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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2 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

The ASU stand in solidarity with the striking members of the United Workers Union at McCormick foods. These workers have now been on strike for five weeks fighting for their first pay rise in five years. In response McCormick foods have put out an enterprise agreement that would have cut their pay by $500. This is what corporate greed looks like.

Last week the workers rejected this shameful offer by over 90%.

McCormick foods have made millions over the past year on the backs of the hard work of their skilled workforce and it’s time they made a fair offer.

One day longer, one day stronger.
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The ASU stand in solidarity with the striking members of the United Workers Union at McCormick foods. These workers have now been on strike for five weeks fighting for their first pay rise in five years.  In response McCormick foods have put out an enterprise agreement that would have cut their pay by $500.  This is what corporate greed looks like.
Last week the workers rejected this shameful offer by over 90%.
McCormick foods have made millions over the past year on the backs of the hard work of their skilled workforce and it’s time they made a fair offer.  
One day longer, one day stronger.
3 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

Last Monday we held a mass members meeting with Community Carers wanting to Fight for Aged Care in Local Government!

It was so big we had to have an additional meeting on Wednesday. Here is a picture of carers with thier fists raised at the Wednesday meeting.

Aged Care in council is safe, needed and works. These carers will fight against its privatisation." #LGCares #AgedCare Yarra Ranges Council
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Last Monday we held a mass members meeting with Community Carers wanting to Fight for Aged Care in Local Government! 
It was so big we had to have an additional meeting on Wednesday. Here is a picture of carers with thier fists raised at the Wednesday meeting. 
Aged Care in council is safe, needed and works. These carers will fight against its privatisation. #LGCares #AgedCare Yarra Ranges Council
3 weeks ago
ASUVicTas

This is Johnno, agreeing that only the ASU protects outdoor workers at East Gippsland Shire Council!
He is with Andrea Court our delegate. Andrea has been a member since the first-ever enterprise agreement at the shire. She has negotiated EVERY Agreement since then! What a champion & holder of incredible knowledge. This year, she is negotiating better pay and conditions in the new East Gippsland Shire Council Enterprise Agreement.
Want a better deal at East Gippsland Shire or any other council in Victoria or Tasmania? Then join Andrea & Johnno as members of the ASU here: bit.ly/3fsj3Bu
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This is Johnno, agreeing that only the ASU protects outdoor workers at East Gippsland Shire Council! 
He is with Andrea Court our delegate. Andrea has been a member since the first-ever enterprise agreement at the shire. She has negotiated EVERY Agreement since then! What a champion & holder of incredible knowledge. This year, she is negotiating better pay and conditions in the new East Gippsland Shire Council  Enterprise Agreement.
Want a better deal at East Gippsland Shire or any other council in Victoria or Tasmania? Then join Andrea & Johnno as members of the ASU here: https://bit.ly/3fsj3Bu

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Hey Sammi Turner & Kamal Farouque that’s a Maurice Blackburn Lawyers mobile phone back that Joanne McEvoy took to Lakes Entrance .. all the members now have one #fightforfair

Awesome work Andrea Court always working for the betterment of the ASU members Join up as you never know when you will need the ASU to represent you

Andrea sounds like an excellent delegate ! Nothing more important for the members !

Way to go Andrea Court

Hey Billy King Michelle Jackson Joanne McEvoy Andrea Court 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

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