Every week of the year, we see members of our union get a better deal because they were united and stood together.
We can see it right now where ASU members are striking for a fair pay rise and improved working conditions at Moreland City Council.
We have also seen it at the City of Launceston, where ASU members saw off an unacceptable enterprise agreement proposed by management by being united and campaigning amongst their workmates.
And in the Victorian community sector, after years of lobbying, the Victorian Government has committed to a Fair Jobs Code for the community sector. We expect a Fair Jobs Code to make a big difference in the working lives of ASU members.
Every time wages or conditions are improved at one workplace. It sets a new bar in the industry for what workers expect.
One of the great strengths of the ASU is harnessing the power of our members to ratchet up wages and conditions in other workplaces.
Our successes over recent years are leading to better wages and conditions now, and our more recent achievements will flow through our industries in the coming years.
This is only possible because the ASU is a united, member-run, and solely focused on the interests of members.