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

Water
The ASU has been part of the Australian water industry since branches of the Union first covered membership in local government and State authorities around 100 years ago. The Union has seen many changes over this time and it is no different today.

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Water 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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9 hours ago

ASUVicTas

Libby Jamieson is a Crisis Champion. She's a long term member of the ASU who has campaigned for workers rights and vulnerable community members most of her working life.

Libby heads-up a counselling team at Switchboard who have been working extra hard to support members of the LGBTIQ+ community through the pandemic.

Well respected across the SACS industry, Libby was voted onto the ASU Branch Executive in 2018. Libby represents the SACS industry and works tirelessly to support and grow this crucial part of the ASU.

Big thanks to Libby for all the work she does for working people, the LGBTIQ+ community, and for our union.
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Libby Jamieson is a Crisis Champion. Shes a long term member of the ASU who has campaigned for workers rights and vulnerable community members most of her working life.
Libby heads-up a counselling team at Switchboard who have been working extra hard to support members of the  LGBTIQ+ community through the pandemic.
Well respected across the SACS industry, Libby was voted onto the ASU Branch Executive in 2018. Libby represents the SACS industry and works tirelessly to support and grow this crucial part of the ASU.
Big thanks to Libby for all the work she does for working people, the LGBTIQ+ community, and for our union.

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Yay Libby! Thanks for all the work you do for the members... 🙏

Love your work, Libby! ❤️❤️❤️

Go Libby!

Angela Jamieson

Libby Jamieson

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1 day ago

ASUVicTas

There’s never any excuse for wage theft.The ASU, together with the TWU and FAAA took Qantas to court as they are incorrectly applying JobKeeper and delaying the payment of shift penalties and overtime.

That didn’t fly with us or our members. The Federal Court has just handed down their decision and we won! We are now calling for Qantas to accept the court’s decision and back-pay all underpaid employees. There is never any excuse for wage theft.
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There’s never any excuse for wage theft.

1 day ago

ASUVicTas

The need to repair and maintain vital infrastructure never stops, and neither do members of the ASU.

Like members of our union right across Victoria and Tasmania, Ben and Jake at Ballarat City Council have been out doing vital repairs while keeping safe.

Ben works on keeping footpaths and drains up to scratch and Jake, who usually works in road maintenance, was giving him a hand.

Thank you them and to everyone else who is out keeping our footpaths, roads and drains safe and operational.
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The need to repair and maintain vital infrastructure never stops, and neither do members of the ASU. 
Like members of our union right across Victoria and Tasmania, Ben and Jake at Ballarat City Council have been out doing vital repairs while keeping safe. 
Ben works on keeping footpaths and drains up to scratch and Jake, who usually works in road maintenance, was giving him a hand. 
Thank you them and to everyone else who is out keeping our footpaths, roads and drains safe and operational.

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Thanks for your work Ben and Jake!

Well done ASU members at Ballarat! 👏👏👏