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The ASU and First State Super held a Meet your Union lunch at Road Maritime Services, Rozelle on the 3rd of September. Over fifty people attended and had a great time meeting their ASU Organiser and ASU Transport President Ben Kensington.
Welcome to our new members who joined!
After the recent merger of RMS and TFNSW it is so important for people to know the ASU is with you Every Step of the Way
- Fighting to keep jobs,
- Protecting working conditions by taking an active lead in Award Negotiations,
- Standing shoulder to shoulder with members when the Restructure process commences.
First State Super is an Industry Super fund dedicated to delivering the best possible retirement outcomes for hard-working ASU members. First State Super will be there for staff at RMS when they have decisions to make about their future.
Meet Myriam Mendez
ASU Activist Myriam Mendez, pictured above with ASU Transport President Ben Kensington did a great job building this event at her workplace.
Myriam Mendez has worked at Road Maritime Services for 14 years and joined the ASU as soon as she started! Myriam has been in a union ever since she was a kid working in the glassworks and hospitality, always valuing the protection union membership brings. In her current role as a Development Approvals Officer Myriam has been active in encouraging salaried staff to join the ASU.
Myriam was recently instrumental in organising a joint ASU / First State Super Lunch for RMS Staff at Rozelle which drew a big crowd and new members besides being heaps of fun and a chance for people to get together in a union setting.
Myriam says "I am really enjoying all the new ASU Apps and accessing the benefits like Career LaunchPad, I am halfway through an advanced Microsoft course which is normally $400 but free for ASU Members. I also love having quick access to ASU advice when I need it."
In our own words
25% PAY RISE FOR CASUALS
ASU WIN IN THE COMMUNITY SECTOR
Unions have won a 25% pay rise for casuals working Saturday, Sundays, Public Holidays and overtime in the community sector.
The ASU has been calling for this since the Award changed 9 years ago.
The Fair Work Commission's recent decision means that casuals in the community and disability must be paid their 25% casual loading in addition to overtime time and weekend penalty rates.
Weekends are important - it's when most people get time away from work to spend with friends and families. The Fair Work Commission's decision recognises that casual workers have friends and families too.
Unions won the weekend, and we will always strive for fair weekend and overtime rates.
Rally for climate action
The Australian Services Union is proud to support the school strikers’ Global #ClimateStrike on September 20 and the young leaders who are demanding real and immediate action on climate change.
In Sydney, we’ll be meeting at 11:30am at the Archibald Fountain in Hyde Park. ASU members will also be at rallies in Canberra, Newcastle, Wollongong and Lismore.
Join ASU members on September 20 at climate change rallies across the country.
Need to talk?
Have a question about work? Don't forget that every member can call the ASU on 02 9310 4000 for assistance.
This year our expert team have supported 4517 members who have called for assistance and recovered over $750,000 in unpaid wages and entitlements for ASU members. We have also saved over 350 individual jobs.
Advancing your career
Since launching our online training and development portal ASU Career Launchpad early in 2019, thousands of members participate in live and on-demand courses. All the courses are run by experts in the field: sign up for a live session so you can ask questions, or watch back any of the courses at any time, on-demand.
Some of our most popular courses are:
- Become an Excel Expert
- 4 Easy steps to take control of your Super
- Boost your skills: Working with Difficult People
Go to Activate your Account and use the email that is connected to your ASU membership to get started.
Do you know the delegates at your workplace? More delegates posters coming soon!
Delegates are the face of the ASU in their workplace - they keep everyone up to date with ASU news, represent members and build our union.
Delegates are provided with comprehensive induction packs and can access fact sheets about issues at work to give advice and support to their members in the workplace. We also run regular delegate training across NSW and the ACT.
If you're interested in becoming a union delegate, activist or contact get in touch with your Organiser or call the ASU on 02 9310 4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Big savings only for ASU members
Standing together in union means we can get great deals to improve our lives outside of work as well as in the workplace.
You can save $1000 a year on groceries and petrol with 5% off at Woolies, Coles, and Caltex with Member Advantage. To get started, simply go to asumembers.memberadvantage.com.au then click Sign In and if you're using it for the first time, click Request New Password and enter your email address.
Brought to you by union members
Why not remind your coworkers of all the great wins we've had over the years with our Brought to you by Union Members Poster!
Members can access all the fact sheets and workplace posters on the Resources section of our website.