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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24 hours ago

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Winners are grinners: Moonee Valley Depot victory! Unanimous resolution from ASU members meeting this morning, unanimous support from Councillors tonight to cease ill-conceived process to relocate depot.
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Winners are grinners: Moonee Valley Depot victory! Unanimous resolution from ASU members meeting this morning, unanimous support from Councillors tonight to cease ill-conceived process to relocate depot.
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Awesome work Luke Cherry, Delegates, Members and staff that have helped Team ASU strength in numbers and actions

Fantastic news. Great work EVERYONE involved.

Thank you ASU Team and delegates.

Great news, well done!

Great work delegates and members fantastic ASU team work.

Well done!!!! Awesome result! 👏👏👏

Great outcome, well done!

Steven Lambert will not sleep well tonight go ASU

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Good result for members and well done by a very passsionate delegate 👍

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1 day ago

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ASU members are back at Hobson’s Bay CC tonight to save home care services from being privatised. Bad for our elderly, the community and workers. ... See MoreSee Less

ASU members are back at Hobson’s Bay CC tonight to save home care services from being privatised. Bad for our elderly, the community and workers.

2 days ago

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ASU out in force this morning at stations across Victoria!#puttheliberalslast #unionpower #changetherules ... See MoreSee Less

ASU out in force this morning at stations across Victoria!#puttheliberalslast #unionpower #changetherules

 

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Huge effort all.... Well done ASU and team....united and strong team... Solidarity comrades....

Strong, united and fighting for justice!!