It pays to be union

Posted on
June 29, 2020
Health Services Industry

Great outcomes for members.

Casual award-based employees in aged care and social & community services including disability will be paid the 25% casual loading on top of their penalty rates for working Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from July 1, 2020.

This is happening because HACSU and other unions have pushed for and won this change, and the main reason we achieve great outcomes like this is because these sectors are highly unionised, but some workers reading that may not even get penalty rates for working Saturdays.

Here are some important questions that workers should ask themselves:

  • Are your working conditions good? Are you on an agreement or an award?
  • Is your employer fair and equitable?
  • Do you always receive all your entitlements?
  • Will asking for entitlements make your employment insecure?
  • Have you ever been told ‘you’re lucky to have a job’ as a reason why something isn’t paid?

Anyone who feel's there is an imbalance going on they want to change should contact us so we can chat about how to fix things by giving HACSU members a stronger voice at work.

For more info please contact HACSUassist on 1300 880 032 or

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

Health Services Industry