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Don't Close the Door on Housing

Don't Close the Door on Housing

The Australian Services Union and Homelessness Australia are calling on the Federal Government not to close the door on homelessness services. 

Currently, the Federal Government has no plan for funding Equal Pay in housing and homelessness past July this year. This could mean job losses and services in the sector, at a time when your work is more critical than ever.

Together we have fought hard to have our work valued and recognised. We’ve seen that we are powerful when we come together and we can win this time too. We fought and won Equal Pay in 2012 and now we need to fight once more.

We’re holding an urgent online briefing for members and workers in housing and homelessness services on March 16 at 12:30 pm.

Men in politics must stop feigning shock

Men in politics must stop feigning shock

ASU Secretary Natalie Lang has been published in Women's Agenda as part of International Women's Day. Natalie writes "Like most women I know, I’ve been deeply upset and angered by what the events of the last few weeks have exposed. 

But, also like most women I know, I’ve always known this existed. The exposure of rape culture, the violence, the harassment – it’s been an unrelenting presence in our schools, our neighbourhoods, our workplaces and our politics. 

So what’s with the “shock” expressed by so many commentators and politicians? Women have always known this mistreatment existed. We constantly discuss it. We mobilise against it. We campaign and we rally." 

Union Health Offer for ASU members

Union Health Offer for ASU members

Union Health Fund is different! 100% member-owned – they’re for union members’  health, not shareholders' wealth.

Australian Services Union members are eligible to join - and if you join today you have a chance to WIN back your entire year’s worth of health cover payments. (T&C apply)

Find out more: https://unionhealth.com.au/asufb

NSW Trains and Sydney Trains: Vote No

NSW Trains and Sydney Trains: Vote No

Union members across Sydney Trains and NSW Trains have overwhelmingly rejected the proposed Variation to delay bargaining.

Congratulations to all the hard working Delegates and activists who campaigned with so much passion for a NO VOTE- this really is Your Victory!

Members voted NO to send a clear message that we want to stick to the schedule and negotiate fair and reasonable pay and conditions for the future.

Six Steps to Address Sexual Harassment

Six Steps to Address Sexual Harassment

Six Steps to address sexual harassment at work.

Join your union today and let's make sure every workplace is a safe workplace.

New Enterprise Agreement at Uniting

New Enterprise Agreement at Uniting
Jessica, Donna and Owen are three new union delegates from Uniting.

Every day they make the difference in the lives of the families, children and young people they support. They have just attended union training and talked about working together to make Uniting, and the whole community sector, an even better place to work.

Not So Super - The Fight For Fair Superannuation

Not So Super - The Fight For Fair Superannuation
Yesterday ASU delegate Katia joined ACTU President Michele O'Neil as part of the Australian Unions delegation to Parliament House to tell her story to politicians.
The Liberal Government has frozen super for 7 years. The delay has already cost Katia $18,000.

Thank you to the heroes of 2020

Thank you to the heroes of 2020
Thank you to all the essential workers for your incredible work during this difficult year. And a huge shout out to the Covid Tracers for doing all you can to keep us safe. Essential workers are the heroes of 2020.

The College: New Training for ASU members

The College: New Training for ASU members

Shadow Education Minister Tanya Plibersek MP has officially launched The College - the professional voice of community and disability practitioners. Union members working in the sector now have access to an online catalogue of professional development courses and training opportunities. Find out more and register for the free courses scheduled this Summer. Visit: www.accdp.org.au/training.

Congratulations from former PM Julia Gillard

Congratulations from former PM Julia Gillard

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard congratulates members of the Australian Services Union for winning Equal Pay. Julia Gillard was Prime Minister in 2012 when union members won Equal Pay for community and disability workers in Australia. Today, workers are between $200 and $650 better off each week thanks to the campaign.

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