Community Based Support news

Posted on
November 23, 2020
Social Community and Disability Sector

Backpay for disability support workers.

Anyone who answers 'yes' to any of the following questions should contact us urgently:

  • I provided disability support between May 2016 and November 2020, why haven't I received an estimate letter?
  • How was my backpay estimate been calculated and paid?
  • Can someone help me understand the backpay estimate?

Back pay will be paid in the next pay run at 25 November 2020.

We’re here to help and advise HACSU members, so it’s more important now than ever for CBS workers to be in the union.
Disability support workers have been underpaid by CBS going as far back as May 2016., and we recently met with CBS CEO and their HR consultant who told us that DSWs have been incorrectly paid home care rates while supporting people with a disability.
CBS currently has a list of all affected staff and their estimated entitlements.
Anyone affected should've had a letter outlining the underpayments and giving a guide on how backpay has been calculated, as well as info on any other entitlements that might be owed.

For more information about this or any other industrial matter, members should contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or email or complete our online contact form

Social Community and Disability Sector