SACS delegates and members meet on a bi-monthly basis to discuss industrial matters of concern and interest to the Social and Community Services Sector.

We hope you will be able to join us to meet up with other active unionists working across the community sector. This month will be a combined SACS Members’ Support Network (MSN) meeting, with an invitation to join other ASU members for a national webinar on “Cut Rate Casuals”.

DATE: Monday 1 April
TIME: 6pm
VENUE: ASU Offices, 116 Queensberry St, Carlton South
Please note the SACS Member Support Network meeting now runs on a Monday night, not a Thursday.

View the agenda here.

Can’t make the 1 April meeting but want to participate in the webinar?

Click here to RSVP now for one of two webinars

What is a “Cut Rate Casual”? Big business lobby group Australian Business Industrial (ABI) is trying to introduce “cut rate casuals” as a new category of employment in our sector’s Award (Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award). It’s a way to pay people less than regular casuals and at the same time not give people minimum hours of work, regular rosters, or a right to say “no” to shifts. Unlike a normal casual, a “Cut Rate Casual” will be paid a 10% casual loading instead of 25% and cannot refuse to work the hours they are rostered by their employer.

If ABI win, employers will be able to categorise any full time and regular part time job as “Cheap Casual” which is a threat to job security for every worker in our industry and for the people we support.

The briefing will also include discussion of how we have to fight back against this attack on secure work, and what you can do to let your colleagues know about this attack on our sector.

We are aiming to get hundreds of delegates from across the country to attend one of these urgent briefings. So we are using new technology – a webinar service – to do these briefings.

How do I join in?
When you register instructions will be sent from our national office for how to log into the webinar (you can do this form computer, tablet or mobile phone).

RSVP by clicking here to receive instructions on how you can participate. 

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karrie Bowe | 0400 917 845 |

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