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.

 

Local Authority News

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.

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

 

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)

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

 

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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3 days ago
ASUVicTas

It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year!

www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
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It’s been a massive bargaining year across local government - heading into next year we’ll be supporting members to keep up the good fight! Here’s Kingston city council delegates meeting in person! Getting prepared for the EA negotiations next year! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

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Go Shana 💪🏽♥️💪🏽

4 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.

We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank.

Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isn't over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win!
www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
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ASU Delegates June and Jeff at Brimbank City Council met with members on zoom and in person this week to discuss bargaining progress.
We are working hard to improve the Agreement, and we are excited to have won a new clause for working from home arrangements. The ASU, ANMF Vic Branch & Professionals Australia are working together to improve working life for all bands and classifications at Brimbank. 
Pay rises are still being negotiated, so the work isnt over yet. If you work at Brimbank City join today and be part of the win! 
https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
5 days ago
ASUVicTas

ASU Win!

ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic. In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate. Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.

This is just not fair.

The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.

Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.

Full details of the procedure here - www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf
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ASU Win!
ASU community sector members have been providing vital services to Victorians as we continue to experience the COVID-19 pandemic.  In many instances this has meant that they have been potentially exposed to COVID-19 and have been required to isolate.  Most employers have required community sector workers to take their own personal or annual leave to isolate.
This is just not fair.
The ASU have pushed the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing to fix this issue, and they have now implemented an isolation leave procedure that means community sector workers required to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work are not required to use their own leave.
Going forward, if you are told to isolate due to a potential COVID-19 exposure at work please get in touch with the ASU member contact centre at info@asuvictas.com.au or with your ASU organiser and we can raise the matter with DFH who in turn will raise it with your employer.
Full details of the procedure here - https://www.asuvictas.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/Furlough-due-to-employment-related-circumstance-.pdf

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It is still ridiculous that you need to use your own personal leave if the close contact occurs outside of work.

What about if you get covid? Long covid?

Great but I'm confused - is this just for employees of the Dept ??