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.
The latest news from across the community and disability sector.
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.
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.
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.
Don’t risk your health when working outdoors
Air quality in parts of NSW is now 5 times higher than the hazardous maximum. All non-essential workers in affected areas should work indoors or from home. You have a right to stop work if it's unsafe. Contact the ASU Industrial Services Team on 02 9310 4000 if you are concerned about your exposure level.
Big business has been lobbying to introduce “cut-rate casuals” to the community and disability sector. This week – we have been successful in protecting job security across the community and disability sectors.