Christmas comes early for some community sector workers

By 11 December, 2013 2

Andrew Barr has announced extra money for the community sector:

The ACT Government has agreed to bring forward payments for non-government community and disability organisations so workers can receive pay increases sooner.

This agreement comes after months of detailed discussions between the ACT Government and the Australian Services Union.

The agreement will have no impact on those organisations that began receiving support payments in 2012, or on those organisations that began receiving support payments in 2013. It does mean that from December 2014, all remaining eligible community sector organisations will receive support payments.

For those organisations that would not have begun to receive support payments until 2015 or later, the agreement will have the effect of bringing forward their payments.

No organisation will get more or less money from the already announced $38 million the ACT Government is contributing to the sector to meet the requirements of the equal pay decision.

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2 Responses to Christmas comes early for some community sector workers
#1
bd848:50 pm, 11 Dec 13

Yet the government’s own staff will have been waiting for 6 months because the government are too fat slow and lazy so they started pay negotiations late and now dragging out signing a new agreement. No interest to be paid to make up for it.

#2
housebound8:07 am, 12 Dec 13

bd84 said :

Yet the government’s own staff will have been waiting for 6 months because the government are too fat slow and lazy so they started pay negotiations late and now dragging out signing a new agreement. No interest to be paid to make up for it.

They’ve been too busy hiring more people to bother with pay rises for you all.

(Not so sure we should believe the government’s excuse: “the growth in the public service was in line with community expectations of service delivery in health, education and public safety”)

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