Are you a candidate?
Running in the upcoming election?
ASU members don’t need grandstanding. We don’t need another politician using our services as a photo opportunity.
We need leadership and action.
If you are a candidate in the upcoming election who will stand up for local community services contact the ASU office today to take the Pledge.
week of action
Over the last three years the Federal Government has cut over $400 million out of social and community services funding. Over a thousand jobs are under threat. We need to Save Our Local Community Services.
Join our Week of Action commencing 6 June 2016, there will be events organised across key marginal seats to demand better funding for social and community services. Become a volunteer
mission australia - bargaining update
Cutting our pay?
Salary packaging is a tax concession from the Government to allow organisations like Mission to increase your pay without costing the organisation extra money. Mission wants to remove salary packaging from the agreement. On one hand they keep saying they don’t want to change anything about salary packaging but refuse to protect this benefit in our Agreement.
MA disclosed they don’t want it in the agreement JUST in case they sell and transfer parts of the business to a new employer.
Wages in our sector aren’t high enough and we know members can’t afford to go backwards!Read more
If forced onto commercial rental arrangements many services will no longer be able to operate.
There are already reports of developers being caught sizing up council properties for redevelopment "opportunities".
That the neighbourhood centre could become a commercial carpark is appalling.
We cannot allow this second wave attack by the Baird Government to go unchallenged. We need to save our local community services (SOLCS).Take the survey
is there anything Joanne can't do?
In the space of 12 months Jo Marks, proud disability worker and union member, has been elected union delegate, attended delegate training, taken on her employer and is now the newly elected Health and Safety Rep.Read more
ACTU leads charge for casuals
We see it in every industry, where employees have been called ‘casuals’ despite working for years and having regular and permanent hours. They have no paid leave, have difficulty securing loans and find they are not able to speak about safety or other workplace rights for fear they will be sacked, on the spot!Read more
Our Union and Our Movement, fighting for job security
The NSW Chamber of Commerce, one of the main supporters of the Federal Government's attack on penalty rates, has its sights on our part time provisions in disability, social and community services sector. In a disgraceful move the NSWCC has applied to the Fair Work Commission to strip back hard won conditions so that bosses can essentially treat part time workers like casuals, except without casual loadings!Read more