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

It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year!

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It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

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Go Shana 💪🏽♥️💪🏽

4 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.

We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank.

Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isn't over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win!
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ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.
We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank. 
Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isnt over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
5 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Win!

ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic. In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate. Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.

This is just not fair.

The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.

Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.

Full details of the procedure here - www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf
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ASU Win!
ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.  In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate.  Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.
This is just not fair.
The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.
Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.
Full details of the procedure here - https://www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf

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It is still ridiculous that you need to use your own personal leave if the close contact occurs outside of work.

What about if you get covid? Long covid?

Great but I'm confused - is this just for employees of the Dept ??