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SACS Award rates of pay

SACS Award rates of pay

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Wages for social and community services (SACS) workers will increase by 2.5% from the 1 July 2015 as a result of the Annual Wage Review (AWR) this year. Workers should be aware that AWR process conducted by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) involves the participation of various industry stakeholders who all make submissions before the FWC about the increases that they believe should apply in the industries they cover. Typically, Employer representatives aim to keep any wage increase to a minimum. Whereas, Unions advocate strongly for their members to ensure fair wage increases that are commensurate with the cost of living. Our Union is represented in this process by the ACTU. This year as a result of the submissions of Union advocates, FWA handed down a decision to apply an increase of 2.5%. The increase is payable from 1 July 2015. Click on the following links to find out more about your wage increase:

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 –Transitional Pay Equity Order

The Transitional Pay Equity Order (sometimes known as the “Fisher Decision”) applies to Social and Community Service workers who are covered by the classifications listed in Schedule B and C of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHCDSI Award) provided the Employer is not a constitutional corporation and was not respondent to either the Social and Community Services Award 2001 (SACS Award) or the Crisis Accommodation Supported Housing Award 1999 (CASH Award).

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 – Equal Remuneration Order

The Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) applies to the majority of workers across the SACS Industry. The ERO applies to workers who are covered by the classifications listed in Schedule B and C of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHCDSI Award) employed by Employers who are constitutional corporations.

The original Modern Award rates have also been provided to illustrate the wages that would have applied if our Union had not won our Equal Remuneration Case. You can clearly see the benefit that has been won for you by our Union.

Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 – Family Day Care Services Workers

Family Day Care Services Workers are covered by the classifications listed in Schedule D of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHCDSI Award)

Labour Market Assistance Industry Award 2010

Labour Market Industry Workers are covered by the classifications listed in Schedule B of the Labour Market Assistance Industry Award 2010 (LAMI Award)

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