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Fair Work Commission 4 Yearly Review of Modern Awards – Applications to Vary the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010

Ai Group is currently representing members’ interests in the review of the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SCHADS Award), as part of the Fair Work Commission’s four-yearly review of modern awards.

A number of substantive claims are being pursued by various unions to vary the terms of the SCHADS Award, including:

  • claims by the Australian Services Union:
  • for payment of an allowance and/or penalty rate to employees who work a broken shift; and
  • payment of an allowance to employees who use community language skills during the course of their employment;
  • claims by United Voice:
  • to limit the maximum amount of shifts worked in broken shifts to two;
  • changes to the overtime provisions of the Award so that full-time and part-time employees would be entitled to overtime for all hours worked in addition to their rostered ordinary hours; and
  • casual employees would be entitled to overtime for hours done beyond the first eight hours of each day; and
  • claims by the Health Services Union:
  • to provide that broken shifts are only worked by agreement; and
  • amendments to the telephone allowance and uniform provisions of the Award.

 The case is scheduled for a hearing in April 2019. A decision is likely towards the end of 2019 or early 2020.

Published - 08/02/18

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