The NSW Government is introducing portable long service leave for community services workers to encourage them to stay in the sector longer.

Community services workers play a vital role, caring for individuals and communities across NSW, such as:

  • people with disability
  • families experiencing domestic violence
  • people experiencing homelessness.

This work is often physically and emotionally challenging with many workers facing stress, burn-out and insecure employment arrangements.

Portable long service entitlements will allow workers to access paid long service leave based on how long they have been employed in the sector, rather than how long they have worked for a single employer.

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We want to hear from past and present workers and employers in the community services sector, as well as anyone interested in this subject.

Tell us what you think

To have your say, complete our short survey, upload a written submission or share your story about working in community services.

Your feedback will help us create a portable long service scheme that is fair for workers, employers and their clients.

Submissions close Tuesday, 30 April 2024.

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