Front line workers have continued to provide essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic to some of our community's most vulnerable peoples. Union members have been campaigning for paid pandemic leave since March. We have already secured it for thousands of members at different organisations who have worked with their Union members to provide it. Now, finally, the NSW & Federal Governments have agreed to provide a paid pandemic leave scheme for workers in NSW - including casuals or contract workers!
Qantas has already announced 8,500 job cuts since the beginning of the pandemic and the Federal Government have handed over $500 million in subsidies like JobKeeper to Qantas without any protections for the workers.
“This is yet another move by Qantas to rattle the cage of the workforce”. - ASU Secretary Natalie Lang spoke to 7NEWS about Qantas' shameful plans.
ASU Secretary Natalie Lang today provided an online Member Briefing to NDIS workers. We have a plan to fix training and to make the NDIS the best it can be. If you missed today's briefing you can catch up here.
The Australian Services Union is by your side during COVID-19.
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 coming up in September including Mental Health Awareness and Leading Change Management at work.
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.
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.
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.
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%.