After a long fight by ASU members, the state government last year passed a bill implementing a portable long service leave (PLSL) scheme for Victorian community sector workers.

The scheme starts on 1 July 2019. ASU members are really excited about this new scheme and we want to make sure that members understand how the scheme works, so you get what you’re entitled to without any hassles!

As this is a new entitlement there is understandably some confusion amongst ASU members and the broader workforce.  The ASU are conducting a round of information sessions at community sector workplaces, or in your local area, with members and interested staff.  These information sessions will be an opportunity for members to ask any questions they may have about the PLSL scheme.

We have recently written to your employer to make sure they know where to get information about your PLSL, and to let them know we’re running these sessions.

What can you do to get PLSL-ready?

We are asking all workplace delegates, to help organise a PLSL meeting near you! Please contact your ASU organiser to arrange a time for an information session at your workplace or in your local area.  If you don’t know who your organiser contact the ASU Member Contact Centre on 1300 855 570 or info@asuvictas.com.au, or you can lodge an EOI to request a meeting at http://bit.ly/2WwkTsT.

From 1 July employers will need to start registering workers and we want to make sure that everyone is ready to go. We have written to your employer to ask that they grant time release for staff from your workplace to attend an information session. Please make sure they have received this and are preparing for the PLSL scheme to start.

If you have any questions about this letter please don’t hesitate to get in touch with ASU Assistant Branch Secretary Leon Wiegard at lwiegard@asuvictas.com.au or on 0438 060 298.

Yours Sincerely,

Leon Wiegard
ASU Assistant Branch Secretary

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