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We need Paid Isolation Leave Now

We need Paid Isolation Leave Now

The Government has said that restrictions will start to ease when 70% and 80% of the adult population are vaccinated. This plan is based on health advice from The Doherty Institute. The Doherty Institute says that as restrictions ease, we will need to continue to Test, Trace, Isolate and Quarantine (TTIQ) into the future to keep safe and COVID cases down.

For this plan to work, all workers need access to paid isolation leave.

If you are exposed to COVID and need to test, trace, isolate or quarantine, you should be paid for the full isolation period without losing any income or having to use your annual or sick leave. It should be available to workers, including casuals.

Read ASU Secretary Natalie Lang's Opinion Piece in the Sydney Morning Herald here.

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Vax Pay for Disability Workers in LGAS of Concern

Vax Pay for Disability Workers in LGAS of Concern

In a huge union win, disability workers in the LGAs of concern can now access up to $200 for getting vaccinated.

New Restrictions for LGAs of Concern - Community Sector

New Restrictions for LGAs of Concern - Community Sector

NSW Health have announced that they will be requiring authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern to only attend work if they have had their first vaccination dose by September 6 (previously August 30).

Union Members Vote Yes For Protected Action Ballot at Sydney and NSW Trains

Union Members Vote Yes For Protected Action Ballot at Sydney and NSW Trains
Union members at Sydney and NSW Trains are voting YES to protect our pay and conditions at work.

ASU Jobs Connect: Be Part of the Surge Workforce

ASU Jobs Connect: Be Part of the Surge Workforce

Are you looking for a new job or extra hours? ASU Jobs Connect is a free service for ASU members to find work and address the current workforce shortage in our sector. 

Public Health Order Resources and Information

Public Health Order Resources and Information

Find a list of useful resources and information regarding the latest NSW Public Health Orders. You can also watch our Member Briefing where we answer Frequently Asked Questions about vaccinations, rapid antigen testing, authorised worker permits and more.

Vaccine Hubs for Disability Workers

Vaccine Hubs for Disability Workers

The ASU has received information from the Federal Health Department that additional vaccination clinics are being set up for disability workers and customers. 

Regardless of age, disability workers in Local Government Areas of concern can book a Pfizer vaccination at Olympic Park. Book your priority vaccination today.

Vaccine Champions

Vaccine Champions

ASU members working in the community are leading the way and getting vaccinated to protect themselves and others. Book in for your vaccination today.

New Restrictions for LGAs of Concern - Disability Sector

New Restrictions for LGAs of Concern - Disability Sector

NSW Health have today announced that they will be requiring disability support workers who live OR work in LGAs of concern to have their first dose of a COVID vaccine by August 30.

New Restrictions Across NSW

New Restrictions Across NSW

All the latest restrictions for those in NSW.

NSW Health have announced that disability support workers who live OR work in LGAs of concern to have their first dose of a COVID vaccine by August 30. Read more here.

NSW Health have announced that they will be requiring authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern to only attend work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site OR they have had their first vaccination dose by August 30. Read more here.

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