The Fair Work Commission has decided that workers in Employment Services on the Labour Market Assistance Award won’t receive any pay increase until November.
Yet other essential workers received their pay increase from 1 July. This is unfair.
Employment Services Workers deserve better recognition and to be properly valued for the work you do.
That’s why we are calling on the Government to:
- Support an immediate pay increase for employment services workers
- Provide increased funding and support for employment services to safely help people find and keep employment during a global pandemic and recession
This unfair decision comes at a time when employment services are under more pressure than ever.
There are nearly 1 million Australians out of work.
Employment Services workers are going above and beyond to help people find a job, working from home, putting in long hours.
The demand for employment services is only going to intensify and it will be harder and harder to find placements for people, especially for disengaged and vulnerable job seekers.
You deserve better recognition and to be properly valued for the work you do.
Click here to sign our petition right now. Then make sure you share it with all of your workmates.
If your colleagues or workmates aren’t ASU members yet, it’s the right time to join – they can go to www.asu.asn.au/asujoin to join the union for employment services workers.
PS – Don’t forget to sign our petition calling on the Government to support an immediate pay increase for employment services workers! Go to: www.employmentworkers.org