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Covid-19 Factsheet for ASU members

Covid-19 Factsheet for ASU members

The ASU is by your side every step of the way - this information is for ASU members and covers health and safety, employer obligations, leave provisions and Workers Compensation.

Download the full COVID-19 factsheet for ASU members here. Updated 19 March.

Save Equal Pay Rallies Delayed

Save Equal Pay Rallies Delayed

This week's Save Equal Pay Rallies have been delayed so to not put workers and clients at risk during the Coronavirus pandemic.

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".

Jobs and Services Under Threat

Jobs and Services Under Threat

The survey, conducted by the Social Policy Research Centre at University of New South Wales, has revealed that without renewal of Equal Pay funding, community service organisations would be forced to reduce staff or services.

Every Australian community needs secure community services.

Every Australian community needs secure community services.

The Save Equal Pay Alliance was launched by the Australian Services Union, with over 50 community and disability sector organisations and peak bodies. We have joined together to save jobs, save services and save Equal Pay. We are committed to stopping over $500 million being ripped out of the community sector every year.

Community & Disability News February 2020

Community & Disability News February 2020

The latest news from across the community and disability sector.

Unions oppose Religious Discrimination Bill

Unions oppose Religious Discrimination Bill

Unions and employers have joined forces to oppose Scott Morrison's "religious freedom" bill. The Australian Council of Trade Unions, and the Australian Industry Group have sent a joint letter to the government detailing how the bill would cause workplace problems for workers and employers.

Qantas Delegates get ready for bargaining EBA 12

Qantas Delegates get ready for bargaining EBA 12

Almost 60 delegates from all states and territories met in Melbourne to commence preparations for bargaining at Qantas Airways and QFIT. This will be the 12th ASU Enterprise Agreement (EBA) with these companies.

Cheap Movie Tickets for Union Members

Cheap Movie Tickets for Union Members

ASU members get discounts on movie tickets all year round.

WHS Resources for Working in Heat and Smoke

WHS Resources for Working in Heat and Smoke

Every employer or Person Conducting a Business or Undertaking (PCBU) has a duty of care to “ensure the health and safety of their workers and others at the workplace.” This includes ensuring that workers are not exposed to hazardous temperatures/air quality.

Check out these factsheets for ASU members to learn how to avoid the dangerous health effects of heat and smoke.

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