INDUSTRIES

Local Authorities
The Local Authorities Sector of the Union represents Local Government workers in Victoria and Tasmania.  We are active in local government across both states, helping the people who provide services which the community relies on every day.

We work at a local level to improve your voice in the workplace and improve your pay, conditions and entitlements.  Strong local voices in the workplace helps us deliver better results locally.

Our growing and diverse membership helps us be stronger advocates for local government as a whole, arguing for investment, support and recognition of the tier of government which impacts the lives of our community in meaningful, practical ways.

Contact us now to join or get in touch with members near you.

 

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SACS
The ASU represents workers in the ‘not for profit’ community sector.

Our members are united in their commitment to provide services that address disadvantage in our community.

We work across housing and tenancy, youth, child and family services, community and mental health, advocacy, community legal centres, neighbourhood houses and community centres, ethnic communities, crisis support, women’s specific services, indigenous services, job networks, home and community care, working for many different agencies in many different programs, with many different job titles.

There are around 4,000 community service businesses registered, and a significant number of these employ less than five people. Our members have proven that by uniting, we can achieve the best pay and conditions possible, including the land mark equal pay case which is currently being implemented and saw pay rises of 23-47% over eight years (2012-2020) for community services workers.

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SACS News

Energy
The Australian Services Union is Australia’s largest Union in the energy/electricity industry.

ASU members are generally the non-trade qualified workers in the energy industry.  We work in thermal power stations, isolated hydro stations, next generation facilities, electricity transmission systems and the distribution/retail industry.

This has allowed us to represent members and gain significant benefits. Today across Tasmania and Victoria there are over 40 major employers in the industry. ASU members work with every employer and we have negotiated enterprise agreements with each of them.

Contact us now to get in touch with members on the ground or to join.

 

Energy News

Infrastructure
Infrastructure is the ASU division which covers workers providing services in the following industries:

  • Information Techhnology
  • Transport
  • Shipping & Travel
  • Airlines (Tas only)
  • Clerical & Administration (Tas only)

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

The ASU covers a range of workers employed in IT. From IT professionals to system analysts and digitised equipment maintenance workers chances are that they are eligible for membership of the ASU. Typically the ASU’s IT members are found in employers such as Fuji and Xerox, Canon and IBM through to employees in small two-person operations.

 

TRANSPORT

Workers eligible to join the ASU in the transport industry include employees working in administration, professional, managerial, operational or supervisory functions and those who provide technical advice or work in customer relations.

 

SHIPPING AND TRAVEL

The majority of employees working in the travel or shipping industries in clerical, administrative, marketing, sales or management roles are eligible to join the ASU. Chances are if someone is working in the travel or shipping industries in a clerical, administrative, marketing, sales or management role they’re eligible to join the ASU.

 

AIRLINES

The ASU is the biggest Australian union covering airline industry workers. Our Branch of the ASU covers Tasmanian members who work for Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Blue, Regional Express, Eastern Australia Airlines, Sunstate Airlines, Singapore Airlines, United Airlines, Malaysia Airlines and other overseas airlines, as well as contractors in the industry like Menzies Aviation Services or airfreight companies like Australian Air Express.

 

Infrastructure News

Clerical and Administration
Employees engaged in white-collar office and customer service worker in private industry are eligible to join the ASU. Just about anyone doing “office work” in the private sector is eligible to join. Our members are call-centre agents, customer service reps, administrators, clerks, social workers among other roles and responsibilities. Please note that only Tasmanian based private sector workers are eligible to join the ASU Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services branch.

 

Clerical and Administration News

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ASUVicTas

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6 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Members Win!

After taking industrial action (hampered by members of a non-union association), ASU members at Moorabool Shire Council got a better deal for workers in the next enterprise agreement.

They saw off an attack on their workplace conditions and even made some real improvements to workers rights at Moorabool. On top of that, a pay rise that will make the biggest difference to the lowest-paid workers at council.

Congratulations to ASU members who took action and attended meetings that set the direction of our bargaining.

And a huge thank you to each of our delegates at Moorabool – they are the best of our union.
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ASU Members Win!
After taking industrial action (hampered by members of a non-union association), ASU members at Moorabool Shire Council got a better deal for workers in the next enterprise agreement.
They saw off an attack on their workplace conditions and even made some real improvements to workers rights at Moorabool.  On top of that, a pay rise that will make the biggest difference to the lowest-paid workers at council.  
Congratulations to ASU members who took action and attended meetings that set the direction of our bargaining.
And a huge thank you to each of our delegates at Moorabool – they are the best of our union.

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Well done to our ASU members and shame on the members of the non union association for hampering our members' outstanding efforts

#solidarity we all stand on your shoulders now as we stand up for a better life in every city & shire 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Hardly a good outcome when many at Council would be taking a pay cut each year when you take into account inflation. Too many are left behind, certainly has not benefited the entire membership.

Fantastic work, well done to the members of the ASU in Moorabool! 👏 👊

ASU - Australian Services UNION 💪💪 In UNITY

Great outcome. Congratulations to the workers in Moorabool

Absolutely fantastic, dare to struggle, dare to win Congratulations to everyone involved and a massive congratulations to ASU members and delegates

How great to hear!! Amazing job!

Congratulations, Comrades. This shows why unions are essential!

👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 We’ll done guys!! Councils will take advantage if they can…

Congrats comrades 😊

You mean the other association that is a union who also supported the your members? Not very professional of ASU to bad mouth other unions just because ex members went to them when you weren't supporting them.

Woo hoo! Well done ASUVicTas members. ✊

Great stuff

Love my union!!

Great outcome, sends a warning shot to other Councils that they can't offer below 2% ✊

Amazing work! Great to show those scabs what workers can achieve when they're not licking boots

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7 days ago
ASUVicTas

Appreciate the gratitude, our members in parks and gardens have worked through every wave of the pandemic to make sure footy ovals are up to scratch.

Being in the ASU is like always having a team mate ready to lay out a full wingspan shepherd. Join here: bit.ly/2UwkwOW
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