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Australia can't afford Qantas job cuts

Australia can't afford Qantas job cuts

Qantas have today announced 6000 job cuts and said 15,000 workers will remain stood down.

URGENT: Fund Our Community Services

URGENT: Fund Our Community Services

On Friday, June 19th the Fair Work Commission agreed with unions to increase the wages by 1.75% for community sector workers.

Now we need to make sure that the NSW and Federal Government pay their fair share and make sure our community sector doesn’t go backwards.

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Your Rights as a Casual – working in community and disability

Your Rights as a Casual – working in community and disability

Deputy Secretary Judith Wright talks about what the recent changes mean for casuals working in the community or disability sector and answers frequently asked questions.

Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

Today the Executive of the Australian Services Union NSW & ACT Branch unanimously moved the following resolution acknowledging Reconciliation Week and stating our support for the Black Lives Matter movement.The resolution was moved by Julie Perkins, Chair of the ASU Aboriginal Services Subdivision.

Today is the final day of Reconciliation Week in Australia.

Today, we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement in the United States.

NDIS workers come together to discuss the future of our sector

NDIS workers come together to discuss the future of our sector

Today ASU Secretary Natalie Lang hosted a special online meeting of disability members to discuss our work and the future of our sector. Watch the play back of this informative meeting now.

Worker Survey reveals shortcomings of NDIS

Worker Survey reveals shortcomings of NDIS

Over 2000 frontline disability workers have had taken part in the biggest survey ever of disability support workers.

COVID-19 Concerns for Disability Workers: Survey

COVID-19 Concerns for Disability Workers: Survey

"Feeling unsafe and unprepared" 2341 disability workers were surveyed as part of a joint union and UNSW study which has highlighted areas of concern including fragmentation of service provision, under-resourcing, lack of management support at the frontline, low pay, poor job security, multiple job holding, high workloads and unpaid work.

May Day 2020

May Day 2020

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.

Stories from the Front line: Members getting organised during Covid-19

Stories from the Front line: Members getting organised during Covid-19

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.

Enterprise Agreement Voting Changes

Enterprise Agreement Voting Changes

The Federal Government has recklessly changed the law to reduce the usual time for voting on enterprise agreements from seven days down to one.

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