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We Need Paid Pandemic Leave Now

We Need Paid Pandemic Leave Now

On July 31 the ABC reported that one of Australia's largest disability service providers, Aruma, has confirmed three residents and seven staff in a Victorian group home have tested positive to COVID-19.

Ignoring requests from unions, the Fair Work Commission delayed introducing paid pandemic leave earlier this month because the risk wasn't "elevated enough".

If they don't act now, when will they? We have written this letter to the Fair Work Commission to demand they reconsider their decision.

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 and peak bodies to tell the Government: commit to fund Equal Pay!

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

Workers' Compensation Scandal

Workers' Compensation Scandal

The NSW Government is facing claims they underpaid 50,000 injured workers by $80 million.

This is the largest wage theft scandal in Australia involving a government.

Unions Win Paid Pandemic Leave

Unions Win Paid Pandemic Leave

Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic the Australian Services Union has been calling for paid pandemic leave for all workers. The Fair Work Commission has awarded paid pandemic leave to aged care workers to stop staff going to work sick.

We welcome this decision - it is a good first step. Now, all workers must have access to paid pandemic leave. 

Latest JobKeeper and JobSeeker changes

Latest JobKeeper and JobSeeker changes

Download the latest member fact sheets with the recent changes to JobSeeker and JobKeeper. Find out what has changed, new eligibility rules for businesses and sole traders.

COVID-19 sees increase in domestic violence

COVID-19 sees increase in domestic violence

A new survey of 15,000 Australian women from the Australian Institute of Criminology has found that almost 1 in 10 women have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.

Consultation at Airports Continues

Consultation at Airports Continues

On Friday 10th July 2020 your ASU reps and officials had our second meeting with Qantas airports management about the expression of interest process the company is proposing for ASU covered redundancies at Australian airports and lounges.

ASU win! Fair Work Commission tells Qantas to talk to ASU about Jobkeeper

ASU win! Fair Work Commission tells Qantas to talk to ASU about Jobkeeper

As previously reported we believe that Qantas has been stealing penalty rates by counting them against the wrong JobKeeper top-up. This means workers lose money when they work one pay period but don’t work the next. This week your ASU took the Qantas to the Fair Work Commission to test whether or not this is fair. This follows recent updates from the ATO about paying monthly employees.

Your New Equal Pay Rates

Your New Equal Pay Rates

Thanks to Australian Services Union members – most community and disability workers will see a 1.75% increase in their next pay after 1 July 2020.

ASU members take Covid Care Allowance to Fair Work Commission

ASU members take Covid Care Allowance to Fair Work Commission

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.

Today, July 1, The Fair Work Commission is hearing our case for a Covid Care Allowance after we initially raised it back in April.

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