The Fair Work Commission set
hearing dates for contested issues in the Social, Community, Home Care and
Disability Services (SCHCADS) Industry Award 2010 on 22 October 2018. This
means that, after several years, the remaining matters put forward by employer
groups and unions concerning the SCHCADS award
will progress and be finalised.
The Commission set a deadline
of 18 January 2018 for submissions to be filed in response to employer and
union applications. Unions have listed several issues that employer parties
will have a view on, and accordingly NDS will be seeking provider evidence
regarding these arguments. These include changes to the telephone allowance,
broken shifts, overtime and excursions clauses, and a minimum three-hour
engagement for all workers. The full list can be read here.