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Victorian Govt Continues to Oppose Equal Pay for Community Workers

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 8th December 2011 -  The Victoria Government has told a Fair Work Australia hearing on equal pay for community sector workers that FWA cannot make an order that will give SACS workers more than the public…

NFP Support for Equal Pay Agreement

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 10th November 2011 -  UnitingCare Australia has welcomed the Gillard Government’s commitment to fund its share of the increase in community services wages which are subject to the pay equity case…

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…

Failure to Negotiate on Equal Pay Could Cost the Government More

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 22nd June 2011 -  The reluctance by the Gillard Government to negotiate with unions on a pay rise for community sector workers could end up costing the government more, Greens MP Adam Bandt has warned…

Human Rights Commission Supports Pay Claim

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 9th June 2011 -  The community sector wages claim has received strong support from the Australian Human Rights Commission.
The Australian Human Rights Commission has welcomed the interim decision

Thousands Turn Out to Demand Equal Pay

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 8th June 2011 -   
Social and community sector workers have turned out in their thousands at rallies around the nation, calling on state and federal governments to fund a pay increase for the

Optimism and Caution After Pay Equity Win

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 17th May 2011 -  The Australian Not for Profit sector has reacted to the long-awaited ruling by Fair Work Australia in the equal remuneration case with a mixture of optimism and caution, saying it…

Community Pay Equity Claim Upheld

Staff Reporter, Monday, 16th May 2011 -  Fair Work Australia has upheld a pay equity claim for community services workers but has fallen short of issuing an equal remuneration order instead calling on the unions to show how…

Equal Pay Case ‘Must Fail’ – NSW Government

Staff Reporter, Friday, 29th April 2011 -  In another blow for the social and community sector workers equal wage case, the newly elected NSW Government has backed away from supporting an equal remuneration order, saying…

Equal Pay Group Announced

Staff Reporter, Friday, 29th April 2011 -  The membership of the new national consultative group, established to examine how to manage the implications of the historic equal pay test case, has been announced. Parliamentary…
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