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Working from Home When Home Isn't Safe

Working from Home When Home Isn't Safe

Reports continue to show that there has been an alarming increase in violence against women during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For many people experiencing family violence, their workplace is the only safe place. It is a space where arrangements can be safely made to leave family violence. Working from home has now made workplaces unsafe for many workers. 

In association with Unions NSW and RDVSA, the ASU has developed a guide to "Working From Home - when home isn't safe".

Celebrate Equal Pay - the dance!

Celebrate Equal Pay - the dance!

Community and Disability workers are celebrating winning Equal Pay. Workers are between $200 and $650 better off each week because the Australian Services Union won Equal Pay. Our next pay rise is on December 1, 2020 - and we're going to celebrate! Learn the dance with colleagues and clients - and get ready for our December 2nd zoom Equal Pay Party!

Cuts Hurt Everybody - Union Rally Outside Parliament House

Cuts Hurt Everybody - Union Rally Outside Parliament House
Deputy Secretary Judith Wright joined a union rally outside NSW Parliament House today after the NSW Government announced its cruel plan to cut the wages of 1 in 10 workers in NSW.
It was nurses, teachers, firies, transport workers, water workers and other public sector workers who kept us safe during this pandemic.
This decision is wrong, and will only lengthen our recession.
The reality is these cuts hurt everybody because they withdraw over $3 Billion in spending from local communities and small businesses.

We Won't Wait: 16 Days of Action Launch

We Won't Wait: 16 Days of Action Launch

Join our online launch of our 16 Days of Action for the Elimination of Violence against Women and the new workplace resource “Working From Home Isn’t Safe When Home Isn’t Safe: How to respond to family & domestic violence in home-based workplaces.”

Register here.

Upturn: In Conversation with Tanya Plibersek MP

Upturn: In Conversation with Tanya Plibersek MP

Join ASU NSW Secretary Natalie Lang in conversation with Tanya Plibersek, former Minister for Community Services and Disability Reform Jenny Macklin, and writer and economist Stephen Koukoulas.

When: 6pm 24 November 2020

Register Here

Qantas Nasty Christmas Suprise

Qantas Nasty Christmas Suprise

Passengers beware: Qantas to axe customer facing and lost baggage services in nasty Christmas surprise. 

As borders re-open, travellers are being warned to expect delays and lost baggage problems with Qantas announcing they will sack key customer service workers in the holiday season.

The Australian Services Union is furious at the move which would see hundreds of job cuts.

NSW Government Betrayal

NSW Government Betrayal

Today ASU members heard the shocking news that the NSW Government will reduce public sector wage increases to a maximum of just 1.5% per year over the next three years.

 

Nobel Peace Prize Winners: ASU Members Win Treaty

Nobel Peace Prize Winners: ASU Members Win Treaty

ASU members do some incredible work - and some ASU members even win Nobel Peace Prizes. In 2017 ASU members working at the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) were awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Today, they are celebrating 50 nations signing the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

Budget Update for ASU Social & Community Services Members

Budget Update for ASU Social & Community Services Members

The Federal Government has agreed to lift base funding in Department of Social Services Grants to cover the costs for equal pay wages won by ASU members.

This is a huge step forward in our campaign to Save Equal Pay!

Today's IRC Decision: 0.3% increase

Today's IRC Decision: 0.3% increase

The Industrial Relations Commission today rejected the NSW Government’s public sector wage cut, awarding 1 in 10 workers in NSW a 0.3% pay rise. For the average worker who has worked tirelessly to get the state through fires, droughts, floods, and the pandemic that’s an additional $4.90 a week – before tax. That’s the thanks that essential workers get from Premier Gladys Berejikilan, and Treasurer Dominic Francis Perrottet and their Liberal Government.

 

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