In 2012 ASU members in community services and disability 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 this year.
Now it’s clear that the federal government has not budgeted to lift the funding of programs into the future. 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 with frontline community and disability workers from around the country at our Nationwide Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting to hear from frontline workers about the next steps in our campaign to Save Equal Pay.
Nationwide Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting via Zoom
12.30pm AEST, Tuesday 8 September
Register now at: http://bit.ly/asusep8
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. Everyone is welcome, so please make sure you send this registration link to all of your colleagues and they also register to attend this important meeting.
We fought to win Equal Pay. We will fight to protect it.
Make sure you attend our Nationwide Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting via Zoom on Tuesday 8 September @ 12.30pm AEST. Register at: http://bit.ly/asusep8