The ASU has been part of the Australian water industry since branches of the Union first covered membership in local government and State authorities around 100 years ago. The Union has seen many changes over this time and it is no different today.
There have been considerable changes to the water industry in both Tasmania and Victoria over the past few years. In Victoria the industry was corporatized and in Tasmania there was the creation of 3 water boards.
The ASU continues to actively represent members and achieve high standards in conditions of employment, rates of pay and occupational health and safety.
We have members who work as:
• clerical and administrative staff
• outdoor workers
• maintenance workers
• scientists, chemists, lab technicians
• water testers
• pipes workers
• field workers
The rates of pay and conditions of employment you work under have been directly affected or negotiated by the ASU, no matter what your classification in the water industry, or your employer - we are, after all, Australia's largest water industry union.
With six union offices across both Tasmania and Victoria and mobile officials, the ASU is never far away.
Latest Water News
Written on 24/05/2013, 12:28
The Australian Services Union has raised concerns that a restructure at the North Central Catchment Management Authority (CMA) will lead to redundancies.
ASU Lead Organiser Billy King said that the North Central CMA had not communicated to the...
Written on 10/04/2013, 09:30
A new EBA is being negotiated this year for staff of WPW by the Enterprise Bargaining Representatives and the ASU representative.
All employees are encouraged to complete this survey to let us know what matters to you. Results will assist in our...
Written on 27/08/2012, 10:01
ASU members at Yarra Valley Water (YVW) will stop work today for four hours in pursuit of a fair wage outcome. The wages offer that has been made to ASU members at Yarra Valley Water would involve many employees losing more in trade-offs than...
Written on 21/08/2012, 11:26
The ASU remains concerned that recently mooted drug and alcohol policies in the Tasmanian water industry will filter through to other sectors across the state.
A new zero-tolerance drug and alcohol policy is on hold after ASU Assistant Secretary Igor...
Written on 15/06/2012, 14:41
The Australian Services Union has slammed the Baillieu government’s 25 per cent budget cuts to catchment management authorities (CMA) as water quality and employment across the sector come under threat.
ASU Assistant Secretary Richard...