RESOURCES FOR AGED CARE WORKERS

The ASU has produced resources specifically for aged care workers. You can download relevant fact sheets below

Community Care FAQ Fact Sheet

Single Site Fact Sheet

Risk Assessment Help Sheet

 

DON’T CUT AGED CARE – KEEP IT COUNCIL

Council home carers’ jobs are under threat. For several years there has been funding uncertainty. Employment insecurity takes its toll and despite funding extensions many carers in Councils are doing it tough, with some Council’s seeking to reduce carer’s minimum hours.

The ASU has been working with members to defend their jobs and the conditions they have achieved for the care industry. The ASU has successfully lobbied for the inclusion of commitments in the National ALP Platform to further block funding and achieved a State Government commitment to exempt Council care from Competitive Neutrality Policy.

Recently Maribyrnong and Hobsons bay Councils voted to outsource their service to a new provider which we believe will lead to an erosion of employment conditions and quality of care to the community. The risk of Councils losing essential Council care is real and everyone needs to be prepared to take action now.

Happily, an extension of Commonwealth funding for Home care has been achieved for a further two years. However we know that there are a number of CEOs and Directors who want home care off the books. Care for community and the public interest are not their concerns.

We are taking this issue into the Federal election campaign to make sure the community knows that high quality Council provided care is at risk.

Give your Federal Member or candidate a call during the campaign and ask whether they support secure funding for in-home aged care and quality jobs?

Tell us your Council aged care story

Everyone has an older relative in their life that needs their support at some point. For years Councils have helped families support their elderly to remain in their homes. If you have a story about the value of Council care that your family members have received contact ASU Lead Organiser Jane Karslake on jkarslake@asuvictas.com.au or register your support below.

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5 days ago

ASUVicTas

Today the ASU together with other unions will take Qantas to the highest court in the country over JobKeeper wage theft.

www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/unions-take-qantas-to-high-court-in-jobkeeper-fight-20210112-p56t...
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Today the ASU together with other unions will take Qantas to the highest court in the country over JobKeeper wage theft.
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/unions-take-qantas-to-high-court-in-jobkeeper-fight-20210112-p56tji.html

1 week ago

ASUVicTas

The temperature is ticking up again with hotter days on the way next week. We’ve got resources for ASU members so you can be prepared with training and resources on working in heat.

The ASU Career Launchpad has member-only on-demand training for outdoor workers with presenters from Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Cancer Council. You can access the training here: asucareerlaunchpad.tln.org.au/

And you can download a factsheet and other information about working in heat information at www.asuvictas.com.au/working-in-heat-2/
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The temperature is ticking up again with hotter days on the way next week.  We’ve got resources for ASU members so you can be prepared with training and resources on working in heat.
The ASU Career Launchpad has member-only on-demand training for outdoor workers with presenters from Victorian Trades Hall Council and the Cancer Council. You can access the training here: http://asucareerlaunchpad.tln.org.au/
And you can download a factsheet and other information about working in heat information at https://www.asuvictas.com.au/working-in-heat-2/

2 weeks ago

ASUVicTas

The New Year is the perfect time to brush up your job-seeking skills if you are looking for a career change this year.

The majority of candidates for a job are eliminated at the very first step. So whether you’re changing careers or applying for the job of your dreams, find out how you can make your application stand out and land you your next job!

Our ASU member-exclusive Job Application Tool Kit is a 3-part series that takes you through the complete application process from refining your resume, to addressing key selection criteria and then onto the interview stage. We’ve got you covered every step of the way!

These courses are available on demand at asucareerlaunchpad.tln.org.au/
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The New Year is the perfect time to brush up your job-seeking skills if you are looking for a career change this year.  
The majority of candidates for a job are eliminated at the very first step. So whether you’re changing careers or applying for the job of your dreams, find out how you can make your application stand out and land you your next job!
Our ASU member-exclusive Job Application Tool Kit is a 3-part series that takes you through the complete application process from refining your resume, to addressing key selection criteria and then onto the interview stage. We’ve got you covered every step of the way!
These courses are available on demand at http://asucareerlaunchpad.tln.org.au/