"Today is a day in a generation – a day for all women to celebrate" Former ASU Secretary Sally McManus
ASU members campaigned for Equal Pay for years. We rallied, we danced, we had flash mobs, we spoke to the media and met with politicians. Union members made a lot of noise because we needed to make a difference.
We love the work we do, but we deserve to be paid a fair amount.
Lots of people told us that we were fighting for the impossible. But on February 1, 2012 we won.
The ASU and the Gillard Government had reached an agreement and on February 1, now known as Equal Pay Day, the Fair Work Commission awarded all ASU members equal pay.
The case and campaign has resulted in real wage increases of between 23% – 45% over the next eight years!
On 1 December 2012 all NSW and ACT SACS workers began receiving their first ASU Equal Pay increase. This was the first of eight equal pay increases coming to workers because of the ASU's successful Equal Pay case and campaign.
Former ASU Secretary Sally McManus said on February 1, 2012 that “today is a day in a generation – a day for all women to celebrate”.
The ASU’s Equal Pay campaign was a historic victory won by active, strong and united members.
Are you being paid correctly? Find out at the Equal Pay Key.
You can also take a look at our wage charts and comparisons to see what increases you should be getting.