Our Community needs job security

In turn, a strong community sector needs fair, secure jobs so that staff can focus on delivering the best possible services for our clients in the community.

After members of the Australian Services Unions fought for it, the Victorian Government committed to implementing a Community Sector Fair Jobs Code this year.

Now, we need to make sure the code makes it mandatory for services receiving government
funding to:

  • Engage staff as ongoing instead of fixed-term, other than for leave replacements;
  • Stop the overuse of casual contracts;
  • Be bound by an employment disputes process;
  • Approve a family violence policy with DFFH and the ASU; and
  • Allow the ASU to communicate with staff at induction.

ASU members are also calling for longer funding terms for community sector programs, and greater Government accountability and oversight on workforce, training and future requirements for the community sector.

Because our community needs and deserves job security.

Join the ASU today

By joining the ASU, you can be part of the campaign for employment security in the community sector. You can join the ASU here.

Sign our petition NOW

Be one of the hundreds of community sector workers who have already told the Andrews Government that essential community sector workers are not expendable. Sign the petition here.

Campaign Resources

As part of our campaign for secure work in the community sector we have produced workplace campaign materials available for all workers in the sector.

A4 Poster
A3 Poster
DL Flyer

Campaign Action Meetings

If you would like to help organise a campaign action meeting at your workplace, you can let us know here.

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2 hours ago
ASUVicTas

Excellent Friday morning spent with ASU Vic/Tas and ASU Victorian Private Sector Union delegates from across Victoria and Tasmania in a Roundtable discussion with Senator Linda White on priorities for the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit. Excellent representation both online and in person from local government, community services, airlines, libraries, public and private sectors. So many similarities with plenty to contribute to this important upcoming event. We look forward to seeing progress! ... See MoreSee Less

Excellent Friday morning spent with ASU Vic/Tas and  ASU Victorian Private Sector Union delegates from across Victoria and Tasmania in a Roundtable discussion with Senator Linda White on priorities for the upcoming Jobs and Skills Summit. Excellent representation both online and in person from local government, community services, airlines, libraries, public and private sectors. So many similarities with plenty to contribute to this important upcoming event. We look forward to seeing progress!
5 hours ago
ASUVicTas

As the Eastern Regional Libraries fail to address the concerns of its staff, workers have decided to take industrial action.

As such, the ASU have notified ERL of the following actions which have commenced on Thursday the 18th of August:

-Interrupting or stopping work to hand out union flyers and to speak to library users and members of the public about the EBA campaign.

-Interrupting or stopping work to make EBA campaign related announcements in the branch.

-Interrupting or stopping work during Storytime to talk to parents and library users about the EBA Campaign.

-An indefinite or periodic ban on attending meetings and/or completing documents relating to the annual review process.

-Interrupting or stopping work to write messages about the EBA campaign on DLO and Flexi Vans.

-An indefinite or periodic ban on inputting reports and statistics.

-An indefinite or periodic ban on producing materials regarding enterprise bargaining for the employer.

-Interrupting or stopping work to waive photocopying/printing charges owed by library members.
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As the Eastern Regional Libraries fail to address the concerns of its staff, workers have decided to take industrial action. 
As such, the ASU have notified ERL of the following actions which have commenced on Thursday the 18th of August:
-Interrupting or stopping work to hand out union flyers and to speak to library users and members of the public about the EBA campaign.
-Interrupting or stopping work to make EBA campaign related announcements in the branch.
-Interrupting or stopping work during Storytime to talk to parents and library users about the EBA Campaign.
-An indefinite or periodic ban on attending meetings and/or completing documents relating to the annual review process.
-Interrupting or stopping work to write messages about the EBA campaign on DLO and Flexi Vans.
-An indefinite or periodic ban on inputting reports and statistics.
-An indefinite or periodic ban on producing materials regarding enterprise bargaining for the employer.
-Interrupting or stopping work to waive photocopying/printing charges owed by library members.
23 hours ago
ASUVicTas

Derwent Valley Council has been accused of disrespecting staff by keeping early childhood educators at Valley Children's Centre in the dark about their employment future.

The council's budget slashed funding for Children's Services this year, and there is no expected income or planned expenditure on Children's Services after June 2023.

According to Australian Services Union organiser Samantha Batchelor, the decision to keep staff in the dark was typical of a council that has shown so little regard for early childhood workers.
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Derwent Valley Council has been accused of disrespecting staff by keeping early childhood educators at Valley Childrens Centre in the dark about their employment future.
The councils budget slashed funding for Childrens Services this year, and there is no expected income or planned expenditure on Childrens Services after June 2023.
According to Australian Services Union organiser Samantha Batchelor, the decision to keep staff in the dark was typical of a council that has shown so little regard for early childhood workers.