Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic the Australian Services Union has been calling for paid pandemic leave for all workers. The Fair Work Commission has awarded paid pandemic leave to aged care workers to stop staff going to work sick.
We welcome this decision - it is a good first step. Now, all workers must have access to paid pandemic leave.
Download the latest member fact sheets with the recent changes to JobSeeker and JobKeeper. Find out what has changed, new eligibility rules for businesses and sole traders.
A new survey of 15,000 Australian women from the Australian Institute of Criminology has found that almost 1 in 10 women have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday 10th July 2020 your ASU reps and officials had our second meeting with Qantas airports management about the expression of interest process the company is proposing for ASU covered redundancies at Australian airports and lounges.
As previously reported we believe that Qantas has been stealing penalty rates by counting them against the wrong JobKeeper top-up. This means workers lose money when they work one pay period but don’t work the next. This week your ASU took the Qantas to the Fair Work Commission to test whether or not this is fair. This follows recent updates from the ATO about paying monthly employees.
Thanks to Australian Services Union members – most community and disability workers will see a 1.75% increase in their next pay after 1 July 2020.
We need a COVID-19 Care allowance for support workers in recognition of the higher risks and standards of care that must be taken when supporting someone with COVID-19.
Today, July 1, The Fair Work Commission is hearing our case for a Covid Care Allowance after we initially raised it back in April.
As well as being 100% tax-deductible your union membership can save you money. Here are some of the benefits for ASU members:
Throughout this pandemic transport workers have helped nurses, teachers and supermarket workers get to work, and we will play a vital role in recovery.
Check out this End of Financial Year offer from Union Health Fund for all ASU members and their families.