been overlooked in regard to fair pay.”
“These workers are there in our communities, every day, helping others. They work with the most vulnerable in our society. The ASU campaigned for Equal Pay for years and now we have an ERO that turns our win into reality and ensures that workers across the sector all benefit. It is what our members fought so hard for and the decision is a credit to their determination and commitment.”
For more information, contact ASU Lead Organiser Wil Stracke