When ASU members band together, we win.  

After lots of effort from ASU Delegates, active members like you, and your ASU Branch, we’re excited to report that the Portable Long Service Authority (the PLSA) gave us a call on Friday evening with some very positive news. They’ve determined that DPV Health is an eligible employer for Portable Long Service Scheme (the scheme), and they’ve directed your employer to register all eligible employees.

This means: 

  • If you do any of the work listed here, you’re eligible for the scheme and must be registered by your employer (including workers who aren’t front-line or client-facing).
  • If you’re not registered by your employer in the next quarterly return on 31 July, contact ASU Organiser Tim Sullivan – details below. Tim will follow up with the PLSA to enact their compliance processes. 
  • There’s no more back and forth about whether DPV Health is ‘in the scheme’. That question has been answered by the PLSA. 

We tried for months to talk directly with your employer about the scheme, but they ignored us and put us off. We wanted to work with them to resolve the issue. They left us no choice but to force the issue with the PLSA, which has resulted in an unequivocal determination that DPV Health workers are covered by the scheme where they do community services work, or support that work.  

If you have colleagues who aren’t in the union, they won’t be able to access ASU assistance to ensure they’re registered for the scheme. You can encourage them to join at https://asujoin.asn.au/  

For further information please contact: Your ASU Delegates Derryn Porat and Allan Sun or
ASU Organiser Tim Sullivan | 0475 888 168 |

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