ASU latest news
- Let’s Wrap Up 2023 Together – ASU HSR Local Government Network MeetingNovember 28, 2023
- ASU Hobson’s Bay City Council: members’ update November 2023 November 16, 2023
- Unionists are active bystanders – Webinar 21 November November 14, 2023
- Statement on violence across Israel and PalestineNovember 13, 2023
- Join us: final Climate Action Network meeting of the yearNovember 6, 2023
Another good reason we need crossbench senators to pass the Closing the Loopholes legislation - it will help make workplaces safer for women.
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Yesterday the Legislative Council referred the Labor Government's terrible WorkCover bill to a committee for an inquiry.
The ASU strongly opposes workers losing any protections that are part of the WorkCover scheme and we support the inquiry.
The Labor Government shouldn't deprive workers who have been injured at work of support through WorkCover, no matter what sort of injury they have suffered at work. ... See MoreSee Less
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Well if the unions had stood up to protect people from the jab maybe workcover premiums wouldn't be going up. With the jab injuries claims.
How is it that the government that unions campaign to get elected every four years, keeps getting away with screwing over workers?
Presets the legislation to before the Leigh Hubbard years - were the unions blindsided by this bill as every worker in every field will be effected adversely ?
I am a victim of this corrupt system. Hurt myself at work, 2018. Injury got accepted as musculoskeletal to my chest wall by the medical panel. Told to stay home by insurance company and they said they would look after me. But the insurance company wrote that I had a back muscle strain. Which I think is different. Was covered for 140 weeks. ( Back muscle strain). Now on Centrelink payments DSP. I have asked to change the writing of my injury but they will not. As I think if they did I would have a case. Sent letter to Minister of work safe/cover. Response was we seen your letter and if they find it appropriate they will ring me. I doubt they will. I will visit him soon. BTW I am still in pain when I do to much lifting.
After months of industrial action, local media is still reporting on the action taken by ASU members at the City of Whittlesea!
You can read full story here: ncreview.com.au/2023/11/28/city-of-whittlesea-workers-reach-pay-deal/
Members ran a no vote campaign, and can be proud to have stood their ground.
Benefits of the new Agreement include:
One of the highest pay rises in local government in Victoria – four per cent in year one
Backpay to July 1, 2023;
$350 in pocket immediately;
15 week’s primary parents’ leave;
Five weeks of secondary parents’ leave;
Better casual conversion and casual salary progression;
Better protections around working in adverse weather.
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Well done to Delegates and all ASU staff involved.
Fantastic outcomes! Well done to ASU members, delegates and ASU staff!
Great work to delegates and ASU Org
✊️✊️ well done everyone
4% great . should be the norm min 4 % ...annually for all staff
I’m a delegate at city of Whittlesea’s and l like to say Georgia our ASU organiser did one hell of a fight, she’s a little ruthless brutal negotiator, l just sat back and enjoyed the show, Sean McCourt you and Rod Undy have established a good EBA & LAWA in the past, at the same time we had Di Smith in their running the show😂😂😂