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Campaign to support equal pay for community workers

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In an equal remuneration application currently before Fair Work Australia, workers in the community sector are being considered for an increase to award rates of pay.

The current national case is seeking to extend the increase in pay that the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission allowed in 2009, to sector workers across the country.

Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) CEO Clare Martin said that low wages have meant the community sector has suffered workforce shortages, with 71 per cent of respondents in its annual survey reporting that low wages were a key difficulty in hiring staff.

ACOSS is encouraging its members, and other community organisations, to support the campaign by signing onto a joint statement of support.

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