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COVID-19: New measures to support NDIS

COVID-19: New measures to support NDIS

Over the last 24 hours the Federal Government has made announcements about COVID-19 and the NDIS.

These announcements do not respond to the urgent demands we put to Government last week about greater access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for the disability sector. The Government has also not supported our call to guarantee that no disability worker to go without pay because of COVID-19 (due to isolation, or client cancellation or illness). However the additional supports and funding they are giving NDIS services should be used by services to ensure workers continue to be employed and paid throughout the COVID-19 crisis.

Government must act to support Community Sector during Covid-19

Government must act to support Community Sector during Covid-19

ACOSS and the ASU are calling on the Government to support the community sector to respond to the COVID-19 health, social and economic crisis.

Qantas and Jetstar Stand Down Staff

Qantas and Jetstar Stand Down Staff

Qantas Group has announced they will commence the stand-down of employees across the Group.

This is not business as usual. We will be by your side every step of the way.

COVID-19 and the NDIS: Joint Union and NDS Statement

COVID-19 and the NDIS: Joint Union and NDS Statement

People with disability and their families cannot be left alone to fight COVID-19, says peak bodies and key unions.

Covid-19 Factsheet for ASU members

Covid-19 Factsheet for ASU members

The ASU is by your side every step of the way - this information is for ASU members and covers health and safety, employer obligations, leave provisions and Workers Compensation.

Download the full COVID-19 factsheet for ASU members here. Updated 19 March.

Save Equal Pay Rallies Delayed

Save Equal Pay Rallies Delayed

This week's Save Equal Pay Rallies have been delayed so to not put workers and clients at risk during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Jobs and Services Under Threat

Jobs and Services Under Threat

The survey, conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre at University of New South Wales, has revealed that without renewal of Equal Pay funding, community service organisations would be forced to reduce staff or services.

Every Australian community needs secure community services.

Every Australian community needs secure community services.

The Save Equal Pay Alliance was launched by the Australian Services Union, with over 50 community and disability sector organisations and peak bodies. We have joined together to save jobs, save services and save Equal Pay. We are committed to stopping over $500 million being ripped out of the community sector every year.

Community & Disability News February 2020

Community & Disability News February 2020

The latest news from across the community and disability sector.

Unions oppose Religious Discrimination Bill

Unions oppose Religious Discrimination Bill

Unions and employers have joined forces to oppose Scott Morrison's "religious freedom" bill. The Australian Council of Trade Unions, and the Australian Industry Group have sent a joint letter to the government detailing how the bill would cause workplace problems for workers and employers.

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