ASU CAMPAIGNS

The ASU campaigns to improve the lives of their members at work, and the Australia they live in. Just some of the campaigns we are running at the moment are listed below.  Get involved and help make a difference.

FUND THE GAP. MENTAL HEALTH MATTERS!

What We’re Doing

As the NDIS rolls out, the Victorian State Government is removing funding to state mental health services.

This will have a dramatic and devastating impact on the mental health sector. Despite the continuous meetings with the Victorian Government where members have had an opportunity to detail the massive issues and shortfalls of the NDIS for the workforce, the State is yet to act.

1300 Jobs that will be lost in Victoria and services will disappear for 90,000 Victorians.

The ASU is calling on the Andrews’ Government to immediately re-fund state-based Community Mental Health services!

Help us save community mental health in Victoria.

What can you do?

Visit www.fundthegap.org.au to sign-up to become a campaign supporter and add your voice.

News

16 August 2018
A campaign rally was held at the office of the Minister for Mental Health, Martin Foley, attended by more than 100 members.  Next steps – we will be taking it to parliament if we don’t get what we demand.

14 June 2018
Mental Health Victoria released their report “Saving Money, Saving Lives”. The ASU participated in developing this report and it details the scope of the challenges facing Victoria’s mental health services and the people they support, as well as the economic, equity and humanitarian arguments for immediate investment in community mental health: read the media coverage here.

15 June 2018
ASU members Matt Bailey, Josie Tremain and Gene Rhodes, along with ASU branch co-ordinator Leon Wiegard and Organiser John Owen met with Greens MP’s Lidia Thorpe and Samantha Ratnam to talk about the campaign. Lidia is the Greens mental health spokesperson and Samantha is the leader of the Victorian Greens.

CHANGE THE RULES

Australian Unions are campaigning to change the rules so that working people have more secure jobs and better pay.

Right now, big business has too much power.  A third of them aren’t paying any tax.

Too many big businesses are in a race to the bottom on wages and job security.

As a result, 40% of Australians are in insecure work and wages have flat-lined.

We need a wage rise and secure work. We need to change the rules to give all working people the basic rights they need to improve their living standards.

Get involved with the campaign here.

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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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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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6 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.

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