Workers across Western Sydney are part of a campaign to save 12,000 community sector jobs. ASU members are leading the campaign to save jobs, save services and Save Equal Pay.
Frontline community workers are essential workers who have supported vulnerable people through a year of fires, floods, drought, a global pandemic and now a recession.
The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that “Community service organisations will be unable to meet unprecedented demand caused by the coronavirus pandemic due to a looming funding shortfall of up to 20 percent.”
Research shows that 12,000 jobs community sector jobs are at risk if the government walks away from fair funding.
The Federal Government can fix this in their October Budget.
Community services need more support not less.
If the Govt fails to extend funding for equal pay for community service workers, organisations will face funding cuts of up to 20%, soon after JobKeeper ends, making it even harder to keep staff on & services operating #SaveEqualPay @asu_nsw_act #auspol https://t.co/pHrmuTO7cC— ACOSS (@ACOSS) September 22, 2020
These are:— Mark Morey says join your union 💡 (@moreymark) September 7, 2020
👉🏻underpaid as its a female dominated industry
👉🏻12,000 jobs we cant afford to lose
👉🏻workers who should not have their pay cut
👉🏻workers Federal Govt needs to make a budget priority#SaveEqualPay @asu_nsw_act https://t.co/Z32I2AbS4R
The Federal Government has not committed to continue to fund Equal Pay wages for community sector jobs beyond December 2020, meaning a massive funding shortfall which will impact over 100,000 jobs and essential services.— Community Industry Group (@CommIndGroup) September 22, 2020
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