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Join us at ASU Delegates Conference – INVITATION TO ATTEND – Registrations open now!

Join us at ASU Delegates Conference – INVITATION TO ATTEND – Registrations open now!

This is your invitation to the ASU Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services ... read more

TasWater – ASU update on Facial Hair Requirement for BA Requirement

TasWater – ASU update on Facial Hair Requirement for BA Requirement

The ASU, along with other unions, have lodged a dispute with TasWater in relation to the ... read more

Mental Health and Disability Insurance

Mental Health and Disability Insurance

By Hayriye Uluca, Principal Lawyer & State Litigation Leader (VIC) – Superannuation & ... read more

Update your details with the ASU

Update your details with the ASU

Keeping your contact and employment details up to date with the ASU means the union can ... read more

Nominate an ASU delegate as Delegate of the Year

Nominate an ASU delegate as Delegate of the Year

Do you know an outstanding ASU leader in your workplace? Each year the ASU celebrates ... read more

A Message from Lisa Darmanin – August 2022

A Message from Lisa Darmanin – August 2022

Workplace delegates are the backbone of our union. Can you nominate yours to be recognised and ... read more

More ways to get in touch with Vision Super

More ways to get in touch with Vision Super

There are now more ways to interact and get in touch with us at Vision Super. Staying on ... read more

Win for Aged Care

Win for Aged Care

Yesterday the new federal government announced a delay to the introduction of the Support at ... read more

Women’s Rights at Work Conference Registrations Now Open

Women’s Rights at Work Conference Registrations Now Open

This year’s WRAW (Women’s Rights at Work) Conference is open for registrations for women and ... read more

Patriarchy, Power and Privilege: a joint Geelong Women Unionists and Geelong Regional Library Corporation event

Patriarchy, Power and Privilege: a joint Geelong Women Unionists and Geelong Regional Library Corporation event

All ASU women, gender diverse people and men are very, very welcome to come and hear this ... read more

Maurice Blackburn Supports ASU Members

Maurice Blackburn Supports ASU Members

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will go the extra mile to get you the compensation you deserve. If ... read more

Vision Super – Rising Interest Rates

Vision Super – Rising Interest Rates

The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) has recently been increasing its cash rate target. The ... read more

Branch Executive President – A Message from Lisa Darmanin, Branch Secretary – July 2022

Branch Executive President – A Message from Lisa Darmanin, Branch Secretary – July 2022

I want to let you know about changes among the elected officials of our union. Billy King ... read more

Strength is in numbers, and the numbers are up to you

Strength is in numbers, and the numbers are up to you

Unless you work in some kind of Union Utopia, chances are that you work with people who aren’t ... read more

ASU Branch Update

ASU Branch Update

The last 12 months have been a busy time for ASU members and for the union. We have ... read more

What you need to know following a road accident in Victoria

What you need to know following a road accident in Victoria

May 15 to 22 was National Road Safety Week – a week to highlight the impact of road trauma and ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – June 2022

A Message from Lisa and Billy – June 2022

We are inspired by the ASU members taking action to improve their wages and conditions at work ... read more

ASU WIN: Family and domestic violence leave will save lives.

ASU WIN: Family and domestic violence leave will save lives.

ASU members have led the campaign for 10 days paid family and domestic violence leave and ... read more

Fair Work Commission win for ASU members

Fair Work Commission win for ASU members

The ASU has had a win in the Fair Work Commission that will set a benchmark for how employers ... read more

Campaigning to get the Fair Jobs Code we need

Campaigning to get the Fair Jobs Code we need

The Victorian Government committed to a Community Sector Fair Jobs Code in the recent state ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad Courses On-Demand

ASU Career Launchpad Courses On-Demand

It's a great time to brush up on your skills or set yourself up for your next career ... read more

State government looks to revise woeful State Wages Policy

State government looks to revise woeful State Wages Policy

As part of the Budget, the government announced a review of the state wages policy for the ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – May 2022

A Message from Lisa and Billy – May 2022

Every week of the year, we see members of our union get a better deal because they were united ... read more

ASU Delegate and HSR Training

ASU Delegate and HSR Training

We are delighted to be back to face-to-face training at the ASU and are keen to get more ... read more

Victorian State Budget win

Victorian State Budget win

The Victorian state government have committed to a Fair Jobs Code for workers in the community ... read more

Industrial Action at Moreland City Council is Working

Industrial Action at Moreland City Council is Working

ASU members at Moreland City Council have been taking industrial action for weeks. And even ... read more

Members Emissions Forum

Members Emissions Forum

The Victorian Government is looking to develop its emissions target for 2035, and the ASU is ... read more

Join us at the Bendigo May Day March and Breakfast!

Join us at the Bendigo May Day March and Breakfast!

Bendigo ASU members – you’re invited to join us at the May Day March and Breakfast, held at ... read more

Bendigo Women’s Unionist Network Meeting

Bendigo Women’s Unionist Network Meeting

TikTok sensation and Assistant Secretary of the Victorian Trades Hall, Wil Stracke, will be ... read more

ASU Delegate Election at Kingston City Council:  Nomination of Dane September and Cassandra Perry

ASU Delegate Election at Kingston City Council: Nomination of Dane September and Cassandra Perry

On 13 April ASU members Dane September and Cassandra Perry formally nominated to become ASU ... read more

The ASU’s top ten Health and Safety tips

The ASU’s top ten Health and Safety tips

Everyone has a right to a safe workplace, but ASU members are sometimes experiencing ... read more

ACTU Federal Budget Update

ACTU Federal Budget Update

Morrison Government offers no solutions to stagnant wage growth or the rising cost of ... read more

If something does happen to you at work, you should know your rights and entitlements under WorkCover

If something does happen to you at work, you should know your rights and entitlements under WorkCover

Thursday 28 April is International Workers Memorial Day – a day to pay tribute to working ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – April 2022

A Message from Lisa and Billy – April 2022

Every ASU member matters, whether they work in our capital cities or in the regions of ... read more

Urgent nationwide delegates meeting – the election is almost on!

Urgent nationwide delegates meeting – the election is almost on!

The election will soon be called. Which means it is time for action: it’s time to win the ... read more

Last night’s Federal Budget is too little too late from the Morrison Government

Last night’s Federal Budget is too little too late from the Morrison Government

The Morrison Government last night announced the Federal Budget for 2022-23. Your union has ... read more

ASU submission in to Proposed OHS Amendment (Psychological Health) Regulations

ASU submission in to Proposed OHS Amendment (Psychological Health) Regulations

The Victorian Government made commitment in May 2021 to introduce regulations to address ... read more

ASU activists make big things happen

ASU activists make big things happen

The Australian Services Union takes on big challenges to make a difference in members' ... read more

New from the ATO – reasonable travel and overtime meal allowance expense amounts

New from the ATO – reasonable travel and overtime meal allowance expense amounts

The demands on workers are high. Urgent work can require work beyond their normal hours, ... read more

Regional ASU Conferences

Regional ASU Conferences

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. There ... read more

Message from Vision Super CEO, Stephen Rowe

Message from Vision Super CEO, Stephen Rowe

We all breathed a sigh of relief at the end of 2020, anticipating that 2021 would bring some ... read more

Chronic illness during the COVID-19 pandemic? Know your rights

Chronic illness during the COVID-19 pandemic? Know your rights

According to research, just under half of all Australians will experience a chronic condition ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – March 2022

A Message from Lisa and Billy – March 2022

The ASU is all about supporting members with their unique needs at every step of their work ... read more

Join the ASU International Women’s Day Workshop Online

Can’t make it to Melbourne for the ASU International Women’s Day Workshop – Organise for ... read more

International Womens Day Breakfast in Geelong Saturday 5 March

International Womens Day Breakfast in Geelong Saturday 5 March

Geelong Women Unionists Network is super excited about the  International Working Women's Day ... read more

March4Justice this Sunday in Bendigo

March4Justice this Sunday in Bendigo

We have a right to be safe at work and safe in our homes. We have a right to respect and ... read more

COVID Restrictions Eased

COVID Restrictions Eased

As a result of reducing hospitalisations and increased vaccination rates, the Victorian ... read more

Geelong March4Justice

Geelong March4Justice

Organised by Geelong Women Unionists Network Date: Sunday February 27th 2022 Time: 10.30am ... read more

Media Release: Union Criticises State Government’s Rate Dodge

Media Release: Union Criticises State Government’s Rate Dodge

The Victorian Government's recent announcement to dodge paying council rates will cost ... read more

Organise for Equality – IWD 2022 – 8 March

Organise for Equality – IWD 2022 – 8 March

Featuring fantastic speakers from the Victorian Gender Equality Commission, Victorian Equal ... read more

Bendigo Union Women’s Meeting

Bendigo Union Women’s Meeting

Local union activists are setting up the Bendigo Women and Gender Diverse Unionists Network. ... read more

Invitation to the next Bendigo Women and Gender Diverse Unionists Network meeting

Invitation to the next Bendigo Women and Gender Diverse Unionists Network meeting

Local activists are setting up the Bendigo Women and Gender Diverse Unionists Network. Our ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Ballarat

Regional Activist Conference in Ballarat

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Next Gender Equality Network meeting Coming Up!

Next Gender Equality Network meeting Coming Up!

We hope the new year has started safe and well for you all. We're looking forward to seeing ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Warrnambool

Regional Activist Conference in Warrnambool

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Swan Hill

Regional Activist Conference in Swan Hill

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Morwell

Regional Activist Conference in Morwell

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Horsham

Regional Activist Conference in Horsham

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Geelong

Regional Activist Conference in Geelong

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Shepparton

Regional Activist Conference in Shepparton

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Wodonga

Regional Activist Conference in Wodonga

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

Regional Activist Conference in Bendigo

Regional Activist Conference in Bendigo

The ASU is holding Regional Activist Conferences in March 2022 all around Victoria. We will be ... read more

ASU Regional Conferences – March 2022

ASU Regional Conferences – March 2022

Join us for our ASU Regional Conferences in March 2022 Morwell, Tuesday, 15 March 2022 ... read more

Minimising your risk from cyber crime

Minimising your risk from cyber crime

During the current Covid-19 pandemic the finance industry generally has seen an increase in ... read more

Covid safe, free RATs, action to ban unsafe work

Covid safe, free RATs, action to ban unsafe work

Repeated failures by the Morrison Government have left all Australian workplaces exposed. But ... read more

Updated Save The Date for Regional Conferences

Updated Save The Date for Regional Conferences

The ASU will soon host regional conferences of active delegates and members in locations ... read more

Making offices as safe as possible

Making offices as safe as possible

No matter what kind of work we do, hazards and risks can be minimised. While the risks ... read more

Time for a Delegate Election?

Time for a Delegate Election?

If you’ve got an active, trained ASU Delegate in your workplace, you’ll know how integral they ... read more

Tips for working in heat

Tips for working in heat

It’s important to be as safe as possible when working in heat. We’ve had some hot days this ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – February 2022

A Message from Lisa and Billy – February 2022

Across our industries, many ASU members work differently due to the coronavirus. Social ... read more

ACTU Press Release: Emergency meeting of unions to consider action to keep workers safe

ACTU Press Release: Emergency meeting of unions to consider action to keep workers safe

An emergency meeting of national union leaders today will consider what action will be taken ... read more

ASU Members Briefing on New Worker Isolation Exemption Rules

ASU Members Briefing on New Worker Isolation Exemption Rules

The Victorian Government has announced more essential workers will be eligible for an ... read more

OH&S Rights and Covid Safety in Returning to Work

OH&S Rights and Covid Safety in Returning to Work

With Victorian workers starting to return from the Christmas/New Year break, Covid-19 numbers ... read more

We are Union Women: Bendigo Catch Up

We are Union Women: Bendigo Catch Up

Calling all women union activists for a lunchtime catch-up to kickstart 2022. There’s so ... read more

New report reveals Victoria’s rates cap slashes services & kills jobs

Our union has released a report by the Centre for Future Work that shows just how bad rate ... read more

December Discounts with Union Shopper

December Discounts with Union Shopper

Each month there are special offers and great discounts available to ASU members through Union ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad Courses On-Demand

ASU Career Launchpad Courses On-Demand

Over the holidays can be a great time to brush up on your skills or set yourself up for your ... read more

Election year in Victoria

Election year in Victoria

With less than a year to the next state election, the ASU is calling on the Andrews Government ... read more

GM Strategy and Growth update – Vision Super

GM Strategy and Growth update – Vision Super

I’ve seen a few changes over my three decades in super, and one of those was joining Vision ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – December 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – December 2021

As the end of the year approaches, we want to acknowledge the work of every single member of ... read more

City of Melbourne Equal Pay for Equal Work

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Delegate Development Program – EOI

Delegate Development Program – EOI

We are inviting expressions of interest from Delegates in Victoria for a Delegate Development ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad Courses in November

ASU Career Launchpad Courses in November

This month the ASU member-only Career Launched has a big range of free online courses to keep ... read more

Great discounts through Union Shopper

Great discounts through Union Shopper

Everyone’s situation is different, but one thing we have in common is the ability to make ... read more

Maurice Blackburn’s COVID-19 Register

Maurice Blackburn’s COVID-19 Register

Little is known about the long-term health effects of COVID-19, largely because of the short ... read more

Understanding your annual super statement

Understanding your annual super statement

Your Vision Super annual statement is now available via your AOL account so simply log in to ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy – November 2021

A message from Lisa and Billy – November 2021

Our union is made up of workers dedicated to each other and to safer workplaces where everyone ... read more

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

Free webinar for Victorian workers Join the Victorian Department of Health for this free ... read more

Here to help with vaccine requirements for authorised workers

Here to help with vaccine requirements for authorised workers

Victoria's Chief Health Officer has directed that from 15 October 2021, in order to work ... read more

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

Free webinar for authorised workers Join the Victorian Department of Health for this free ... read more

Vaccination Briefing Follow-up

Vaccination Briefing Follow-up

Our union exists to protect and advance the collective interests of our members. The interests ... read more

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

COVID-19 Vaccines: Your Questions Answered

Free webinar for authorised workers Join the Victorian Department of Health for this free ... read more

Vaccination requirements for authorised workers and members briefing

Vaccination requirements for authorised workers and members briefing

As ASU members may have already heard, today the Victorian Premier announced that all workers ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad Courses in October

ASU Career Launchpad Courses in October

This month the ASU member-only Career Launched has a big range of free online courses to keep ... read more

Superannuation changes that came into effect on 1 July 2021

Superannuation changes that came into effect on 1 July 2021

The Your Future Your Super measures are some of the biggest changes ever to be made to ... read more

ASU Conference Opportunity 13-14 October: registrations open now!

ASU Conference Opportunity 13-14 October: registrations open now!

This year's Annual Delegates Conference is being held online on 13 & 14 October from ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – October 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – October 2021

Members of our union in different industries and states are taking a stand on their employment ... read more

Climate Action Network Meeting

Climate Action Network Meeting

You’re invited to the following Climate Action Network Meeting via zoom. DATE: Tuesday 5 ... read more

ASU VicTas Branch position on COVID-19 vaccination and ASU Delegates Conference

ASU VicTas Branch position on COVID-19 vaccination and ASU Delegates Conference

There has been a lot of discussion about the position the union should take on COVID-19 ... read more

Invitation to join the ASU Climate Action Network

Invitation to join the ASU Climate Action Network

You’re invited to join the ASU’s new participant driven climate action network! It’s designed ... read more

NSW/VIC BORDER AND SPECIFIED WORKER PERMIT CHANGES

NSW/VIC BORDER AND SPECIFIED WORKER PERMIT CHANGES

Local Government Victoria has provided the following information to the ASU on changes to the ... read more

Your free financial wellness health check.

Your free financial wellness health check.

Give ME 30 minutes and we’ll find ways to crunch savings on your home loan Why get ... read more

Workpac v Rossato – landmark High Court decision a blow for casuals

Workpac v Rossato – landmark High Court decision a blow for casuals

On 4 August 2021 the High Court of Australia handed down a decision in the landmark case of ... read more

Injured while working from home? You could be eligible for compensation

Injured while working from home? You could be eligible for compensation

COVID19 has changed the way many of us work however what has not changed is an employer’s ... read more

Your super’s superpower

Your super’s superpower

How making small changes now to your superannuation contributions can make a large difference ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – September 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – September 2021

Our union is full of workers passionate about improving their conditions at work and the ... read more

VTHC Women HSR Discussions

VTHC Women HSR Discussions

In 2021 we have seen the power of women speaking up and standing up to demand safety at ... read more

Important information for residents of the western suburbs of Melbourne

Important information for residents of the western suburbs of Melbourne

The following information has been provided by the Victorian government and is relevant to you ... read more

7 Day Lockdown Announced from 8pm on Thursday 5 August

7 Day Lockdown Announced from 8pm on Thursday 5 August

The Victorian Government has today announced a 7-day lockdown starting 8:00pm tonight. From ... read more

Tax time – what to do with the all-important financial boost

Tax time – what to do with the all-important financial boost

In 2020, ME saw that the COVID-19 pandemic changed the way people used their tax return, ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad Webinars this August

ASU Career Launchpad Webinars this August

Our expert presenters are back with some of our most popular courses of 2021 including A ... read more

Free Online Wills with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

Free Online Wills with Maurice Blackburn Lawyers

A Will is one of the most important legal documents you will sign in your lifetime. It ... read more

Leadership in a time of climate change

Leadership in a time of climate change

When Vision Super is investing for our members’ retirements it’s essential that we take a ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – August 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – August 2021

Last month we shared news of ASU members standing up for better conditions and fair pay at ... read more

Victorian lockdown to end at 11.59pm tonight

Victorian lockdown to end at 11.59pm tonight

The Victorian Government has today announced the lockdown will end at 11.59pm tonight (Tuesday ... read more

Merri Health Offer Survey

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ASU standing up against Hobsons Bay in the Fair Work Commission

ASU standing up against Hobsons Bay in the Fair Work Commission

The ASU was in the Fair Work Commission today opposing an application by Hobsons Bay City ... read more

Extension of current lockdown in Victoria

Extension of current lockdown in Victoria

The Victorian Government has announced an extension of the current restrictions. The ... read more

National ASU Women’s Services Members Meeting

National ASU Women’s Services Members Meeting

Join our National Women’s Services ASU Member Meeting this Tuesday 20 of July at 1pm At the ... read more

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers webinar – Returning to work after injury

Maurice Blackburn Lawyers webinar – Returning to work after injury

Please join the ASU and Maurice Blackburn for an educational webinar on returning to work ... read more

Great discounts through union shopper

Great discounts through union shopper

Everyone’s situation is different, but one thing we have in common is the ability to make ... read more

Better mental health support on the way for ASU members

Better mental health support on the way for ASU members

Victorians who sustain a work-related mental health injury will now be able to access ... read more

Make Working from Home Less Taxing

Make Working from Home Less Taxing

With no commute and casual Friday turning to casual every day, there’s a lot to love about ... read more

Super and the government pension

Super and the government pension

What income can I expect in retirement? We often hear that we’ll need a million dollars in ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – July 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – July 2021

We are very proud to stand by ASU members who are showing resilience, determination and a ... read more

Call For Expressions of Interest – Vision Super Directorship

Call For Expressions of Interest – Vision Super Directorship

Vision Super and the ASU have been working together since the inception of the fund in ... read more

Further reduction in Covid -19 restrictions in Victoria

Further reduction in Covid -19 restrictions in Victoria

The Victorian Government has today announced a further easing of Covid-19 restrictions from ... read more

Further easing of Covid restrictions in Victoria

Further easing of Covid restrictions in Victoria

Today the Victorian Government announced a further loosening of restrictions from 11.59pm on ... read more

Loosening of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Loosening of restrictions in metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

The Victorian Government has today announced a loosening of restrictions in metropolitan ... read more

ASU Exclusive – Boost Your Skills While At Home

ASU Exclusive – Boost Your Skills While At Home

With the onset of winter and more time inside, there's no better time to learn some new skills ... read more

ASU Branch Update

ASU Branch Update

Over the last year, thousands of members of ASU have relied on our union like never ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – June 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – June 2021

Whether you maintain the roads and drains at Huon Valley Council, are a social worker in ... read more

Australian Unions Work Health and Safety Survey

Australian Unions Work Health and Safety Survey

Australian Unions are conducting a survey about workers’ experience of health and safety in ... read more

Tell the Andrews Government community sector workers are essential not expendable

Tell the Andrews Government community sector workers are essential not expendable

The services delivered by the Victorian community sector are essential. Yet, despite helping ... read more

7 day lockdown announced for Victoria from 11.59pm tonight

7 day lockdown announced for Victoria from 11.59pm tonight

The Victorian Government has today announced further restrictions to limit the spread of ... read more

New Restrictions on Gatherings and Rules on Mask Wearing in Greater Melbourne

New Restrictions on Gatherings and Rules on Mask Wearing in Greater Melbourne

The Victorian Government has today announced new restrictions on gatherings and new rules on ... read more

Covid-19 Vaccine update and Mind Your Head Campaign Presentation

Covid-19 Vaccine update and Mind Your Head Campaign Presentation

The ASU invites you to our Covid-19 Vaccine update and Mind Your Head Campaign ... read more

Join us in supporting the School Strike 4 Climate

Join us in supporting the School Strike 4 Climate

On the 21st of May your ASU will be supporting Victorian school students as they strike for ... read more

How to set a SMART savings goal

How to set a SMART savings goal

Setting a savings goal is easy. The hard part is sticking to the savings plan. It’s so ... read more

ASU Media Release – Council staff – the backbone of our community services

ASU Media Release – Council staff – the backbone of our community services

The Australian Services Union Victorian & Tasmanian Services and Authorities Branch ... read more

Take your career to the next level

Take your career to the next level

The ASU Career Launchpad is your exclusive member-only professional development program ... read more

Boost your super by up to $500

Boost your super by up to $500

Are you eligible for the Government co-contribution? If you're a low or middle-income earner ... read more

Message from Lisa and Billy – May 2021

Message from Lisa and Billy – May 2021

The Australian Services Union is true to the union movement's values – we are workers standing ... read more

Great Australian Dream slipping away for the young?

Great Australian Dream slipping away for the young?

A home. A family. Steady employment, and a comfortable retirement. Those have been the dreams ... read more

How to master money

How to master money

2021 is the year to build healthy habits Your 30s to early 40s is a time where financial ... read more

ASU Women Honoured

ASU Women Honoured

As well as being a grassroots activist and campaigning group, the Geelong Women Unionist ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – April 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – April 2021

Every workplace has a culture that sets the unwritten rules of behaviour, some are welcoming ... read more

8 ways to be charitable when times are tough

8 ways to be charitable when times are tough

Supporting your favourite charity doesn’t have to mean handing over hard-earned brass. From ... read more

ASU Exclusive – Career Development Courses

ASU Exclusive – Career Development Courses

The ASU Career Launchpad is our free online training platform exclusively available to ASU ... read more

Vision Super’s new look for 2021

Vision Super’s new look for 2021

We are Vision Super and we’re proud to say we’ve been helping Victoria’s with their super and ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – March 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – March 2021

We know that you want to get value from your ASU membership. The ASU doesn’t only provide you ... read more

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

The Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System handed down its final report ... read more

Geelong International Women’s Day

Geelong International Women’s Day

The ASU is supporting the breakfast, film, and march for IWD at Geelong Trades Hall this year, ... read more

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Events for all ASU members

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY Events for all ASU members

The ASU is supporting the march and rally for IWD at Trades Hall this year, which will be held ... read more

New Victorian Covid Restrictions From 11.59pm tonight

New Victorian Covid Restrictions From 11.59pm tonight

The Victorian Premier Dan Andrews today announced the easing of some Covid restrictions.  You ... read more

Gender Equality Workshop for IWD

Gender Equality Workshop for IWD

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a perfect time to reflect upon Victoria’s progress ... read more

ASU and Maurice Blackburn WorkCover Webinar Series

ASU and Maurice Blackburn WorkCover Webinar Series

ASU Delegates are invited to join the ASU and Maurice Blackburn for an educational series on ... read more

End to snap lockdown and ASU advice on workplace safety

End to snap lockdown and ASU advice on workplace safety

Today the Victorian Government announced the snap lockdown would end at 11.59 pm tonight but ... read more

Yarra library casuals let down again

Yarra library casuals let down again

With the announcement of a 5-day snap lockdown, City of Yarra has once again let their casual ... read more

Lockdown announced by state government

Lockdown announced by state government

The Victorian government today announced a “circuit breaker” COVID-19 lockdown for the whole ... read more

RALLY: Free ALL the Medevac Refugees, LET THEM STAY PERMANENTLY!

RALLY: Free ALL the Medevac Refugees, LET THEM STAY PERMANENTLY!

The Vic/Tas Branch Executive has endorsed this rally to free ALL the Medivac refugees and let ... read more

ASU Member Only Career Training

ASU Member Only Career Training

There ASU is here to support you with your unique needs at every step of your ... read more

Keeping you safe from fraud and scams

Keeping you safe from fraud and scams

During the current COVID crisis the finance industry has seen an increase in various scams, as ... read more

One step to get your savings growing

One step to get your savings growing

Fewer than one in five people will take this key step to grow their New Year savings. It ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – Feb 2021

A Message from Lisa and Billy – Feb 2021

Despite the challenges of last year, our union was able to achieve positive industrial ... read more

Sexual Harassment – a big health and safety risk in Local Government

Sexual Harassment – a big health and safety risk in Local Government

The Victorian Auditor General’s Office (VACO) just released a comprehensive report called ... read more

Working in Heat

Working in Heat

With summer here and hot weather already upon us all workers need to stay safe at work. In ... read more

Stand up to the attack on workers’ security and dignity in retirement

Stand up to the attack on workers’ security and dignity in retirement

Millions of working people are struggling under the COVID-19 pandemic and the recession. So ... read more

Do you have the right type of insurance?

Do you have the right type of insurance?

Super funds not only help you in saving for your retirement but also offer insurance as peace ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – December 2020

A Message from Lisa and Billy – December 2020

2020 has been the most challenging year Australia has faced in decades. First bushfires ... read more

Local Government Delegates Awarded

Local Government Delegates Awarded

At our recent Delegates conference, we recognised some extraordinary delegates. You can read a ... read more

Join the ASU team for the 2020 Walk Against Family Violence

Join the ASU team for the 2020 Walk Against Family Violence

Every year the ASU gathers to mark 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence including ... read more

Gender Transition Clause Workshop

Gender Transition Clause Workshop

Did you know that your union is working to make workplaces safer for transgender workers? The ... read more

Get the help and support you need with Best Doctors.

Get the help and support you need with Best Doctors.

A lot of questions race through your mind when you’re dealing with a physical or mental health ... read more

You can’t heal the economy by hurting workers

You can’t heal the economy by hurting workers

Now the Budget is over, employers are lobbying MPs and demanding Scott Morrison brings in laws ... read more

The potential traps of Buy Now Pay Later

The potential traps of Buy Now Pay Later

Buy today, pay tomorrow. It sounds attractive, and it can be very convenient. But new research ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – November 2020

A Message from Lisa and Billy – November 2020

Our union isn’t afraid to try new things or take on significant challenges. And that is a big ... read more

We’ve got trouble with our phones but we are still here to help

We’ve got trouble with our phones but we are still here to help

Our specialist Industrial Support Officers help members of our union every day with assistance ... read more

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week

Mental Health Week aims to activate, educate and engage ASU members around mental health and ... read more

BREAKING: Save Equal Pay campaign WIN

BREAKING: Save Equal Pay campaign WIN

Breaking news from last night's Federal Budget: ASU members have Saved Equal Pay! Last ... read more

Exclusive ASU member budget update – what does it mean for you?

Exclusive ASU member budget update – what does it mean for you?

The Morrison Federal Government last night handed down the 2020 Federal Budget. So what does ... read more

Council Elections Around The Corner

Council Elections Around The Corner

The people who get elected as councillors will have a big influence on the investments ... read more

Top performing, award winning super

Top performing, award winning super

You may have seen media articles saying super returns were negative for the year ending 30 ... read more

Preserve savings – save the planet

Preserve savings – save the planet

Changing a few household habits can benefit your finances and the environment. If the cost ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – October 2020

A Message from Lisa and Billy – October 2020

When we are discussing the work of ASU members, we often say members of our union provide the ... read more

Anna Stewart Memorial Project – Online Learning

Anna Stewart Memorial Project – Online Learning

You are on our Anna Stewart Memorial Project (ASMP) priority list for our October 2020 ... read more

Metro Melbourne Commences the Second Step

Metro Melbourne Commences the Second Step

Yesterday the Premier announced that Metro Melbourne is now in the Second Step and that ... read more

Last chance to win $500

Last chance to win $500

Our recruitment competition has been a great success with many new members joining our ... read more

The value of insurance

The value of insurance

Ever wonder how your family would cope if the unthinkable was to happen? How would you keep ... read more

Why we’re talking more about…money

Why we’re talking more about…money

Aussies have shared some tough times during COVID-19 but the silver lining is that we’re ... read more

A Message from Lisa and Billy – September 2020

A Message from Lisa and Billy – September 2020

Working people have carried Australia through the current pandemic. Many of us have literally ... read more

Vision Super Educational Webinars

Vision Super Educational Webinars

Vision Super has developed a range of webinars to help you understand your Super better. Come ... read more

Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

A massive thanks to all of you for attending the ASU’s recent housing and homelessness ... read more

We need you in a new union video… and win a prize!

We need you in a new union video… and win a prize!

You may have seen that after 12 months engaging with members, we developed a new ‘strapline’ ... read more

Update my details

Thank you for updating your details, this will make it easier for us to be in contact with you. read more

Support through COVID-19 and beyond

Support through COVID-19 and beyond

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on our everyday lives and many Australians ... read more

Using a face mask

Using a face mask

Many of us will find ourselves wearing a mask when we hadn’t needed to in the past. Using ... read more

Possible impacts of any delay in legislated Superannuation Guarantee increases

Possible impacts of any delay in legislated Superannuation Guarantee increases

The Superannuation Guarantee is the amount your employer has to pay into your super fund on ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy – August 2020

A message from Lisa and Billy – August 2020

The current pandemic is continuing to have an impact on ASU members, both at work and outside ... read more

Please extend JobKeeper to all Victorian local government workers.

Please extend JobKeeper to all Victorian local government workers.

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Meeting for ASU Members in Local Government Who Are Unable To Work From Home

Meeting for ASU Members in Local Government Who Are Unable To Work From Home

Are you an ASU member in local government in the Stage 4 affected area and not able to work ... read more

New Covid-19 Restrictions in Victoria

New Covid-19 Restrictions in Victoria

Today the Victorian Government announced new restrictions related to the Covid-19 ... read more

Barriers to self-isolating

Barriers to self-isolating

let us know if you are having trouble accessing leave if you need to self-isolate, or are ... read more

Let us know if you need a face mask

Let us know if you need a face mask

Our union has purchased a limited number of ASU facemasks for members. They have been ... read more

Case studies: ASU wins

Case studies: ASU wins

We are currently working with the National Office of the ASU to put together a ... read more

ACTU President Michelle O’Neil will join ASU women.

ACTU President Michelle O’Neil will join ASU women.

The Australian Services Union is proud to announce that Michele O’Neil, ACTU President, will ... read more

Paid pandemic leave is union business

Paid pandemic leave is union business

The ASU and the union movement have been calling for paid COVID leave from the start of this ... read more

Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions

Stage 3 Stay at Home Restrictions

The Premier has announced a lockdown of metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire from ... read more

Solidarity School for union members under 30

Solidarity School for union members under 30

Victorian Trades Hall Council is running an online program called solidarity School this year ... read more

We want to make sure your voice and the voice of everyday people gets heard

We want to make sure your voice and the voice of everyday people gets heard

Are you sick of Big Business calling the shots and ignoring the voices of everyday working ... read more

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Advocacy Course

Voice. Treaty. Truth. Advocacy Course

Last Thursday, the ACTU launched the First Nations Workers Alliance’s “Voice. Treaty. Truth. ... read more

New COVID-19 tax break for working from home

New COVID-19 tax break for working from home

COVID-19 has seen lots of us working from home for the first time. The good news is that the ... read more

What is Super Guarantee?

For most of us, our super will be one of our largest assets so it’s important to be aware of ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy – July 2020

A message from Lisa and Billy – July 2020

The ASU’s focus for most of this year has been to protect members’ jobs and to make sure all ... read more

Grow your union – win $500

Grow your union – win $500

Issues like job security, income, protection of entitlements and occupational health and ... read more

Vision Super – Switching in a volitile markert

It can be tempting to switch investment options when markets are volatile. But should ... read more

Vision Super Investment update including market analysis from BCA Research

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HOME CARE SURVEY

HOME CARE SURVEY

Our home care survey has been rebooted. This survey is important for our work advocating ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad – June Courses

ASU Career Launchpad – June Courses

The ASU Career Launchpad is your exclusive member-only professional development program ... read more

Union Shopper – Big Discounts – Latest Deals

Union Shopper – Big Discounts – Latest Deals

The Covid-19 pandemic is having an impact on the household budgets of many ... read more

COVID Aware Workplace Campaign

As Australia re-opens the economy after successfully suppressing the spread of coronavirus we ... read more

What should I do with my super?

We understand many are concerned about the state of the economy including its effect on your ... read more

COVIDSafe App

Members have made queries about the COVIDSafe tracing app launched by the Federal Government ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy – June 2020

A message from Lisa and Billy – June 2020

Being a member of the ASU has always meant you have someone by your side when you need our ... read more

ASU Recruitment Competition

ASU Recruitment Competition

Covid-19 has brought home why it is so important to be in the union. Issues like job ... read more

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

  Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has announced further easing of COVID-19 related ... read more

Vision Super – Our focus remains the same

Our focus remains the same Even though a lot has changed with the arrival of COVID-19, Vision ... read more

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

COVID-19 Restrictions Eased

This morning Victorian Premier Dan Andrews announced the easing of COVID-19 related ... read more

ASU media release – Treasurer Tim Pallas Abandons Casual Council Workers

ASU media release – Treasurer Tim Pallas Abandons Casual Council Workers

The Andrews Government has abandoned casual local government workers who are out of work due ... read more

Keeping Women Safe During The Covid-19 Pandemic

Keeping Women Safe During The Covid-19 Pandemic

The Women and Equality Team at Victorian Trades Hall Council is hosting free online webinars ... read more

ASU Women & COVID-19 at home

ASU Women & COVID-19 at home

The ASU invites you to join a WRAW (Women’s Rights At Work) CHAT Online The Women at ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy May 2020

A message from Lisa and Billy May 2020

Responding to the coronavirus pandemic is creating uncertainty for all of us. But as a ... read more

Supporting members through this change

Supporting members through this change

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to cause uncertainty in the Australian community, Vision ... read more

Help to manage your money better

Help to manage your money better

ME, the bank owned by industry super funds, has created a free online course to help you ... read more

Free On-Line Training for ASU Members

Free On-Line Training for ASU Members

The ASU Career Launchpad is your exclusive member-only professional development ... read more

Join Us Online to Take Part In May Day – Workers Day

Join Us Online to Take Part In May Day – Workers Day

Because of the pandemic, some May Day activities that normally take place on the streets will ... read more

Protecting your job and your rights

Protecting your job and your rights

While Australia deals with the impact of Coronavirus, today it became necessary for us to ... read more

In-home aged care – delegates claims for employers

In-home aged care – delegates claims for employers

Recently in-home aged care delegates came together for an urgent discussion on how to unite ... read more

ASU Exclusive – Boost Your Skills While At Home

ASU Exclusive – Boost Your Skills While At Home

Right now, most of us are spending a lot more time at home than we usually would. This ... read more

Vision Super is here for you

Vision Super is here for you

At Vision Super, we make the health and well-being of our members, employers and the team our ... read more

7 tips to avoid spending your savings

7 tips to avoid spending your savings

Like eating leafy greens, turning off our phone before bed and actually using our gym ... read more

Maintaining Mental Health During Social Isolation

Maintaining Mental Health During Social Isolation

The COVID-19 pandemic is throwing up a lot of challenges beyond having enough toilet paper or ... read more

A message from Lisa & Billy – April 2020

A message from Lisa & Billy – April 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is affecting the working and home lives of all ASU ... read more

Update Your Contact Details

Update Your Contact Details

More than ever, the ASU is here to protect your workplace conditions and entitlements. To ... read more

Covid-19 Advice and Information from the ASU

Covid-19 Advice and Information from the ASU

At the ASU we want to provide you with information to help you navigate the changes that are ... read more

International Women’s Day Breakfast Geelong

International Women’s Day Breakfast Geelong

Geelong Women Unionists Network (GWUN) invites all union women local to Geelong to a ... read more

Australians’ top 5 money goals for 2020, and how you can achieve them

Australians’ top 5 money goals for 2020, and how you can achieve them

When industry super fund-owned bank ME asked Australians about their financial resolutions for ... read more

ASU Women’s Update

ASU Women’s Update

Celebrations for International Women’s Day are fast approaching. As part of the WRAW Fest ... read more

Nominations Sought for Vision Super Board

Nominations Sought for Vision Super Board

Vision Super and the ASU have been working together since the inception of the fund in ... read more

The Importance of Incident Report Writing

The Importance of Incident Report Writing

Accidents at work, whether they result in injury or not, are warnings that there are ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy March 2020

A message from Lisa and Billy March 2020

It’s never been clearer that ASU members provide the services Australians rely on every ... read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Whether you work in local government, for a SACS organisation, provide vital utilities to the ... read more

Air Quality Approved Standards For All Victorian Workers

Victorian Trades Hall Council has released Air Quality Approved Standards For All Victorian ... read more

International Women’s Day Workshop – “Signs of Equality”

ASU Women’s Organiser Punita Boardman invites all female-identified members to attend an ... read more

Midsumma Pride March

You are invited to join the ASU and thousands of our closest friends at the annual Midsumma ... read more

Bushfire smoke guidance for workers

As bushfire smoke continues to impact air quality across Victoria, people are urged to remain ... read more

Work Health and Safety – Bushfires Air Quality

No worker should be forced to work in dangerous environments, including workplaces impacted by ... read more

ASU Support During the Bushfire Crisis

We know many ASU members have been affected by the bushfire crisis facing our country. ASU ... read more

A message of thanks and support from the ASU

What should be one of the happiest times of the year has turned into a nightmare for ... read more

End of Year Message 2019

The ASU would like to wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season. The holiday ... read more

Media Release – Hobsons Bay City Council CEO Threatens Indefinite Lockouts

HOBSONS BAY CITY COUNCIL CEO THREATENS INDEFINITE LOCKOUTS In the lead up to Christmas ... read more

Branch Financial Statements

The Act and the ASU Rules, particularly Rule 57, require that financial statements, operating ... read more

Six silly season saving tips

Six silly season saving tips

Industry super fund-owned bank ME has simple tips to help you avoid a financial squeeze this ... read more

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Bullying

Bullying and Intimidation is one of the leading causes of poor mental health in the workplace. ... read more

Working in heat

With summer here again, it’s important to stay safe when the temperature rises. The ASU has ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy

A message from Lisa and Billy

Members of our union deliver the services Australians rely on every day. The services provided ... read more

Five reasons it’s a good time to be a first home buyer

Five reasons it’s a good time to be a first home buyer

A lot is happening in the market to turn a first home buyer’s frown upside down. Here are five ... read more

Delegate Profile – Monique’s Growing ASU Membership at Port Phillip

Delegate Profile – Monique’s Growing ASU Membership at Port Phillip

Monique has been working as an early childhood educator at the City of Port Phillip for the ... read more

Tell Us About Labour Hire at Your Workplace

Tell Us About Labour Hire at Your Workplace

The use of Labour Hire, including Agency staff, undermines our collective strength. Labour ... read more

2019 ASU Delegates Conference

2019 ASU Delegates Conference

ASU workplaces from right across Victoria and Tasmania, and representing all of our industries ... read more

2019 ASU Delegate Award Winners

2019 ASU Delegate Award Winners

An important part of our recent Delegates Conference was recognising the work of outstanding ... read more

Media Release – Andrews Must Rule Out Privatising VicRoads

The Australian Services Union has today lashed out at the Andrews ‘Labor’ Government for ... read more

Maribyrnong CC – Overwhelming Support For Industrial Action

We have just received the results from the Australian Electoral Commission and members at ... read more

Good News on BADAC Enterprise Agreement

Enterprise agreement negotiations at Ballarat and District Aboriginal Cooperative (BADAC) has ... read more

Five things we get wrong with credit reports

Your credit report can be a valuable asset when you apply for a loan. But we still seem ... read more

Media Release – Wages Policy and MPs Pay Rise

Andrews Government Holds Down Workers Wages But Keeps MP Pay Rise Secret The Australian ... read more

Religious Freedoms Bill: Your Concerns

The Morrison Government’s draft Religious Freedoms bill is now available for viewing, and the ... read more

Fair Work Commission increases casual weekend and penalty rates by 25%

The Fair Work Commission had decided that all casuals working under the SCHDS Award should be ... read more

Union Win – Employer Recognising the Role of the ASU

ASU members at Child and Family Services (Cafs) in Ballarat are seeing the real value of ... read more

Superannuation Changes

On 1 July 2019, the Federal Government’s Protecting Your Super Package Act came  into effect. ... read more

Union Women

ASU members and their colleagues are invited to attend union training at the Victorian Trades ... read more

Global Climate Strike September 20

We proudly stand in solidarity with the school students from around Australia who will be ... read more

Seven ways to save money, and the planet

Seven ways to save money, and the planet

Climate data shows we could be up for our hottest year on record[1]. The good news is, it’s ... read more

Fighting for members at work and beyond

Our focus on delivering for members at work is absolute – we work only for the benefit of ... read more

Equal Pay Day

Today marks Equal Pay Day internationally. Here at the ASU we also celebrate our own Equal ... read more

ASU Career Launchpad – Upcoming Courses

ASU Career Launchpad – Upcoming Courses

The ASU Career Launchpad is your exclusive member only professional development program ... read more

Insourcing – bringing jobs back in house

The ASU is well known for our strong opposition to outsourcing public services. From local ... read more

Financial scams to look out for on your next trip

Here’s industry super fund-owned bank ME’s quick rundown on some common travel scams to ... read more

Nillumbik CC – Edendale Farm saved from privatisation attempt

In what can only be described as embarrassing for the Council officers who recommended market ... read more

2019 Delegates Conference

You're invited to the ASU Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities & Services Branch 2019 ... read more

ASU Delegate Awards 2019

To recognise the contribution and dedication of our delegates, we will be presenting the ... read more

Right to a fair hearing

The ASU protects, promotes and improvers the working conditions and entitlements of our ... read more

Councils Committed to Care

Latrobe City Council has joined a growing number of councils who are committed to delivering ... read more

ASU Submission to Royal Commission into Victoria’s Mental Health System

Over the past few years the ASU has fought hard for a viable, thriving psychosocial mental ... read more

Do you deal with angry or difficult customers at work?

Do you deal with angry or difficult customers at work?

Do you deal with angry or difficult customers at work? Or have you had to face client rage and ... read more

Feedback on PLSL Info Sessions

Feedback on PLSL Info Sessions

Thank you for attending the ASU Portable Long Service Leave Info (PLSL) Session. The ... read more

A message from Lisa and Billy

Right across Victoria and Tasmania the ASU has terrific workplace delegates. They support ... read more

Is your credit card giving you bang for your buck

Credit cards can be a useful money management tool – but only if your card is giving more than ... read more

ASU Election Finalised

The Australian Electoral Commission has finalised the election for the Australian Services ... read more

Statement from Lisa Darmanin and Billy King on Family Violence

For several years, our union has stood side by side with Rosie Batty in the fight to recognise ... read more

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