Monday, 19 December 2016

BSWAT court case result

Many people with Down syndrome working in Australian Disability Enterprises could be eligible for payments. Information from People with Disability Australia, 16 December 2016:
Lengthy and dedicated advocacy work has resulted in a win for employees with disability. 
Today the Federal Circuit Court of Australia has approved the settlement of the class action between the Commonwealth and employees of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) whose wages had been assessed under the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT). 
The decision is worth tens of millions of dollars that will benefit employees with disability working in ADEs around Australia.

PWDA encourages all eligible employees of Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs) to register under the Business Services Wage Assessment Tool (BSWAT) Payment Scheme. This scheme provides a one-off payment to eligible ADE employees. 
For information on the BSWAT Payment Scheme, you can call the AED Legal Centre on (03) 9650 2533 and leave a message or email noni.lord@aed.org.au 
You can register by visiting the website at: https://bswat.dss.gov.au/, phoning the BSWAT Hotline on 1800 880 052, or email bswatpayments@dss.gov.au

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