At the ASU we want to provide you with information to help you navigate the changes that will happen at work and outside work as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This information includes

 

EASING OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS IN TASMANIA
The Tasmanian Government have eased Covid-19 restrictions.
The eased restrictions in Tasmania can be viewed here.

GETTING THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION
The best thing all of us can do to reduce the risk to ourselves and our families of COVID-19 is to follow expert health and medical advice.

Up to date information about COVID-19, including what you can do to reduce the risk of COVID-19,  and what you should do if you think you have contracted COVID-19 is available at https://www.health.gov.au/news/health-alerts/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov-health-alert

RESOURCES FROM THE ACTU ON COVID-19
The ACTU has extensive COVID-19 Resource that brings together up to date information including OHS Alerts, employer guidance, medical alerts resources, and a workplace checklist. You can also sign up for regular COVID-19 updates from Australia’s peak union body here.

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) AND THE WORKPLACE
There are important things that can be done to reduce our risk of COVID-19 in the workplace. During this time of uncertainty where things are changing very quickly, the ASU here to support you in your workplace.

You can download the ASU’s fact sheet on Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the workplace here.

GENERAL ADVICE FROM MAURICE BLACKBURN LAWYERS
Maurice Blackburn Lawyers have provided general advice for ASU members on their rights and their employer’s obligations.  This includes advice on workers’ rights when quarantined, workers rights after a coronavirus diagnosis, casual workers’ rights, and employer’s obligations.

You can download general advice from Maurice Blackburn Lawyers here.

CAN MY EMPLOYER STAND ME DOWN
Some members have contacted the ASU about their rights in the event an employer seeks to implement a stand down. Further information about stand-downs is available here.

INFORMATION ON ACCESSING JOB SEEKER PAYMENTS DURING COVID-19
On the 22 March the Federal Government announced that there will be additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or are in casual and contract employment and meet the income test as a result of the economic downturn due to the Coronavirus. Centrelink has details of income support for those affected by COVID-19.

WE WILL KEEP SUPPORTING MEMBERS
The ASU is here to support you in your workplace. We will keep providing industrial advice and support to members. But the way we deliver these important services may change.

When arranging meetings, organisers may ask additional questions about how members want the meeting to proceed, and if there are options available that don’t involve face to face contact.

If there is a mass meeting planned for at your workplace, your organiser will be in touch with delegates to talk about whether members want the meeting to proceed. 

Our Member Contact Centre cannot provide health advice, but the Industrial Support Officers in the contact centre can provide advice and assistance about your workplace entitlements.

If you have any difficulty accessing your entitlements please contact:
ASU Member Contact Centre | 1300 855 570 | info@asuvictas.com.au

 

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2 hours ago
The ASU is rallying and marching with Unions Tasmania to mark International Women's Day (IWD) and we'd love you to join us.

Sensational Speakers, Solidarity and a Sausage Sizzle (kindly donated by our comrades at AMWU)

Where: Parliament Lawns, Hobart
When: Monday 1 March 2021
Time: 12.15pm

If you are keen to join the rally with your ASU comrades please let ASU Organiser Karen Tantari know at ktantari@asuvictas.com.au or on 0472 512 484.

You can download the flyer here; bit.ly/37RC7EK
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The ASU is rallying and marching with Unions Tasmania to mark International Womens Day (IWD) and wed love you to join us.
Sensational Speakers, Solidarity and a Sausage Sizzle (kindly donated by our comrades at AMWU)
Where:  Parliament Lawns, Hobart
When:   Monday 1 March 2021
Time:     12.15pm
If you are keen to join the rally with your ASU comrades please let ASU Organiser Karen Tantari know at ktantari@asuvictas.com.au or on 0472 512 484.
You can download the flyer here; https://bit.ly/37RC7EK

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Karen Tantari legend! 👏👏👏

24 hours ago
Vic Local Government delegates met on Zoom today to talk about enterprise bargaining, the Federal Governments latest attempts to bring in anti-worker laws, the Crisis on the Frontline campaign, COVID, vaccines & more.......

If you are a delegate keep an eye out for our monthly EBA Update meetings starting the last week in March. Is your area represented? Become a delegate today, contact us on info@asuvictas.com.au
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Vic Local Government delegates met on Zoom today to talk about enterprise bargaining, the Federal Governments latest attempts to bring in anti-worker laws, the Crisis on the Frontline campaign, COVID, vaccines & more.......
If you are a delegate keep an eye out for our monthly EBA Update meetings starting the last week in March. Is your area represented? Become a delegate today, contact us on info@asuvictas.com.au
4 days ago
Exclusive for ASU members

This Wednesday, on the ASU Career Launchpad, we are running a course on Time and Stress management. It's designed to help manage your time effectively and get stress under control.
We don’t want you to miss out – register today!

Date: February 24
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Register here: asu.member365.com/public/event/details/b7bf7462c5ff324609fb520afe352ebda877ed72/1
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Exclusive for ASU members
This Wednesday, on the ASU Career Launchpad, we are running a course on Time and Stress management. Its designed to help manage your time effectively and get stress under control. 
We don’t want you to miss out – register today!
Date: February 24
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Register here: https://asu.member365.com/public/event/details/b7bf7462c5ff324609fb520afe352ebda877ed72/1