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Equal Pay Decision “Milestone” – NFPs

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st February 2012 -  The community sector has welcomed the decision by Fair Work Australia in the equal pay case for Australian community sector workers. In the landmark decision, Fair Work Australia…

Unions “Jumping For Joy” Over Equal Pay Decision

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st February 2012 -  Unionists say they are ‘jumping for joy” over the landmark equal pay decision by Fair Work Australia. Linda White, from the Australian Services Union, tweeted her response…

Payday for Community Workers as FWA Agrees on Equal Pay

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 1st February 2012 -  Fair Work Australia has found in favour of the community sector equal pay claim which will see major pay rises for tens of thousands of workers across the country. Community works will…


What Equal Pay in the Community Sector Means to Me

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th November 2011 -  Angela Pollard, is the manager of the Northern Rivers Community Legal Centre and a longtime community sector worker. This piece was first published on November 17 2011 in the Northern

Federal Coalition Refuses to Back SACS Workers Pay Rise

Staff Reporter, Monday, 14th November 2011 -  The Coalition has refused to back the Gillard Government’s proposed pay increase for community sector workers, with senior Opposition frontbenchers criticising the Prime…

ACOSS Welcomes Equal Pay Pledge But Warns on Job Losses

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Australia's peak community and social services body ACOSS has welcomed the agreement between the ASU and the Australian Government in the Equal Pay Case saying community sector…

VCOSS Urges State Consultation on Equal Pay Pledge

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  Governments around the country now need to consult with and work alongside the community sector in partnership through the implementation process of the Gillard Government’s…

Equal Pay Agreement – The Details and What the PM Said

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  The Details:
  • The Federal Government will put a joint submission on equal pay with the Australian Services Union to Fair Work Australia.
  • The Government is prepared to provide over

Historic Pay Agreement for Community Workers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  The Gillard Government has announced an historic agreement on equal pay for Australia’s Community workers. Some tens of thousands of community sector workers are expected…

Victorian Government Rejects Community “Gender” Pay Claim

Staff Reporter, Monday, 1st August 2011 -  The Victorian Government has rejected claims that gender is largely responsible for the low wages of Victoria’s community sector workers, according to its latest submission…

Government Commits to Support Sector on Equal Pay

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 6th July 2011 -  The Gillard Government has announced it will provide ‘fair and appropriate supplementation’ to help support any phased in pay increase Fair Work Australia may award…

Volunteers and the Equal Pay Claim

Staff Reporter, Friday, 24th June 2011 -  Australia’s informal, unpaid or non-professional modes of care work should not be forgotten in the current equal pay claim for community workers. The call comes in a new public…
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