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Decent wages are within your SCOPE!

HACSU began consulting with members last July on a potential multi-employer agreement representing over 35 different disability employers. Scope has decided they will no longer be participating in this process. Their decision is very unfortunate as this process was an opportunity for Scope to improve conditions for employees.

Many HACSU members working in the community sector are currently employed on outdated agreements, not up to modern standards. They do not reflect the changes nature of the disability sector, namely the introduction of the NDIS.

We need to meet with you and your colleagues to consult and recruit new members to the union. It is critically important that we have as many members as possible in the union so that we can continue to discuss ways to improve conditions at Scope.

We understand that this is not necessarily straightforward, that’s why we are encouraging members to fill out this very short survey to help us find the best way to speak to you and you’re about this important process.


An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) is a legally binding agreement between management and employees negotiated by union members. 

Click here to read the information sheet about the HACSU campaign for a better Scope EBA.

Click here to read the Log of Claims that HACSU members have served on Scope management - it the list of things we want in our new Agreement.


The NDIS is historic policy reform, equal to Medicare and compulsory Superannuation, which will ensure the most disadvantaged Australians receive support no matter how they acquire their disability.

The insurance-style model will allow people with a disability and their families to control the care and support they need. The NDIS, in turn, will create a vast new market in disability services which will require more skilled disability workers.

However, to ensure the sector becomes an industry of choice for new workers, we will need to ensure worker’s rights are protected and wages are above the minimum to retain experienced workers.

These benefits need to cover the whole workforce, including disability support workers, case managers, residential workers and day and recreational program workers. 

  • Take the survey to organise a time for a HACSU organiser to come to your workplace and hold a meeting to talk to members and potential members
  • Sign up your work colleagues to join the campaign. The more members, the more bargaining strength and the better the EBA outcome.
  • Join HACSU and get involved! Click here to read more about member benefits, click here to join today!
HACSU seeks opportunities to deliver the following objectives –
  • Employment conditions conducive to providing quality care for residents.
  • Supportive employment culture – respecting and rewarding staff.
  • Industry-leading employment standards that highlight Scope as an employer of choice.
  • Greater capacity to attract and retain staff with the appropriate skills, knowledge and values.
  • Continuity of care and support for clients.