In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay increases on our Award wages be phased in over eight years – with the final instalment in December 2020.
When ASU members won Equal Pay, state and federal government set aside special funds to cover our new higher rates of pay. This guaranteed funding until 2020. Now it’s clear that the federal government has not budgeted to lift the funding of programs into the future.
Now more than ever during the pandemic, your work must be valued. We want a sustainable sector that thrives on secure funding and a secure workforce.
The federal budget is due in October, so we must act now to Save Equal Pay.
If Equal Pay is not funded, jobs and services will be under threat.
Join other ASU members for an online Zoom briefing to hear about the next steps in our campaign to Save Equal Pay.
DATE: Wednesday 9 September
REGISTRATION LINK: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwrdemrqj8pHtVTAzsJsAOpA84RRGR4Zsrp
We need you to come to this important meeting so that you can be part of the plan for how we are going to put pressure on the government to win.
We fought to win Equal Pay. We will fight to protect it.
For more information or to provide feedback please contact:
Your active ASU Delegates: Linden Smith, Daniel Dadich, Hayley McArthur or
ASU Organiser Matt Steen | 0476 550 233 | email@example.com
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