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What you need to know about Qantas' $5000 offer

What you need to know about Qantas' $5000 offer

Today Qantas has announced to the media that they will be offering $5000 to over 19,000 staff on Enterprise Agreements - including staff on the ASU EBA.

But in true Qantas fashion, the money comes with some serious strings attached...

NDIS NEWS: We have won an extra 9% funding increase to the NDIS!

NDIS NEWS: We have won an extra 9% funding increase to the NDIS!

BREAKING:

In a huge win for our sector and the people with disability we support, today NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has announced a 9% funding increase to the NDIS.

NSW Budget gives Essential Workers a Pay Cut

NSW Budget gives Essential Workers a Pay Cut

Today's budget shows the NSW Liberal Government don't care about essential workers.

New Gov to enact Universal Paid Domestic Violence leave ASAP

New Gov to enact Universal Paid Domestic Violence leave ASAP

“As soon as possible.”

Today the Federal Government has written to the Fair Work Commission committing to introduce 10 days paid domestic leave for all workers.

Breaking! Union won pay rise

Breaking! Union won pay rise

In a huge union win, today we have secured an Award Wage increase of 4.6% in the Fair Work Commission's Annual Wage Review.

This 4.6% increase applies to all workers on the SCHADS Award from 1 July 2022. Award-free employees on the minimum wage will receive a 5.2% increase.

We told the Fair Work Commission that workers deserve a fair pay rise that keeps up with cost of living, and they listened.

Changes to the SCHADS Award

Changes to the SCHADS Award

Changes to the Award for Community and Disability Workers are coming on 1 July 2022.

ASU Members can stay up to date on their rights and entitlements at work by watching this member briefing with ASU Deputy Secretary Judith Wright.

Get the full story: What would Qantas' plan really mean for SPG employees?

Get the full story: What would Qantas' plan really mean for SPG employees?

The ASU is gravely concerned that Qantas is only telling staff select information about what would it mean if SPG employees were removed from the coverage of the ASU EBA and moved onto individual contracts.

All SPG employees need to know the full implication of Qantas’s plan – read the ASU SPG Q&A here.

We Won't Wait Win! 10 days Paid Domestic Violence Leave in every Award

We Won't Wait Win! 10 days Paid Domestic Violence Leave in every Award

BREAKING: Unions have won 10 days paid family and domestic violence in ALL awards in Australia!

The Fair Work Commission has issued their decision to support 10 days paid Domestic Violence Leave in all modern Awards in Australia.

The FWC agree with unions that this life saving leave will provide “significant assistance” to those leaving violence.

Election 2022: Where do the major parties stand on ASU member priorities?

Election 2022: Where do the major parties stand on ASU member priorities?

We are in a cost of living crisis. Healthcare, housing, petrol, electricity, and groceries are all skyrocketing.

Our services have been stretched to the limit.

Together we have campaigned over the last three years for:

  • Better wages and conditions at work
  • A better NDIS
  • Better funding and respect for community services
  • A better society where no one is left behind and everyone is valued

Why we need to change the Government

Why we need to change the Government

"We have had a decade of cuts and destruction under the current Coalition Government and now is our chance to stop the damage."

This special guest article by ASU Secretary Natalie Lang is included in the election edition of ASU College Journal. Read the whole Journal here.

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