Equal Pay Day 2014!  
December 1st is Equal Pay Day 2014 and all across Australia community workers' pay is going up!         See how much your...
Email to members: 18 August, 2014  
Women’s homeless services are under attack. The new Going Home Staying Home reforms have not “allowed” women’s only services to continue...
Bust the Budget!  
Tony Abbott & Joe Hockey have “hurt their way into history” with a “slash and burn” budget that has been called “inequitable,”...
The Sewer  
Tales from the sewer: The Sordid Saga of Australian Water Holdings and How Privatisation Leads to Greed, Graft and Corruption. Read on if you dare...
Stand up for Sydney Water!  
Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced that he is offering big cash incentives to states like NSW, in return for an agreement for a mass sell-off...
Zoe's Law  
Watch this short video of our first Community Conversation of the year, regarding NSW Personhood of the Foetus Legislation, featuring comment...
Achievements in 2013  
1985 new members 130 new delegates 208 net growth 3412 members given individual assistance 196 members...
FREE JOURNEY INSURANCE FOR ASU MEMBERS  
  We’ve always been with you at work and now we are with you on your journey to and from work.
        
  • Equal Pay Day 2014!  
    December 1st is Equal Pay Day 2014 and all across Australia community workers' pay is going up!         See how much your...
  • Email to members: 18 August, 2014  
    Women’s homeless services are under attack. The new Going Home Staying Home reforms have not “allowed” women’s only services to continue...
  • Bust the Budget!  
    Tony Abbott & Joe Hockey have “hurt their way into history” with a “slash and burn” budget that has been called “inequitable,”...
  • The Sewer  
    Tales from the sewer: The Sordid Saga of Australian Water Holdings and How Privatisation Leads to Greed, Graft and Corruption. Read on if you dare...
  • Stand up for Sydney Water!  
    Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey has announced that he is offering big cash incentives to states like NSW, in return for an agreement for a mass sell-off...
  • Zoe's Law  
    Watch this short video of our first Community Conversation of the year, regarding NSW Personhood of the Foetus Legislation, featuring comment...
  • Achievements in 2013  
    1985 new members 130 new delegates 208 net growth 3412 members given individual assistance 196 members...
  • FREE JOURNEY INSURANCE FOR ASU MEMBERS  
      We’ve always been with you at work and now we are with you on your journey to and from work.
 

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Countrylink – privatise or close

Nick Greiner has suggested closing or selling off Countrylink in the Infrastructure NSW report to the O’Farrell government


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Railcorp cuts

As you would have heard the Minister for Transport has made an announcement today that RailCorp will be abolished and Sydney Trains and NSW Trains created from July 1 2013.

Bosses love causals – precarious employment on the rise

An ACTU spokesman said temporary contracts suit employers because they "shift risk onto the shoulders of workers".

‘IT’S TIME FOR UNIONS TO STAND UP TO CLIMATE CHANGE’

The picture painted by UN scientists four years ago was confirmed and elaborated by a World Bank report released last week.

A YEAR OF GREAT ACHIEVMENT

ASU People 2012 - the year in review 

Another O’Farrell attack on injured workers

Unions NSW secretary Mark Lennon says stopping payments will ruin their Xmas

Council IT jobs outsourced

Brisbane City Council will meet with staff unions next Tuesday as 50 information technology workers fight to stop their jobs being outsourced, potentially to overseas workers.

Religious groups free to discriminate

These employers are allowed to vet the sexual practices of potential employees in ways that would be illegal for non-religious organisations. 

 

How low can you go? Restaurant workers on $10 per hour.

Widespread cash-in-hand payments are resulting in hospitality workers being paid more than a third below the minimum wage, which is currently $15.96 per hour.

More sweeteners for business from NSW Government - road maintenance to be privatised.

 

The New South Wales Government is planning to exclude its roads department from carrying out the bulk of future road maintenance work in Sydney.

Railcorp found guilty of discrimination

Railcorp has been ordered to pay $10,000 to Australia's Disability Commissioner for discriminating against visually impaired people by not providing audible announcements.

See Nine News article

Public servants’ jobs now being done by contractors – and it costs more!

Despite describing it as "frivolous spending", the NSW government has increased the amount it pays contractors at the same time that it sheds up to 15,000 public servant jobs

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PM announces protection of penalty rates

Protection of worker penalty rates will be written into law,

SECURE JOBS, BETTER FUTURE

Millions of Australians no longer have the right to annual leave or sick leave because they are trapped in insecure, casual or contract jobs.

Slave labour racket

Police in Perth have charged a 26-year-old man over a slave labour racket.

RailCorp cuts put passengers at risk

Drastic cuts to vital safety services on our train station are putting the safety of the travelling public at risk.

Bullying still rife in public service

Bullying remains rife in the Victorian public service, affecting one in five government workers every year who say they are being abused, harassed or deliberately excluded by managers.

Read The Age story

Coalition has unions in their sight

The Coalition is considering giving employers the power to unilaterally determine workplace agreements 

 

Read Financial Review article 

The Indignity Of Work

With increased casualisation on the one hand, and longer working days on the other, the major parties' 'dignity of work' rhetoric is wearing thin…

Removal of transit officers costs NSW $11 million

THE number of fines for dodging fares on Sydney trains has dropped by more than 75 per cent in recent months as the state government dispenses with RailCorp's transit officers.

Millions of Australians in insecure work

A new report by the Productivity Commission has confirmed that millions of Australians are in insecure work.

Workers’ Memorial Day 2013

A new national memorial to Australians who have died at or because of work will be a lasting reminder of the ongoing battle to make our workplaces safer.

 

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Super at risk in power privatisation

SUPERANNUATION worries and other employee concerns have led Unions NSW to take aspects of this week’s Eraring power station sale to court on Thursday.

 

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Sydney’s privatised Ferries: fares up, cancellations up, more collisions

The first year of privatised ferries has resulted in cancellations, collisions and soaring prices, despite an O'Farrell government promise that ferry services would improve.

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