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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3 days ago
ASUVicTas

94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations.

Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week.

Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.

We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates.

Stay tuned for more!
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94% of ASU members at Derwent Valley Council, in southern Tasmania, voted to endorse members taking protected industrial action in pursuit of a fair deal in EBA negotiations. 
Over the last 24 hours meetings of members overwhelmingly endorsed a 4 hour stop work action for Wednesday morning next week. 
Council need to improve their offer and listen to their employees. Workers bills are going up and their wages are just going backwards.
We think its about time they resoloved the long standing underpayment and contract issues for their child care Educators to ensure they are paid the legal minimum rates. 
Stay tuned for more!
3 days ago
ASUVicTas

Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Here's Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes.
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
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Whitehorse members are ready to bargain! After a round of recent meetings their log of claims is ready to go to council.
Heres Delegate Dave in action - discussing the importance of being a paid up ASU member and actively participating in these important processes. 
Join the cool kids, I mean ASU, at www.asu.asn.au/asujoin 👏✊👏
7 days ago
ASUVicTas

Secure work = better support

Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.

It's dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.

Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable
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Secure work = better support
Community Mental Health Practitioners like Shantell provide the kind of support that changes lives. But the rise in fixed term contracts in the community sector has meant high turnover and more insecurity for both workers and clients.
Its dumb, and it hurts everyone involved.
Sign the Essential Not Expendable petition now to back secure jobs in the community sector - https://www.megaphone.org.au/petitions/essential-not-expendable

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Great job Shantell!

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Tom Thelonius Fiebig thanks Tom - should be fixed now

Shantell Curnow