Every worker in the Community and Disability sectors should have paid time off work for holidays, breaks, long service and if you are unwell or caring for someone in your family.
Use the Find My Leave calculator to find out how much leave you could have if we had portable entitlements.
Workers in our sector often miss out on long service leave because of changes in funding and choices. ASU members are campaigning for ALL workers in our sector to have access to paid time off.
Portable entitlements will mean all community and disability workers have access to the same basic entitlements as other essential workers like nurses and teachers.
Portable entitlements mean that all workers can access entitlements like leave regardless of how they are employed, where they work, or if they change jobs. All community services workers get long service leave in the ACT, Victoria, and Queensland based on the years they have worked in the sector – not the years they have worked for a particular employer. This applies to casuals too.
Join the Workers Make a Difference Campaign for portable entitlements for all.