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WHS Resources for Working in Heat and Smoke

WHS Resources for Working in Heat and Smoke

Every employer or Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) has a duty of care to “ensure the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace.” This includes ensuring that workers are not exposed to hazardous temperatures/air quality.

Check out these factsheets for ASU members to learn how to avoid the dangerous health effects of heat and smoke.

State of Emergency Declared in NSW

State of Emergency Declared in NSW

Don’t risk your health when working outdoors

Air quality in parts of NSW is now 5 times higher than the hazardous maximum. All non-essential workers in affected areas should work indoors or from home. You have a right to stop work if it's unsafe. Contact the ASU Industrial Services Team on 02 9310 4000 if you are concerned about your exposure level.

Join Union Health and win an Apple Watch!

Join Union Health and win an Apple Watch!

Join Union Health, the member-owned health fund, and win one of 10 Apple Watches!

Is your employer committed to Equal Pay?

Is your employer committed to Equal Pay?

With the deadline for the final Equal Pay increase fast approaching, ASU members are joining with employers to tell the Government: commit to fund Equal Pay!

Employers who join the Save Equal Pay Alliance must comply with our Civil Society claims.

ASU members protect job security

ASU members protect job security

Big business has been lobbying to introduce “cut-rate casuals” to the community and disability sector. This week – we have been successful in protecting job security across the community and disability sectors.

Sydney's Air Quality Is Officially "Hazardous"

Sydney's Air Quality Is Officially

Don’t risk your health when working outdoors

The air quality index in parts of Sydney and the Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains and Illawarra area is poor due to the bushfires. Real-time information can be found at The World Air Quality Project.

ACT Attorney-General Evicted

ACT Attorney-General Evicted

The campaign to save the Tenants' Union ACT ramped up on Tuesday with Attorney-General Gordon Ramsay being served an "eviction notice" by ASU members. 

Community and Disability Sector News

Community and Disability Sector News

Your new pay rates from 1 December plus all the news from our 2019 Branch Council.

Save Equal Pay

Save Equal Pay

Today we launched our campaign to save Equal Pay funding with 40 Community and Disability Sector Organisations as part of the Save Equal Pay Alliance.

16 Days of Activism against Gendered Violence

16 Days of Activism against Gendered Violence

Your right to live free from violence shouldn’t depend on who your employer is.

Scott Morrison and his government need to join every state and territory government by supporting 10 days' paid Domestic Violence Leave for EVERY worker.

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