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ASU members - win on silica safety at Shepparton CC

Congratulations, ASU members! Thanks to your unwavering stance on unsafe work practices, we're pleased to announce a significant victory for workplace safety. 17/04/2024

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ASU members - win on silica safety at Shepparton CC

Congratulations, ASU members! Thanks to your unwavering stance on unsafe work practices, we're pleased to announce a significant victory for workplace safety. 17/04/2024

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Huon Valley Council restructure - ASU meeting

ASU organiser Karen Tantari will hold a meeting with staff to discuss the final proposed Huon Valley Council restructure and to provide assistance to impacted staff. 15/04/2024

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Citywide April Enterprise Bargaining Update

Citywide has agreed to the request by ASU to have 1 hour paid EBA meetings for all Citywide members and non-members. 15/04/2024

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ASU members - win on silica safety at CoGB

Congratulations, ASU members! Thanks to your unwavering stance on unsafe work practices, we're pleased to announce a significant victory for workplace safety. 15/04/2024

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ASU log of claims meetings at Yarra Ranges Council

Every ASU member is unique, and every workplace is different, but we stand together across local government to achieve better workplaces. 15/04/2024

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ASU visit to Northern Grampians Shire Council

ASU organiser Georgia Birch is visiting Northern Grampians Shire Council on Tuesday 16 April 2024. 15/04/2024

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City of Whittlesea - device safety while driving

Does your job require you to use a device (like a dash cam, iPad or mobile phone) from your vehicle? 12/04/2024

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ASU visit Corangamite Shire Council

ASU organiser Georgia Birch is visiting Corangamite Shire Council on Thursday 18 April 2024. 12/04/2024

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Melton ASU members annual leave and committee newsletter

After many months of hard work from your delegates, it looks like your annual leave issue is finally resolved. 12/04/2024

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Local Government survey launch

It’s time to have your say on the future of local government! 12/04/2024

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ASU visit Southern Grampians Shire Council

ASU organiser Georgia Birch is visiting Southern Grampians Shire Council on Thursday 18 April 2024. 12/04/2024

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Occupational violence in your workplace is not ok

The ASU understands that there have been recent incidents of occupational violence including threats, violence and aggression in your workplace. 11/04/2024

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City of Greater Geelong - All Member (Paid) Meeting

As an ASU member, come to a paid meeting to discuss your next EBA and endorse the ASU Log of Claims! 11/04/2024

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Baw Baw Shire Paid ASU Meetings

ASU Campaign Organiser Martin McDonald will be attending the below locations at Baw Baw Shire discussing some of the benefits of being an ASU member as well handing out surveys for all staff to fill out. 11/04/2024

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ASU Meetings at City of Launceston

ASU organiser Jess Cassidy will be visiting City of Launceston to touch base with both members and non-members. 15/04/2024

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MAX Employment/Solutions EA – ASU meeting

ASU organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding meetings to discuss your current enterprise agreement bargaining for all staff at MAX Employment/Solutions. 11/04/2024

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Manningham Council ASU Log of Claims finalisation

As a member of the Australian Services Union, you will have a real say in your next enterprise agreement. 11/04/2024

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Goulburn Valley Regional Water EBA Update

ASU Organiser Shane Lumsden and Delegates have been attending fortnightly meetings to advance the claims you want in your EBA. 10/04/2024

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City of Greater Bendigo - Urgent Safety Notice

The ASU has been in communication with council since yesterday regarding concerns over potential silica exposure in concreting works. 10/04/2024

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ASU organiser David Frappa will be onsite at City of Greater Geelong

ASU organiser David Frappa will be available to meet with CoGG members this Wednesday. 9/04/2024

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TasWater enterprise agreement – now is the time to take action

ASU organiser Karen Tantari will hold important meetings with you to discuss bargaining for your enterprise agreement. 9/04/2024

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ASU meetings at Clarence City Council

The ASU will be holding general catch-up meetings across Clarence City Council to meet with staff and discuss the benefits of collective action and union membership. 9/04/2024

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ASU log of claims meetings at City of Stonnington

Every ASU member is unique, and every workplace is different, but we stand together across local government to achieve better workplaces. 9/04/2024

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City of Launceston ASU Meetings

ASU organiser Jess Cassidy will be visiting City of Launceston to touch base with both members and non-members. 9/04/2024

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Better Health Network H2H Program Ending

On Thursday 4 April 2024, the ASU received correspondence advising that the current Homelessness to Home program will conclude on 30 June 2024. 8/04/2024

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Greater Shepparton Paid Meeting

The ASU will be on-site for a paid time meeting to discuss the ongoing enterprise agreement negotiations. Your Organiser, Joanne McEvoy, will be joined by Ross Sottile, a specialist lawyer from the Maurice Blackburn Dust Diseases team. 8/04/2024

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South Gippsland Shire ASU Paid Meetings

ASU Campaign Organiser Martin McDonald will be attending the below locations at South Gippsland Shire discussing some of the benefits of being an ASU member as well handing out surveys for all staff to fill out. 8/04/2024

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ASU Citywide Members Asbestos Alert April 2024

ASU have written to the CEO of Citywide regarding the recent discovery of Asbestos found in mulching around several playgrounds at HBCC where Citywide have provided these services. 8/04/2024

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ASU Meeting at Warrnambool City Council

ASU organisers Georgia Birch and Jeff Dingli are visiting Warrnambool City Council on Wednesday 10 April 2024. 8/04/2024

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ASU meeting at Colac Otway Shire Council

ASU Organisers Georgia Birch and Jeff Dingli are visiting Colac Otway next week. 5/04/2024

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EBA update and call for ASU delegates at Moira

Last week your EBA was voted up by 92% of Moira employees. This is a fantastic outcome – congratulations ASU members. 5/04/2024

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City of Melbourne Parking Services Win

Union = Power! Congratulations to ASU members in Parking Services at City of Melbourne! 5/04/2024

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ASU visit to Glenelg Shire Council

ASU Organisers Georgia Birch and Jeff Dingli are visiting Glenelg Shire Council next week. 5/04/2024

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Stonnington City Council ASU Log of Claims Survey

Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement will be commencing shortly. As an ASU Member you are automatically represented by the ASU in this process. 5/04/2024

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South-West Organiser Update

We are pleased to share the details of your new ASU Organiser, Georgia Birch. 4/04/2024

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CNV Agreement Goes Live Next Week

After months of waiting for Fair Work approval, we’ve finally had confirmation that the new Centre for Non-Violence enterprise agreement will go live on April 10, 2-2024. 4/04/2024

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VicRoads bargaining set to commence

ASU is set to commence bargaining for a new VicRoads Enterprise Agreement. This will be the first VicRoads EA since the State Labor Government shamefully privatised VicRoads. 3/04/2024

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“When can I make a WorkCover claim?”

One of the most common questions that we receive from ASU members is, “When can I make a WorkCover claim?” 3/04/2024

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ASU notifies dispute over South East Water outsourcing

Earlier this month, South East Water wrote to ASU to notify of a proposal to outsource surge functions in the Accounts Contact Centre 3/04/2024

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Understanding and Addressing Workplace Violence

We’ve designed an OHS Webinar specifically tailored to tackle workplace violence at its core. 3/04/2024

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Tasmanian Delegates Conference and Industrial Manslaughter Rally

Delegates from around the State gathered in Hobart to unpack federal legislative IR changes, the Tasmanian political environment and share knowledge and skills. 3/04/2024

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TasWater - something in the water?

TasWater’s approach to Enterprise Bargaining is one which has the intent to divide and conquer and remove hard fought for employment conditions. 3/04/2024

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Metro Bargaining Commences - Fix Metro

Metro Tasmania’s spend on consultants and lawyers have skyrocketed in the past five years at the same time wages of front-line workers are not enough to fix recruitment and retention issues. 3/04/2024

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Delegate Profile - Brad Reich, Berry St

Say hello to our dynamic ASU Delegate Brad Reich. With a rich background in social activism and a strong commitment to workers' rights, Brad is making a significant impact at Berry St. 3/04/2024

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International Women’s Day Thursday 7 March

ASU members rallied to mark all the wins we’ve had for working women over the last 18 or so months. 3/04/2024

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Central Goldfields Shire Council enterprise agreement – sign the petition

The Central Goldfields enterprise agreement expires on 30 June 2024. ASU organisers Billy King and Zoe Edwards and ASU delegates are working on getting the best deal for ASU members. 3/04/2024

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Sentencing Advisory Committee Consultations

ASU Delegates, Health and Safety Representatives and members have attended consultation forums across Victoria regarding sentencing of occupational health and safety offences. 3/04/2024

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ASU member win: a step forward for Local Government

The Federal Government has heard the calls from ASU members for action and they have announced a Senate Inquiry into Local Government jobs and services. 3/04/2024

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Young Workers Event Tasmania

An ASU contingent attended the ASU Young Workers Movement Lutrawita event on 9 March and took home the trophy. 3/04/2024

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Ballarat City Council workers vote no

Ballarat City Council workers have overwhelmingly voted no to the proposed enterprise agreement that would entrench poor pay and remove hard won conditions. 3/04/2024

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A message from Lisa Darmanin, Branch Secretary – April 2024

We have recently implemented a brand new website and member portal to improve your membership experience. 3/04/2024

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Restructuring the Restructure – ASU member voices heard by MVCC

In a display of solidarity and strategic prowess, members of the ASU at MVCC have secured significant wins as part of a restructure of the Arts & Culture department. 3/04/2024

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Mapping for Power

For ASU Delegates and Activists, mapping can be an incredible tool to build power and ASU membership. 3/04/2024

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May Day Events Tasmania - Save the Date

We invite all of our members to join us on Saturday the 11th of May to celebrate May Day with the Unions Tasmania annual parade. It’ll be a union spectacular for the whole family 3/04/2024

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City of Greater Bendigo ASU EA meetings scheduled

It's time to come together for an important discussion on the upcoming bargaining process for a new enterprise agreement. 3/04/2024

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Central Coast Council ASU log of claims and endorsement meetings

As negotiations have commenced, our next scheduled meeting will be on Wednesday 10 April 2024. 3/04/2024

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Nillumbik Shire Council log of claims endorsement meeting

We are holding a mass meeting to endorse the ASU members log of claims. This is a paid meeting so please attend. 3/04/2024

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Yarra City Council Notification of Change in Children's Services in Richmond Area

The ASU has received the Change Notification regarding Children’s Services in Richmond area. 2/04/2024

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TasWater Enterprise Agreement Update

The first TasWater bargaining meeting was scheduled to commence today, but due to a dispute that TasWater has raised, questioning the CFMEU ability to be a bargaining representative for its members (this may impact the Notice of Representational Righ 28/03/2024

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Boroondara City Council: ASU EBA update

ASU met with management bargaining team and other unions and independent bargaining representatives today to hear their response to previously tabled Logs of Claims. 28/03/2024

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Melton ASU – We won! Your annual leave will be updated soon.

Congratulations! Thanks to your advocacy, your Annual Leave is now secure. 28/03/2024

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Yarra Ranges Shire Council ASU Log of Claims Survey

Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement will be commencing shortly. 28/03/2024

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Corangamite Shire Council Enterprise Agreement update

The ASU Bargaining team met with management last week to bargain for a new enterprise agreement. Two meetings have occurred in recent weeks, at which all bargaining parties presented their log of claims. 27/03/2024

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ASU BBQ coming to Merri-bek

The ASU will be visiting Merri-bek Civic Centre to meet members and talk through why it is important to be a member. Come along and grab a bite to eat and bring along a co -worker. 27/03/2024

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Citywide Enterprise Bargaining Update

The ASU has created a survey for you to have your say on what you want to see in the new EBA. 27/03/2024

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EGSC Log of claims member meetings coming up

Enterprise bargaining has kicked off again. We have held meetings over the last couple of weeks to hear what you want in your next agreement. 27/03/2024

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City of Ballarat enterprise agreement vote – Vote NO successful!

Congratulations to ASU members who voted no in the enterprise agreement ballot! 26/03/2024

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Cardinia Shire Council EBA information

The ASU is a bargaining representative for ASU members at Cardinia Shire Council. We have members right across Council and are the largest union at the bargaining table. 26/03/2024

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Nominations open for Whitehorse Consultative Committee

Your local ASU delegates play an important role in building and maintaining fair employment conditions and assisting members with individual matters. 25/03/2024

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DHOT Enterprise Agreement (EA) report back meeting

ASU Organiser, Lee Archer will be holding a report back meeting with staff to discuss management’s position following the latest EA negotiation meeting. 25/03/2024

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Barwon Asset Solutions Enterprise Agreement Survey

Bargaining has commenced for the new Barwon Water Agreement, and management has tabled a proposal to combine the BAS Agreement with the Barwon Water Agreement. 25/03/2024

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Ballarat City Council EA Vote NO on 18 March

A friendly reminder that today is the last chance to send a strong message to council management and vote no in the ballot for a new enterprise agreement. 25/03/2024

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City of Whittlesea uniformed worker allowance

As part of the recent EA negotiations, you fought for – and won – a uniformed worker allowance. The deal? If Council requires you to wear a uniform to do your job, then you receive $10 per week. 22/03/2024

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Moira Shire Council ASU Update: VOTE YES

ASU members at Moira Shire Council have secured one of the best pay increases in LG across the state. A massive congratulations to all members is in order. 22/03/2024

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Yarra Ranges SC - enterprise bargaining and the NERR

We’ve got important news about your workplace rights and the bargaining process. Council advised recently that they would be issuing you with a Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR). 21/03/2024

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The Salvation Army - Money Care ASU Meeting

The ASU will be holding a meeting to discuss union membership and current ASU campaigns as well as any other matters arising. 21/03/2024

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VicRoads EA10 Bargaining Update

Bargaining is set to commence for the new Vic Roads Enterprise Agreement. 21/03/2024

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Collingwood Children's Farm ASU Meeting

The ASU will be holding a meeting to discuss union membership and current ASU campaigns as well as any other matters arising. 21/03/2024

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Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water Members Meetings

ASU Assistant Secretary and Organiser Matt Price will be visiting GWM Water next week, to talk to members about your Enterprise Agreement outcome, and any other issues you wish to raise. 20/03/2024

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Zinfra – Your ASU EBA update

Following consultation with members, we are seeking your input into the shape and content of your next enterprise agreement 20/03/2024

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Bargaining update – enterprise agreement bargaining kicks off at Northern Grampians

The ASU Bargaining team met with management today for the first meeting to re-negotiate your enterprise agreement. 20/03/2024

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March LG Delegate Network Meeting: Consultation Tips

Last month we covered bargaining preparation as 2024 bargaining has kicked off – if you missed these slides let us know. 20/03/2024

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ASU delegate election at Ballarat City Council: nomination of Benjamin Vandenberg

On Tuesday 19 March, ASU member Benjamin Vandenberg formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Ballarat City Council. 20/03/2024

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Delegate election outcome: Jackie Moroney at YPRL

The ASU is proud to announce that Jackie Moroney has now been elected as an ASU delegate. 19/03/2024

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Ballarat City Council - remember to Vote NO on 18 March

I am contacting you regarding City of Ballarat’s decision to put the enterprise agreement to a vote of workers. 18/03/2024

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Manningham CC log of claims - ASU members meeting this week

Every ASU member is unique, and every workplace is different, but we stand together across local government to achieve better workplaces. As a member of the Australian Services Union, you will have a real say on your next enterprise agreement. 18/03/2024

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Yarriambiack Shire Council meeting

ASU organiser Billy King will be holding a meeting at Yarriambiack Shire to discuss the recent pay offer tabled as per the enterprise agreement negotiations. 18/03/2024

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BARGAINING UPDATE & Solidarity to Metro workers on strike TODAY

We know Metro have been asking you in the lead up to negotiations to find savings to put forward at the bargaining table. 15/03/2024

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Breaking Management Silence on OHS: Webinar for Delegates & HSRs

We've been listening closely to the concerns ASU Delegates and HSRs have raised about the challenges of having OHS issues heard and acted upon by management. 15/03/2024

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All staff union briefing at Djirra

The ASU would like to invite you to a meeting where we will be discussing union membership and current ASU campaigns as well as any other matters arising. 15/03/2024

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ASU delegate election at Drummond Street Services: nomination of Lou Kerley

On Thursday 14 March 2024 ASU member Lou Kerley formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Drummond Street Services. 15/03/2024

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MVCC workplace survey

Do you work at Incinerator, Djerring or Crown Street? If you do, read on. 15/03/2024

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Devonport City Council ASU member meeting: There is still work to do

This is your agreement though and we need to hear from you. ASU Organiser Kath Milbourne and your ASU Delegates invite you to join this important meeting. 15/03/2024

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Union meetings across Stonnington CC

Every ASU member is unique, and every workplace is different, but we stand together across local government to achieve better workplaces. 15/03/2024

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Tasmanian Election Commitments

The ASU has written to all Tasmanian candidates seeking their support for election priorities that matter to you. 14/03/2024

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Flexible Work Arrangements - ASU tips

Union members fought for and won new improvements in our laws for flexible work arrangement requests. 14/03/2024

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The Orange Door – Occupational Hazards in the workplace

ASU members at an Orange Door recently reported the presence of multiple occupational hazards in their workplace – including unmanageable workloads, especially when on duty rotation, inconsistent supervision and significant psychosocial hazards, such 14/03/2024

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Bass Coast SC meetings re health and safety - Tuesday 26 March

All Bass Coast workers are invited to meet with ASU organisers Colin Houghton, Martin “Macca” McDonald and Clay O’Brien on Tuesday 26 March to continue discussions on workplace issues, upcoming EBA negotiations, and health and safety. 14/03/2024

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CFA District Mechanical Officers endorse settlement

After 12 months of industrial action, ASU members employed as District Mechanical Officers by CFA have endorsed a proposed settlement position. 14/03/2024

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Geelong Council Blitz & EA Survey Link

ASU Delegates and officials hit multiple sites at the City of Greater Geelong last week in preparation for enterprise bargaining starting soon 14/03/2024

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Victory for Direct Care Workers at Moonee Valley City Council

After an arduous struggle spanning a number of years, justice has finally prevailed for our Direct Care Workers at Moonee Valley City Council. 14/03/2024

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International Family Drug Support Day

The ASU, along with our Alcohol and Other Drugs Delegates, participated in the International Family Drug Support Day at Parliament House. 14/03/2024

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ASU to utilise new ‘Same Job-Same Pay’ provisions at VicRoads

Last year the Commonwealth Government passed a number of improvements to the Fair Work Act, including a requirement that agency/labour hire workers receive the same pay as directly employed workers where there is an Enterprise Agreement. 14/03/2024

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Same Job, Same Pay: Closing the labour hire loophole

Labour hire is a big problem in local government. Too many labour hire workers work side-by-side with local government employees, doing the same work but getting less pay. 14/03/2024

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ASU Health and Safety Rep (HSR) Training

ASU HSR training is WorkSafe Approved and guaranteed to boost your skills and motivation plus you get to network with other awesome ASU HSRs. 14/03/2024

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Landmark victory by ASU members in the fight for secure retirement

Thanks to our extensive campaigning, lobbying, media appearances, and gathering thousands of petition signatures — the Federal Government have announced that super will be paid on government-funded paid parental leave. 14/03/2024

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ASU Members For Palestine Group

A group of ASU members meet every second Tuesday to discuss ways they can show support for the people of Palestine. 14/03/2024

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Tasmanian Delegates and HSR’s Conference

This conference will focus on the vital role of skill-building in shaping a powerful and united union, recognising that every member's participation in campaigning and growth is integral to the union's success. 14/03/2024

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Latrobe City Council log of claims member meeting coming up

Every ASU member is unique and every workplace is different, but we stand together across local government to achieve better workplaces. 14/03/2024

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Community Legal Centres MEA – Access Period, Vote, Where to Next?

The access period for the Community Legal Centres Multi-Employer Agreement (MEA) is open. This is your time to consider the employer group’s offer, which does not have ASU sign-off. 13/03/2024

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Devonport CC member solidarity wins improved offer

Your ASU bargaining team met with management today. Council have improved their offer substantially. 13/03/2024

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How can ASU members make Mission Australia the best place to work?

This is your chance to decide the issues the ASU raises in bargaining for our new Mission Australia enterprise agreement! 13/03/2024

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Boroondara City Council delegate election outcome

The ASU is proud to announce that William Kyrou is now been elected as an ASU delegate at Boroondara City Council. 12/03/2024

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UPDATE: Devonport CC meeting to bargain for your pay and conditions

Your ASU bargaining team is meeting with Devonport City Council management tomorrow. 12/03/2024

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Manningham City Council RAS Members Update

Council has notified the ASU of a major change to the RAS team at Council. 8/03/2024

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Important meeting to discuss TasWater Enterprise Agreement Bargaining

TasWater wants to change the scope of your Enterprise Agreements from the 3 General Regional Agreements and 1 Senior Employee Agreement to 3 statewide agreements – 1 which will cover Operational employees, 1 for Mechanical and Electrical employees an 8/03/2024

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MVCC union members – PAID union Q&A about your EA

By next Thursday March 14, we think we’ll have some meaningful updates for you about your EA. 8/03/2024

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VicRoads Agency Staff Update - Same Job Same Pay

ASU representatives have been visiting worksites to discuss the new ‘same job same pay’ provisions. 7/03/2024

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Ballarat City Council Vote NO on 18 March

Although we haven’t reached agreement on your most important claims, Ballarat City Council have decided to put your Agreement out to vote. 7/03/2024

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Bass Coast ASU update on OHS visit

Last Tuesday, ASU officials Colin Houghton (organiser) and Clay O’Brien (OHS project officer) attended sites across council. 5/03/2024

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CFA Members Meetings

ASU Assistant Secretary Leon Wiegard and Organiser Matt Price will be visiting CFA sites in South West Victoria 5/03/2024

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Gannawarra Shire Council ASU Member Meeting and BBQ

ASU organiser Billy King will be holding a meeting and BBQ at Gannawarra Shire, the purpose of the meeting is to catch up, hear any concerns you may have and to say thank you for all your efforts during the floods and storms. 5/03/2024

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Connected Libraries EBA - the vote is on

The Connected Libraries access period is currently open and voting will commence shortly on your enterprise agreement. 4/03/2024

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Corangamite Shire Council Log of claims for member approval

Over the past months members have provided feedback and ideas to inform the log of claims to take to management. The draft log of claims can be found here. 4/03/2024

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City of Greater Geelong - ASU Members Meetings

The ASU is holding paid meetings and visits at workplaces across the City of Greater Geelong to discuss the log of claims for the enterprise agreement. 4/03/2024

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MAX Employment/Solutions EA – ASU meetings

ASU organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding meetings to discuss the upcoming enterprise agreement bargaining for staff at MAX Employment/Solutions. 4/03/2024

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ASU delegate election at YPRL: nomination of Will Broom

On Friday 1 March, ASU member Will Broom formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at YPRL, for Thomastown Branch. 4/03/2024

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Boroondara City Council ASU meetings to endorse the log of claims

Paid meetings to endorse the log of claims are approved by Ashlee Cam, Lead - Business Partner Team People Culture & Development | Chief Executive Office 1/03/2024

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Central Coast Council - Bargaining for your pay and conditions

We are getting ready to negotiate a new enterprise agreement for Central Coast Council. 1/03/2024

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Yarra Plenty Regional Library delegate election outcome

The ASU is proud to announce that Cecil Lowi-Genn and Lynne Siejka have now been elected as ASU delegates. 1/03/2024

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Berry St: Is there a hole in the bucket?

The ASU is aware of the recent email from acting CEO Jenny McNaughton regarding Berry St’s financial situation. 1/03/2024

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Almost done. Draft of the Moira Shire Council EBA

The final bargaining meeting was held on 8 February 2024 and a draft of the Moira Shire Council Enterprise Agreement 2023-2026 (Draft EBA) incorporating the changes has been provided by Council. 29/02/2024

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ASU visits to City of Port Phillip

We want to know what matters to you and continue to build on union power in your workplace so we can together tackle the day to day industrial and health and safety issues you are facing. 29/02/2024

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ASU delegate election at Boroondara: nomination of William Kyrou

On February 29, 2024 ASU member William Kyrou formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Boroondara City Council. 29/02/2024

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MVCC workplace delegate election outcome

The ASU is proud to announce that Libby Hill has now been elected as an ASU delegate. 28/02/2024

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EGSC: log of claims member meeting coming up

Every ASU member is unique, and every workplace is different, but we stand together across local government to achieve better workplaces. 28/02/2024

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ASU concerns: occupational health and safety at Monash City Council

On Monday February 26 the ASU visited the Monash City Council depot at 380 Ferntree Gully Road, Notting Hill, to request documentation regarding several OHS concerns raised with industrial organisers. 28/02/2024

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Do you work in Regional Assessment Services? We need to hear from you

Regional Assessment Services (RAS) is undergoing significant reforms with the new Single Assessment model due to roll out this year. 28/02/2024

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Shepparton City Council Members Meetings

Paid meetings to endorse the log of claims will be held as set out below and are approved by Karen Liversidge, Manager, People and Culture. 28/02/2024

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City of Hobart EA – ASU Meetings

ASU Organiser Karen Tantari will be holding additional meetings, to discuss the upcoming Enterprise Agreement bargaining 28/02/2024

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ASU organiser David Frappa will be onsite at City of Greater Geelong

ASU organiser David Frappa will be available to meet with CoGG members this Thursday. 27/02/2024

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Make 2024 the Year of Mentally Healthy Workplaces

Join us for our first OHS webinar of the year: Mental Hazards at Work. 27/02/2024

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Glen Eira, Whitehorse, Knox - ASU Organiser Update

We are pleased to share the details of your new ASU Organiser, Jonathan Smallbone. Jonathan is an experienced Organiser who has worked at the ASU for over 20 years. 27/02/2024

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Glenelg Shire Council ASU Log of Claims Meeting

This year is a bargaining year for Glenelg Shire Council. The current enterprise agreement expires in the middle of the year and the ASU will be bargaining for a new EA to set your wages and conditions. 27/02/2024

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Frankston ASU Organiser Update

We are pleased to share the details of your new ASU Organiser, Jacqui Ferreira. 27/02/2024

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East Gippsland Shire Council Log of Claims Survey

Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement will be commencing shortly. As an ASU member, you are automatically represented by the ASU in this process. 27/02/2024

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Darebin City Council EA Vote

We know this offer doesn’t deliver everything members were after in this round of bargaining. Together members fought for a fairer outcome that protects key conditions and delivers better pay. 23/02/2024

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ASU organiser update

We are pleased to share the details of your new ASU organiser, Sean McCourt. Sean is an experienced organiser who has worked at the ASU for over 10 years. 23/02/2024

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Manningham City Council bargaining survey

Manningham City Council’s enterprise bargaining agreement sets out the wages and conditions you work under. Negotiations will commence shortly with the first meeting kicking off next week to set the schedule for the bargaining process. 23/02/2024

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Shepparton City Council Log of Claims Members Meetings

Paid meetings to endorse the log of claims will be held as set out below and are approved by Karen Liversidge, Manager, People and Culture. 22/02/2024

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CFA - Proposed Settlement on DMO/TO EA

The CFA and Unions met for facilitated discussions with former Fair Work Commissioner Julius Roe on Friday. 22/02/2024

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City of Port Phillip abandons aged care

Last night, the majority of City of Port Phillip councillors voted to exit the delivery of council run aged care services, perhaps the most valued and longstanding service provision provided to the Port Phillip community. 22/02/2024

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Let’s hear what you’d like to improve at YPRL

The YPRL Consultative Committee is getting ready for its first meeting of 2024. Some of your coworkers have already raised some great ideas via our Consultative Committee input survey. 21/02/2024

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Maroondah City Council Draft Workplace Policies: Your Feedback Matters

Maroondah has provided some draft policies to the Maroondah Consultative Committee, and it's important for you to have a say in shaping them. 21/02/2024

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February LG Delegate Network Meeting: Tips on Starting to Bargain

We hope you’ve had a great start to 2024 and are staying safe in many of the wild weather events going on, or expected, in parts of both our great states. 21/02/2024

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Barwon Water ASU Members Meetings

ASU Organiser Matt Price and Assistant Secretary Leon Wiegard will be holding members meetings next week to discuss your Enterprise Agreement 20/02/2024

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Bass Coast Shire Council ASU Member Meetings

As a result of communications between the ASU and management on your behalf regarding small mobile plant seating arrangements, there have been improvements made and control measures put in place. 20/02/2024

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VicRoads Members Meetings – EA10 – Have Your Say

You are encouraged to attend a members' meeting in your workplace to discuss your ideas about what you want in the new Agreement. 20/02/2024

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International Women's Day & New Women's Network

Join other ASU members for a whole day of practical tips and sharing experiences, on Thursday 7 March tackling topics from sexual harassment and non-disclosure agreement campaigning, reproductive rights, gendered roles at work and retirement income e 19/02/2024

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ASU delegate election at YPRL: nomination of Cecil Lowi-Genn

On Monday 19 February, ASU member Cecil Lowi-Genn formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at YPRL, for Ivanhoe Branch. 19/02/2024

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Boroondara City Council EBA Survey and Meetings

We want to know what matters to you and what you want in your next enterprise agreement. We encourage you to complete this important which will also guide us to what are the important issues at your workplace 19/02/2024

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ASU delegate election at MVCC: nomination of Libby Hill

On 19 February 2024, ASU member Libby Hill formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at MVCC, for our members in libraries. 19/02/2024

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Northern Midlands Council ASU visit

ASU organisers Jess Cassidy and Troy Baker will be visiting Northern Midlands Council to touch base with members and non-members. 19/02/2024

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City of Port Phillip councillors to vote on future of Aged Care this week

Councillors will meet on Wednesday night at a council meeting to vote on the council's future in the delivery of its one of its most valued and longstanding service provision to its community, aged care. 19/02/2024

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City of Whittlesea Community Wellbeing review – all a bit quick?

If you work in Community Wellbeing, how are you feeling about the recent consultation? 19/02/2024

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Dorset Council members: ASU visit

ASU organiser Jess Cassidy will be visiting Dorset Council to touch base with members and non-members. 19/02/2024

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Meander Valley Council ASU visit

ASU organiser Jess Cassidy, along with Labor candidate for Lyons, Ben Dudman will be visiting Meander Valley Council to touch base with members and non-members. 19/02/2024

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MVCC’s Enterprise Agreement updates – too good to be true?

This week, management emailed you about your enterprise agreement negotiations. 16/02/2024

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West Tamar Council ASU meetings: your pay and conditions

Cardinia Shire Council paid meetings to endorse the log of claims will be held as set out below and are approved by Melissa Humphrey. 16/02/2024

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ASU Vic/Tas Tasmanian Delegates Conference – EOI now open

It’s time to express your interest in attending the ASU Vic/Tas Tasmanian Delegates Conference on 26 & 27 March at the Aspect Tamar Valley Grindelwald. 16/02/2024

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Cardinia Shire Council Log of Claims Members Meetings

Cardinia Shire Council paid meetings to endorse the log of claims will be held as set out below and are approved by Melissa Humphrey. 16/02/2024

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Mission Australia enterprise agreement negotiations set to commence

Negotiation for the Mission Australia enterprise agreement is set to commence. 16/02/2024

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Register to attend community consultation on tougher OHS sentencing

There is nothing more important than our health, and no workplace issue more important than safety; every worker deserves a safe workplace. 16/02/2024

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Nillumbik Shire Council Log of Claims Meetings

Your ASU delegates and ASU organiser will be holding meetings to formulate your log of claims for the upcoming bargaining period of your enterprise agreement 15/02/2024

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Thorne Harbour ASU Meeting

Your ASU delegates and organiser have organised a drop-in hybrid session next week online and in-person. 15/02/2024

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TasWater Enterprise Agreement

TasWater has advised the ASU today that employees will be provided today with a Notice of Employee Representation Rights (NERR) to initiate the Enterprise Agreement (EA) bargaining process. 15/02/2024

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ASU Water Delegates Network Meeting

ASU representatives have been in ongoing discussions with the Victorian Government about Multi-Employer Bargaining in the Water Industry. 15/02/2024

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City of Hobart EA – Have your say on the ASU log of claims

Bargaining is about to commence for your new enterprise agreement at City of Hobart. The new agreement will also cover DKHAC and TTIC employees. 15/02/2024

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ASU Log of Claims at Uniting AgeWell

Thank you for contributing to the Better Pay and Conditions Survey and attending workplace meetings to contribute to drafting the ASU log of claims for enterprise bargaining. 15/02/2024

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Delegate Election at Hepburn Shire Council: Nomination of Melanie Nisbet

On Thursday 15 February, ASU member Melanie Nisbet formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Hepburn Shire Council. 15/02/2024

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Your ASU Organisers are visiting Yarra Ranges sites next week

These will be drop-in sessions (not formal meetings) and members are welcome to come and ask any questions or discuss upcoming bargaining. 15/02/2024

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Your workplace rights on days of wild weather

The ASU is thinking of members caught up in yesterday’s weather including fire and storms. We know members were involved in emergency response and will continue to support local communities in the days to come. 14/02/2024

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VicRoads Members Meetings – EA10 – Have Your Say

VicRoads EA9 expires later this year, and bargaining is set to kick off soon for a new Agreement. 13/02/2024

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Cultura Proposed EA and Employee Vote

ASU members have met both online and face-to-face and decided to reject the proposed EA and encourage everyone to VOTE NO. 12/02/2024

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Mitchell Shire Council - Your log of claims to be presented to management

Your enterprise agreement expires this year, and the ASU is negotiating a new agreement to ensure your wages keep pace with the cost of living and we continue to improve workplace conditions at Mitchell. 12/02/2024

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Nillumbik Shire Council upcoming member meetings and your delegates

Nillumbik Shire Council have sent their notice of intent to start bargaining negotiations for your new Enterprise Agreement. 12/02/2024

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Glenelg Shire Council - Make your voice heard

The Glenelg Shire Council enterprise agreement expires this year. The enterprise agreement sets the wages and conditions of your employment and is re-negotiated every few years with staff. 12/02/2024

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Submission on workplace drug testing in Victoria

This submission supports workplace drug testing being undertaken in an OH&S Framework. 9/02/2024

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Submission on Victorian State Budget 2024-2025

This submission of the 2025 Victorian State Budget highlights the opportunities of extending existing government policy to more workers and investing in three workers who deliver services valued by the Victorian community. 8/02/2024

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Boroondara City Council ASU Enterprise Bargaining is commencing

The ASU officials and delegates are committed to bargaining for better conditions for your workplace. The ASU bargains across your industry. We want your voice to be strong during negotiations. 8/02/2024

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Local Heroes Awards return for third year

We’re pleased to announce the return of the Vision Super Local Heroes Awards for 2024, in partnership with the Australian Services Union. 1/02/2024

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Moira Shire EBA win

ASU members have Moira Shire Council have recently won the best pay outcome in Victoria! 1/02/2024

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Flexible Working Arrangement win

Wayne, a dedicated member of the Australian Services Union (ASU) employed at the City of Melbourne, has become one of the first to benefit from recent legislation changes regarding Flexible Working Arrangements. 1/02/2024

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A message from Lisa Darmanin, Branch Secretary – February 2024

The ASU has made a flying start to the year, with members at Moira Shire Council winning an in-principle agreement from their employer to provide what is LG Victoria’s best pay increase offer. 31/01/2024

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Save the Date: International (Working) Women’s Day at the ASU

This year we rally for IWD at 5:30 pm Thursday 7 March! 31/01/2024

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Climate Action Survey

It’s time to face a hard truth. Climate change is not just knocking at our door; it’s barging in. 31/01/2024

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Delegate Profile – Georgie Dimitriou

I’m Georgie Dimitriou and I’m an ASU delegate in Benalla, in the North East Regional Region of VicRoads. 31/01/2024

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Delegate Profile – Is Hay

Is Hay is an ASU delegate at VMIAC. Since being elected as delegate in November 2023, union membership at VMIAC has grown by 60%. 31/01/2024

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Community Services Back Pay Win – The ASU is by your side

The Australian Services Union (ASU) has won hundreds of thousands of dollars in back pay for sleepover staff at a community sector employer. 31/01/2024

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Local Government Delegates Network Meetings: Save the Date 2024

The ASU appreciates the huge collective effort of delegates across the local government sector to make your industry and workplaces better over the last 12 months – well done 30/01/2024

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2024 Public Holidays & Annual Leave

A guide to your 2024 Public Holidays & Annual Leave 8/01/2024

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Strengthening Victoria’s laws against hate speech and hate conduct – Stage 1

This submission details the ASU’s strong position in favour of strengthening Victoria’s laws against hate speech and gate conduct. 11/09/2023

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Delegate Profile – Darren Cunningham

After starting my career in sports development, I joined Melton Council in 2005. 31/08/2023

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Exclusive Budget Update for ASU members

The 2023-24 Federal Budget has just been announced. So, what does it all mean for you? 10/05/2023