Equal Remuneration Case

This decision relates primarily to an application made by the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union (ASU) on its own behalf and on behalf of a number of other unions for an equal remuneration order under Part 2-7 of the Fair Work Act 2009 (the Act) in the social, community and disability services industry throughout Australia (the SACS industry).

In summary:

  • Fair Work Australia (FWA) have granted wage rates as agreed by the Commonwealth Government and the ASU in November 2011: ranging from 19-41%, to be implemented from 1 December 2012.
  • FWA found that the implementation should be phased over 8 years in 9 instalments starting December 2012.
  • A further 4% to be spread out over 8 years- Annual Award increases will then be included on top of the decision.



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