Equal Pay Increase

The 1st of December was the day that you received your equal pay increase.

You receive increase because ASU members like you fought for it and won the equal pay case in 2012 that resulted in the handing down of the equal remuneration order ( ERO ) by the
Fair Work commission.

This order was made to bring the largely feminised community sector workforce up to pay that is equivalent to that of an average male wage for similar work.  There were 9 equal pay increases ordered, with the last increase to be handed down on 1 December 2020.

Unfortunately this is all now under threat.

The Morrison government have started to award service contracts to agencies that do not cover the ERO increases after 2020.  This means that your agency will not be funded to cover the cost of the equal pay increase you won all those years ago.

Just to give you an idea of the amounts we are talking about the ERO wage increase range from 23% for a Band 2 right up to 45% for a Band 8.

You can imagine what would happen to the sector if the Morrison Government go ahead with this cynical ploy.

It’s time to fight back!

Please talk with your colleagues about this issue and participate in the next ASU community sector campaign committee meeting.

Meeting details

DATE: Wednesday 11 December
TIME: 6.00pm
VENUE: ASU Office, 116 Queensberry St, Carlton South
Want to join us via phone or webinar?
For details contact ASU Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrrell | 0419 506 310 | ktyrrell@asuvictas.com.au

For further information please contact:
ASU Tasmanian Social & Community Services Coordinator Kath Milbourne (formerly Ryman) | 0429 004 237 | kmilbourne@asuvictas.com.au

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