New Legislation on Portable long service entitlements for Queensland community service workers has been passed in the QLD Parliament.

“The Palaszczuk Government has passed legislation to introduce a portable long service leave scheme for workers in the community services industry.

Industrial Relations Minister Grace Grace said the scheme recognises the nature of work, and the commitment of workers within the industry.

“This is a win for the 45,000 people who work in this industry which provides valuable care and services to many vulnerable and less fortunate Queenslanders,” Ms Grace said.

“Under previous arrangements, a worker who has dedicated themselves to this industry for 10 years working in five different organisations, is not eligible for long service leave until they have a decade of continuous service with the one employer.

“The scheme provides long service leave entitlements for service in the industry, rather than for service with a single employer.”

Ms Grace said the scheme would not only benefit workers but the industry as a whole.

To find out what this means for your employees, read the official press release.

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