National Case Background

On 1 February 2012, Fair Work Australia, now known as the Fair Work Commission (FWC) made a decision to increase wages in the social and community services sector from 1 December 2012.

This decision affects workers who are employed under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 (SACS Modern Award). Specifically, the decision affects those workers classified under the following Schedules:

  • Schedule B – Classification Definitions - Social and Community Services Employees; and
  • Schedule C – Classification Definitions - Crisis Accommodation Employees.

To find out whether you or your staff are covered by the FWC decision, you can view the pdf logoSocial, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 [PDF 724kb] from Fair Work Commission.

The Equal Remuneration Order (ERO) handed down by FWC on 22 June 2012 determines how these pay increases will be introduced. If this applies to you or your employees, you may be interested in using the Fair Work Ombudsman’s online SACS calculator.

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