Members of our union in different industries and states are taking a stand on their employment conditions. And they all have our support and respect.
ASU members at Launch Housing, a large and growing a large growing housing and homelessness service, have just voted to take protected industrial action. They’ll soon be taking action that can range from badge-wearing to periods of stop work
At Geelong Regional Libraries, members have held a second stop-work while pushing for pay-parity with library workers in Melbourne and safer workplaces.
Industrial action started at TasWater last week. And industrial action is looking very likely at other workplaces.
Any decision by ASU members to take industrial action is never easy – but taking action leads to better pay and conditions.
After taking industrial action, including a stop-work, workers at Moorabool Shire get a better offer that provided a decent pay rise for the lowest-paid workers and improved conditions.
And at Derwent Valley Council in Tasmania, even the prospect of industrial action has got an improved offer from management.
Our union is always ready to negotiate with employers. But when concerns with worker’s safety are pushed aside, pay offers from management will see workers worse off, or hard-won conditions are under threat, we will stand together and take action.