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
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
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
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
The lowest paid youth workers in Australia – that’s what staff at Premier Youth Works were facing until they decided to join together in Union to campaign to have their correct Equal Pay rates paid at work.
Like many ASU members working in child protection and out of home care services, members at Premier Youth Works have significant experience and specialist qualifications in the work they do.
Yet their employer has outrageously classified a significant number of youth workers at level 1 of the SCHADS Award.
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Once you’ve registered we’ll be in touch to explain what you need to do to join the collective action on this important matter. The more the merrier. Spread the word.Sign up
Do you know a woman who is making a feminist difference? Nominate her for an EDNA! Edna Ryan (1904–97) worked towards making a better world — especially for women. She had a lifetime involvement in campaigning for equal pay.
The EDNAs are awards for women who have made a feminist difference, i.e. whose activity advances the status of women: the battlers and the unsung heroines who show commitment and determination.
To nominate someone, download this form.
To book a table at the Awards, download this form.Read more