May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is celebrated in Australia and around the world. This year we are celebrating online! Register here for May Day 2020 which will be a live stream on the 1st of May at 6pm.
Members are getting together and campaigning for better conditions, safety and respect at work in their organisation. Here are some of the stories of success and struggle happening right now across our union.
The Australian Services Union is by your side during COVID-19.
The Federal Government has recklessly changed the law to reduce the usual time for voting on enterprise agreements from seven days down to one.
Sydney Water workers are providing an essential service - delivering world-class water, wastewater and stormwater services to more than five million people a day.
We carry out this work in the most challenging of circumstances. Just this year we have worked through drought, fire, flood and now the COVID-19 pandemic.
Find the latest information about the changes to JobKeeper and JObSeeker here: https://www.asumembers.org.au/latest_jobkeeper_and_jobseeker_changes
The ASU is by your side, every step of the way. That’s why we have created ASU Jobs Connect.
Over the last 24 hours the Federal Government has made announcements about COVID-19 and the NDIS.
These announcements do not respond to the urgent demands we put to Government last week about greater access to personal protective equipment (PPE) for the disability sector. The Government has also not supported our call to guarantee that no disability worker to go without pay because of COVID-19 (due to isolation, or client cancellation or illness). However the additional supports and funding they are giving NDIS services should be used by services to ensure workers continue to be employed and paid throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
ACOSS and the ASU are calling on the Government to support the community sector to respond to the COVID-19 health, social and economic crisis.
Qantas Group has announced they will commence the stand-down of employees across the Group.
This is not business as usual. We will be by your side every step of the way.