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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.

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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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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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4 days ago

ASUVicTas

ASU community sector and local government members met yesterday about the North Melb/Flemington public housing hard lockdown. Concerns raised included the very heavy police presence and impact on residents, vs a health and social service response, and lack of communication with the ASU about the rushed plan. PPE, cleaning protocols and OHS concerns for workers and residents at the impacted estates, and across all high-density public housing were discussed. Meeting motion below has all the details.

Next members’ meeting - 1:00 pm Thursday 9 July
Register here, for link to the meeting: bit.ly/2BCvadQ
More info: www.asuvictas.com.au/public-housing-lockdown-update/

Members involved in the response, please get in touch with any queries about OHS or your rights. Solidarity with all the residents!
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ASU community sector and local government members met yesterday about the North Melb/Flemington public housing hard lockdown. Concerns raised included the very heavy police presence and impact on residents, vs a health and social service response, and lack of communication with the ASU about the rushed plan. PPE, cleaning protocols and OHS concerns for workers and residents at the impacted estates, and across all high-density public housing were discussed. Meeting motion below has all the details.
Next members’ meeting - 1:00 pm Thursday 9 July
Register here, for link to the meeting: https://bit.ly/2BCvadQ
More info: www.asuvictas.com.au/public-housing-lockdown-update/
Members involved in the response, please get in touch with any queries about OHS or your rights. Solidarity with all the residents!

 

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Great work ASU members!

Please consider a list of vital numbers including Lifeline Kids Helpline Family Violence Hotline Drug and Alcohol support. Online options also. With all the concerns for mental health it is urgent that residents have easy access. People may feel so isolated and alone they feel there is no one they can talk to. Hence dome cards or a list would be so helpful. Can these be delivered to every unit in the 9 towers in with bags of food.

#ASUProud

I love this. I'm not working in the sector currently but was a previous member for years. I can't express how relieved i am by this statement..... I live close to the Flemington estate and also lived around the area as a kid. It's been really distressing to see VTHC refusing to speak out on the barbarity of how this is being managed, and acting like charity is the only role for them. Thank you soooo much to all the workers and ASU organisers who put this together 💕💕💕💕

A very fair and understandable list of demands! Great work ASU members!

It's a poorly executed lock up. When all this is over the government needs to demolish those towers and build nicer accomodation.

Philip

#ASUproud

I love this

✊🏼✊🏼✊🏼

Jasmine Ali Olivia Nigro Lucy Honan

I don’t feel it’s a problem, police are there in a peaceful capacity.

Good to see ASU onto this. Thanks x

#ASUProud

Thx for sharing

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6 days ago

ASUVicTas

📣📣Urgent Meeting: ASU community sector members to raise concerns about the hard lockdown of public housing in Flemington & North Melbourne. Local Gov members working in this area please join and share! 📣📣

10:30 Monday 6 July
Register at link below, meeting link will be forwarded: us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAvdOivrj4oGdGHM5Z9vlRpw6zsXbTCqdaS

There will be many residents urgently requiring community services during the lockdown period and ASU community sector workers will provide many of these services. It’s vital that you are able to do your work as safely as possible and free from risk in a potentially volatile situation.

The ASU wants to hear from you on any concerns held and that safety measures are in place!

More info at: www.asuvictas.com.au/urgent-covid-19-public-housing-lockdown-members-meeting/
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