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12,000 community sector jobs at risk

12,000 community sector jobs at risk

Breaking News: New research shows that 12,000 essential jobs in essential frontline community services could be lost if Equal Pay is not funded by the federal government past December.

New Online Courses for ASU members

New Online Courses for ASU members

New online courses for ASU members coming up in September including Mental Health Awareness and Leading Change Management at work. 

ASU 2020 Member Survey

ASU 2020 Member Survey

Our annual member survey is now open for all members. We want to hear from you about you, your work, and your union. Your responses help make our whole union better.

Transport Workers Keep NSW Going

Transport Workers Keep NSW Going

It's thanks to essential transport workers that NSW has kept going. We make sure that other frontline workers have been able to get to work throughout this pandemic. We've helped disability support workers, teachers, retail workers, nurses and cleaners get to work.

Sydney Water Members Take Action

Sydney Water Members Take Action

Union members working at Sydney Water have voted to take protected industrial action to send a strong message to the NSW Government that essential workers must be valued. Water and wages are essential for a better life.

Union members stop degree fee hike

Union members stop degree fee hike

ASU members have been campaigning since June to stop the fee hike on social and community services degrees since the Federal Government announced a fee hike of 113%.

8500 Qantas Jobs Cut

8500 Qantas Jobs Cut

Qantas’ announcement that they are outsourcing their entire groundhandling operations and cutting 2500 jobs is nothing short of devastating, and is further evidence that the Morrison Government has turned its back on aviation workers.

We send our support and solidarity to every single worker at Qantas today, as well as their families and communities.

This announcement comes on top of 6000 job losses at Qantas that have already been announced.

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.

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