On 1 July 2020 all casual aged care and disability workers working weekends and public holidays will be paid their 25% casual loading in addition to their penalty rates. For the average worker, this works out to almost $6 more per hour.


This is the result of the tireless advocacy of union members and officials around the country campaigning for fairer pay and conditions in the Modern Award Review.


From 1 July 2020, weekend and public holiday rates for casual employees will be as follows:


  Saturday Sunday Public holidays
SCHADS Award (Disability and Home Care Workers) 175% 225% 275%
Aged Care Award (Residential Aged Care Workers) 175% 200% 275%



Recent Posts

HSU National Secretary Statement on Bushfires Crisis


The bushfires gripping large parts of the country are—as many have said—unprecedented. Thousands of homes and dozens of lives have […]

Read More

Important eye health information through the bushfire crisis from MDFA


This is an important eye health information notice from the Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA):   Our thoughts go out to […]

Read More

HSU Officer and Related Party Disclosure (2018-19)


The HSU is an open, democratic and accountable union. In accordance with the HSU Rules, members are welcome to view […]

Read More