Portable Long Service Leave Update
The ASU lodged Submissions last week into the review of the draft updated PLSL Regulations. The draft Regs propose to clarify the inclusion of CHC SACS workers to the scheme, along with women’s health and a range of other work and roles.

The ASU has (again) submitted that the scheme will operate best where it is the whole sector and gives all community services workers equitable access to PLSL! At this stage the new Regs are proposed to take effect as of 1 October – more updates to follow as we get closer to that date and the content of Regs is confirmed.

1 July – ICYMI – New Pay Tables
From 1 July this year, there was a 1.75% increase to minimum pay rates for workers covered by the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award. If you are paid on minimum award rates, your salary will increase by 1.75% from 1 July.

To make it easy for you to check your next payslip to see if you’re being paid properly, check the ASU SCHCADS Award pay tables here.

Employment Services Workers – Need your Support
The Fair Work Commission decided that workers in Employment Services on the Labour Market Assistance Award won’t receive any pay increase until November. Yet other essential workers are receiving their pay increase from 1 July. This is unfair.

Employment Services Workers deserve better recognition and to be properly valued for their work!

That’s why we are calling on the Government to:

  • Support an immediate pay increase for employment services workers
  • Provide increased funding and support for employment services to safely help people find and keep employment during a global pandemic and recession

Sign the petition now!

FV Reform Implementation Monitor – Survey Reminder
Thanks to members who recently completed the brief ASU survey for the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor submission. We’re keen to hear from more of you here: www.surveymonkey.com/r/BP7YQ7P

If you work in FV response or prevention we particularly want to hear your views on:

  • How the service system, and users’ experiences of it, have changed since the Royal Commission
  • Looking forward: what is still required in the family violence reforms
  • Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

More info on the FVRIM Submission at www.asuvictas.com.au/family-violence-reform-implementation-monitor-submission-survey/

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