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Historic wage decision comes into effect today

ACWA Inc - Friday, November 30, 2012

As you read this blog today over 150,000 of our constituents will be financially better off than they were a week ago. From December 1 the benefits from the historic Fair Work Australia (FWA) wage decision should start flowing into the pay packets of our incredibly hard working and under paid community services workers. The wage increase affects workers who are employed under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SACS Modern Award). To find out if you are covered by the wage decision and are eligible for a salary increase go to the Fair Work Australia website www.fwa.gov.au and read the above award. Read More...

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Social Protection Floor Initiative

ACWA Inc - Sunday, November 25, 2012

In this year’s autumn edition of Unity newsletter, we briefly highlighted a major international collaboration, the Social Protection Floor Initiative (SPFI), to reduce poverty across the globe. The SPFI ensures, ‘a basic set of essential social rights and transfers (cash and in kind) to provide a minimum income and livelihood security for all…’ What makes this initiative critical is because at present over 75% of the global population does not enjoy a set of social protections that allow them to deal with life’s risks. Partners in the initiative include the United Nations, UNHCR, International Labour Organisation (ILO), World Health Organisation and the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW) of which ACWA is a member. Read More...

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Confessions of an ‘e-worker’ in the community: invasion of the Pod people

ACWA Inc - Monday, October 08, 2012

#Tweet @ Post (Txt) #Tweet! 

The above line is not a typo and don’t believe your spell check if it says it is. If ‘.com’ was a challenge for some people in the 1990’s then ‘#Tweets’ pose a similar issue for generation 2012. When I say generation 2012 I am not referring to the Pod people (iPad generation). I am referring to everyday people like us who can’t tell their tweet ‘T’ apart from their tea ‘T’.  Read More...

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