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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1 day ago

ASUVicTas

Sophia works with young people in the corrections and youth justice systems at Jesuit Social Services.

Sophia's message is pretty simple, "as an ASU member for the past 14 years I am proud to be union and proud to wear the mask. Stay safe!"

If you work in social and community services like Sophia, we've got sector-specific Covid-19 information here www.asuvictas.com.au/covid-19/community-sector/

And if you aren't yet a member of the Australian Services Union, you can join here www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
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Sophia works with young people in the corrections and youth justice systems at Jesuit Social Services.
Sophias message is pretty simple, as an ASU member for the past 14 years I am proud to be union and proud to wear the mask. Stay safe!
If you work in social and community services like Sophia, weve got sector-specific Covid-19 information here www.asuvictas.com.au/covid-19/community-sector/
And if you arent yet a member of the Australian Services Union, you can join here https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin

Comment on Facebook Sophia works with ...

I love one these mask

Thank you Sophia 👏👏👏

Thanks Sophia

2 days ago

ASUVicTas

Unbelievably, City of Casey has stood-down more School Crossing Supervisors than there are people in this photo.

250 of the lowest-paid workers at Council, stood-down without pay

And the worst part? The Victorian Government gives Casey money for these worker's wages, and that money hasn't been cut.

So Casey is profiting at the expense of 250 of its lowest-paid employees
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Unbelievably, City of Casey has stood-down more School Crossing Supervisors than there are people in this photo.
250 of the lowest-paid workers at Council, stood-down without pay
And the worst part? The Victorian Government gives Casey money for these workers wages, and that money hasnt been cut.
So Casey is profiting at the expense of 250 of its lowest-paid employees

Comment on Facebook Unbelievably, City ...

Point is it’s not an ‘industry’ it’s a council service in which the wages have already been budgeted for. Jobseeker or council wages it’s all taxpayers money in the end ! What will the City of Casey spend those staffs budgeted wages on now ? We as taxpayers and ratepayers have a right to know !

Sack the council , the crossing supervisors are there to keep our children safe . The council is on the wrong path.

Surprising, I thought they only just finished spending money on a new set of Offices? I would have thought the right thing to do would be to honour their commitments.

Shameful! Are other councils doing this

Do the right thing by your workers Council!

Shameful City of Casey ..

If they are getting funding then they should keep them employed

I always thought they are volunteers?! Aren't they?

Shameful.

Shame!

This SUCKS big time.

Wrong!!!!!

😢

Shame

Disgraceful

Dorothy Underwood

Arse holes

You mean because there is no work and schools are shut atm? Im confused why they would still be working atm? People are being stood down in every industry. Casey is in a hotspot! Or is this seperare to covid??

Disgusting!!!

Scumbags

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