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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17 hours ago

ASUVicTas

Sophia works with young people in the corrections and youth justice systems at Jesuit Social Services.

Sophia's message is pretty simple, "as an ASU member for the past 14 years I am proud to be union and proud to wear the mask. Stay safe!"

If you work in social and community services like Sophia, we've got sector-specific Covid-19 information here www.asuvictas.com.au/covid-19/community-sector/

And if you aren't yet a member of the Australian Services Union, you can join here www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
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Sophia works with young people in the corrections and youth justice systems at Jesuit Social Services.
Sophias message is pretty simple, as an ASU member for the past 14 years I am proud to be union and proud to wear the mask. Stay safe!
If you work in social and community services like Sophia, weve got sector-specific Covid-19 information here www.asuvictas.com.au/covid-19/community-sector/
And if you arent yet a member of the Australian Services Union, you can join here https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Comment on Facebook Sophia works with ...

I love one these mask

Thank you Sophia 👏👏👏

Thanks Sophia

2 days ago

ASUVicTas

Unbelievably, City of Casey has stood-down more School Crossing Supervisors than there are people in this photo.

250 of the lowest-paid workers at Council, stood-down without pay

And the worst part? The Victorian Government gives Casey money for these worker's wages, and that money hasn't been cut.

So Casey is profiting at the expense of 250 of its lowest-paid employees
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Unbelievably, City of Casey has stood-down more School Crossing Supervisors than there are people in this photo.
250 of the lowest-paid workers at Council, stood-down without pay
And the worst part? The Victorian Government gives Casey money for these workers wages, and that money hasnt been cut.
So Casey is profiting at the expense of 250 of its lowest-paid employees

Comment on Facebook Unbelievably, City ...

Point is it’s not an ‘industry’ it’s a council service in which the wages have already been budgeted for. Jobseeker or council wages it’s all taxpayers money in the end ! What will the City of Casey spend those staffs budgeted wages on now ? We as taxpayers and ratepayers have a right to know !

Sack the council , the crossing supervisors are there to keep our children safe . The council is on the wrong path.

Surprising, I thought they only just finished spending money on a new set of Offices? I would have thought the right thing to do would be to honour their commitments.

Shameful! Are other councils doing this

Do the right thing by your workers Council!

Shameful City of Casey ..

If they are getting funding then they should keep them employed

I always thought they are volunteers?! Aren't they?

Shameful.

Shame!

This SUCKS big time.

Wrong!!!!!

😢

Shame

Disgraceful

Dorothy Underwood

Arse holes

You mean because there is no work and schools are shut atm? Im confused why they would still be working atm? People are being stood down in every industry. Casey is in a hotspot! Or is this seperare to covid??

Disgusting!!!

Scumbags

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