Today the Executive of the Australian Services Union NSW & ACT Branch unanimously moved the following resolution acknowledging Reconciliation Week and stating our support for the Black Lives Matter movement.The resolution was moved by Julie Perkins, Chair of the ASU Aboriginal Services Subdivision.
Today is the final day of Reconciliation Week in Australia.
Today, we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the United States.
Today ASU Secretary Natalie Lang hosted a special online meeting of disability members to discuss our work and the future of our sector. Watch the play back of this informative meeting now.
Over 2000 frontline disability workers have had taken part in the biggest survey ever of disability support workers.
"Feeling unsafe and unprepared" 2341 disability workers were surveyed as part of a joint union and UNSW study which has highlighted areas of concern including fragmentation of service provision, under-resourcing, lack of management support at the frontline, low pay, poor job security, multiple job holding, high workloads and unpaid work.
We need a COVID-19 Care allowance for support workers in recognition of the higher risks and standards of care that must be taken when supporting someone with COVID-19.
ASU members have taken our campaign for a Care Allowance to the Fair Work Commission.
May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is celebrated in Australia and around the world. This year we are celebrating online! Register here for May Day 2020 which will be a live stream on the 1st of May at 6pm.
Members are getting together and campaigning for better conditions, safety and respect at work in their organisation. Here are some of the stories of success and struggle happening right now across our union.
The Australian Services Union is by your side during COVID-19.
The Federal Government has recklessly changed the law to reduce the usual time for voting on enterprise agreements from seven days down to one.
Sydney Water workers are providing an essential service - delivering world-class water, wastewater and stormwater services to more than five million people a day.
We carry out this work in the most challenging of circumstances. Just this year we have worked through drought, fire, flood and now the COVID-19 pandemic.