Rally to Save Equal Pay
JOIN IN ON: Wednesday18th March at 12:30pm
AT: The JoanTheatre,597 High St Penrith
In 2012 Australian Services Union members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay increases on the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award (SCHADS Award) wages be phased in over eight years – with the final instalment in December 2020.It was a historic victory for all workers in our sector – thanks to ASU members.
Twice every year since 2012 our rates of pay in the community and disability sector have increased. Members are between $200 and $594 better off per week.But now Equal Pay is under threat.When ASU members won Equal Pay, state and federal governments set aside special funds to cover our new higher rates of pay. This guaranteed funding until December 2020.Now it’s clear that many government departments have not budgeted to lift the funding of programs into the future. We are approaching a funding cliff that would slash jobs and services.
Authorised By Natalie Lang, Branch Secretary, Australian Services Union NSW & ACT (Services) Branchasumembers.org.