About Water

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 three 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.

ASU represents the interests of members at Parks Victoria as well as members who work as:
• operators
• clerical and administrative staff
• managers
• 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 19/02/2018, 18:53
The Western Water Enterprise Agreement has been finalised, and is with the State Government awaiting final approval before it goes to ballot. Highlights of the Agreement include: 3% wage increase P/A for 4 years of Agreement $750 sign on...
Written on 02/10/2017, 10:53
ASU representing you in discussions with the Victorian State Government. Gov Hubs Discussions are ongoing between the State Government, ASU, and CPSU about the plans to relocate Melbourne based workers to regional hubs in 2020. ASU members in Parks...
Written on 03/09/2017, 20:10
  It's bargaining season in the water industry, and ASU members have achieved some significant results across the sector. The Coliban Water EA is done, with Management and unions reaching in principle agreement around the outstanding matters....
Written on 30/08/2017, 13:55
Changes to TasWater’s Retail & Customer Service organisational structure were revealed last week to staff at several meetings that took place across the state.  The clearest change in the structure is that the entire division of Retail &...
Written on 29/06/2017, 09:47
  On Friday 16 June, ASU attended the Fair Work Commission to address the lacklustre communication and consultation provided to members by TasWater in the Service Delivery restructure process. Unions had repeatedly requested more information from...



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