LATEST NEWS

The Australian Services Union has members in diverse industries: united for a stronger voice for workers.

Free NDIS and Mental Health Professional Development workshops

Free NDIS and Mental Health Professional Development workshops

The ASU has created a specialist NDIS and Mental Health team to support workers in NDIS ... read more

Tips for working when it’s hot outside

Tips for working when it’s hot outside

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

End of Year Message (TAS)

End of Year Message (TAS)

As the year comes to a close, we want to wish all members and their families a happy and safe ... read more

End of Year Message (VIC)

End of Year Message (VIC)

As the year comes to a close, we want to wish all members and their families a happy and safe ... read more

Good Faith Bargaining at North East Water goes to Fair Work Commission

Good Faith Bargaining at North East Water goes to Fair Work Commission

The ASU recently participated in a conference before Commissioner Lee, about an application ... read more

Activism against gender-based violence

Activism against gender-based violence

As part of the international 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, ASU staff ... read more

Federal Government must commit to Community Mental Health funding

Federal Government must commit to Community Mental Health funding

On 30 June next year funding for vital mental health programs such as Personal Helpers and ... read more

Delegate Profile: Corinn Strating

Delegate Profile: Corinn Strating

Unions have always been a part of my life. My parents are strong unionists, both coming from ... read more

Inventive Recruitment Strategies

Inventive Recruitment Strategies

At a recent delegates training course creative recruiting strategies were explored. A task was ... read more

Leisure Update

Leisure Update

As warmer weather approaches and everyone heads over to our local leisure centres it is a ... read more

Your Rights when your employer contemplates outsourcing!

Your Rights when your employer contemplates outsourcing!

The ASU strongly opposes outsourcing and is fighting to Keep Services Council. We have had some read more

City of Port Phillip Home Care

City of Port Phillip Home Care

Victorian local government has been a player in the provision of home care services to their ... read more

Moonee Valley Council Depot Saved (for now)!

Moonee Valley Council Depot Saved (for now)!

In a triumph of common sense over bad decision making, ASU members at the Moonee Valley City ... read more

Women and Super Delegation

Women and Super Delegation

A few weeks ago, a group of ASU women met with the Shadow Minister for Financial Services Clare read more

Recent Victorian Election Campiagn

Recent Victorian Election Campiagn

During the recent Victorian election ASU members campaigned for stronger workplace protections ... read more

Anna Stewart Memorial Project Report October 2018

Anna Stewart Memorial Project Report October 2018

The Anna Stewart Memorial Project is a collaboration between unions and the Victoria Trades ... read more

Let’s step up our campaign to scrap the cap

Let’s step up our campaign to scrap the cap

The ASU will immediately seek an urgent meeting with the new local government minister, and ... read more

City of Greater Geelong Bullying Notice

City of Greater Geelong Bullying Notice

It has come to our attention that there are a number of concerns within the workplace in ... read more

Citywide Underpayments

Citywide Underpayments

Some Citywide members have been significantly under paid their shift penalties and overtime ... read more

Equal Pay 7th Anniversary

Equal Pay 7th Anniversary

We are celebrating this week, leading up to the seventh anniversary of ASU Equal Pay ... read more

Home and Community Care- Maribyrnong City Council Hobsons Bay City Council

Home and Community Care- Maribyrnong City Council Hobsons Bay City Council

The ASU has been continuing to campaign locally to apply pressure on Maribyrnong and Hobson Bay read more

ASU Media Release: Just Transition

ASU Media Release: Just Transition

Good news for our members who work in power stations and also for ASU members and their ... read more

Hume Split

Hume Split

This election, ASU Members in Hume need to put the Liberals last. Prior to the last state ... read more

ASU will be Walking Against Family Violence this Friday 23 November 2018

ASU will be Walking Against Family Violence this Friday 23 November 2018

The ASU has a long history of the prevention of violence campaign and has been involved from ... read more

South East Cluster Home Care Network

South East Cluster Home Care Network

In response to member’s requests the ASU is organising a Home Care Network in your region. ... read more

Nillumbik Shire Council Proposed major change to kerbside waste collection

Nillumbik Shire Council Proposed major change to kerbside waste collection

The ASU has received notification from Nillumbik Shire Council of the potential the Council ... read more

ASU Tasmanian Update

ASU Tasmanian Update

Under new local and branch level leadership the reinvigorated ASU Vic/Tas Tasmanian team have ... read more

ASU Site visit – RSPCA Launceston

ASU Site visit – RSPCA Launceston

ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Kath Ryman will be holding a lunch time site visit at RSPCA ... read more

Win for ASU Members at Moonee Valley City Council!

Win for ASU Members at Moonee Valley City Council!

In what was a triumph of common sense over impulsive and ill-conceived decision making, ASU ... read more

Aged Care Metropolitan Delegates Network Meeting

Aged Care Metropolitan Delegates Network Meeting

The Australian Services Union invites all Aged Care Metropolitan Delegates to our next network ... read more

Vote no to show the Aurora Energy what you think of their tactics

Vote no to show the Aurora Energy what you think of their tactics

The ASU strongly urges you to VOTE NO when the ballot opens on Friday 16 November 2018! The ... read more

ASU urges Aurora Energy members to Vote No again!

ASU urges Aurora Energy members to Vote No again!

After a first successful No Vote in September, the ASU is urging employees at Aurora Energy to ... read more

Asbestos found at Tasmanian Council

Asbestos found at Tasmanian Council

Multiple employees at a Tasmanian Council were exposed to asbestos fibres during the course of ... read more

We say “union”, you say “power”!

We say “union”, you say “power”!

The ASU were front and centre as Tasmanian workers stood up and fought back at Change the Rules read more

Safe Steps Leadership Removed Following DHHS Review

Safe Steps Leadership Removed Following DHHS Review

Safe Steps family violence response centre is the State-wide family violence crisis service and read more

Community Health Centre Multi Business Agreement

Community Health Centre Multi Business Agreement

Following a couple of years of bargaining and waiting for the Fair Work commission (FWC) to ... read more

ASU takes fight Canberra to save mental health services

ASU takes fight Canberra to save mental health services

ASU community mental health delegates Tanya and Nick went with ASU Branch Coordinator Leon ... read more

Five signs you could be saving more

Five signs you could be saving more

Is it time to show your savings some love? Check out industry super fund-owned bank ME’s five ... read more

It’s a busy time at Parks Vic!

It’s a busy time at Parks Vic!

It’s a busy time at Parks Victoria, and your Union is involved in a number of issues. Organiser read more

Brimbank City Council Home Care Workers Meeting

Brimbank City Council Home Care Workers Meeting

The Australian Service Union invites Home and Community Care Staff at Brimbank City Council to ... read more

ASU members lead the way to Change the Rules at huge rally

ASU members lead the way to Change the Rules at huge rally

More than 170,000 Victorians jammed Melbourne’s CBD to demand workers get their fair share ... read more

City of Greater Geelong

City of Greater Geelong

The ASU is concerned that City of Greater Geelong has skirted proper processes to place an ... read more

Health and Safety Representative Conference a huge success

Health and Safety Representative Conference a huge success

The fourth Health and Safety Representative conference was held in late October. This was the ... read more

Meet ASU Delegate Pat Dunne

Meet ASU Delegate Pat Dunne

Pat is ASU Delegate and Coordinator of Investigations Unit at Bayside City Council. Pat has ... read more

Meet ASU Delegate June Cozens

Meet ASU Delegate June Cozens

June is a Senior Library Services and Programs Officer at Brimbank City Council where she has ... read more

Aged care campaign gathers strength

Aged care campaign gathers strength

The ASU has stepped up its campaign to stop Councils outsourcing aged care services. Wherever ... read more

Delegates conference

Delegates conference

The annual ASU Conference was held on 10th and 11th of October, to meet, learn and plan for the read more

Attention: North East ASU Members and Delegates

Attention: North East ASU Members and Delegates

The ASU will be supporting the following ACTION and request members and Delegates to attend. ... read more

What’s going on at Moreland Council?

What’s going on at Moreland Council?

Moreland Delegate Meetings ASU organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio is currently in discussions ... read more

Aurora Energy – Update meetings on your Enterprise Agreement

Aurora Energy – Update meetings on your Enterprise Agreement

Following the Vote on your Enterprise Agreement being postponed by management, the ASU will be ... read more

Carers Victoria ASU Members EA Update November 2018

Carers Victoria ASU Members EA Update November 2018

Please note there will be EA update meetings at Carers Vic listed next week. All members and ... read more

Broad Spectrum Members’ Meeting

Broad Spectrum Members’ Meeting

The ASU invites all members at Broad Spectrum Mornington to a members meeting. Please come ... read more

Melton City Council Home Care Workers Meeting

Melton City Council Home Care Workers Meeting

The Australian Service Union invites Home and Community Care Staff at Melton Council to an ... read more

Melton terms and conditions in 2019 – Agreement Negotiations due to start

Melton terms and conditions in 2019 – Agreement Negotiations due to start

The EBA negotiations are fast approaching as the agreement expires in June 2019.  This lead up ... read more

Aurora Energy Enterprise Agreement – VOTE NO!

Aurora Energy Enterprise Agreement – VOTE NO!

SLIP SLOP RECHARGE YOUR PAY! We urge all members to VOTE NO as you deserve a better pay ... read more

Community Health Centres

Community Health Centres

Following a couple of years of bargaining and waiting for the Fair Work commission (FWC) to ... read more

Royal Commission into Mental Health

Royal Commission into Mental Health

ANDREWS’ GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCE ROYAL COMMISSION INTO MENTAL HEALTH The Andrews Labor government ... read more

Pay Rise Rally

Pay Rise Rally

If you only go to one rally in your life, make sure it’s this one. On October 23, ... read more

ASU wins clarity for Perm Part Time Irregular workers & more

ASU wins clarity for Perm Part Time Irregular workers & more

ASU members and delegates working together have at long last got the matter of all staff on ... read more

Full Bench decision on Family Friendly Clause

Full Bench decision on Family Friendly Clause

The ACTU has been running a test case for all Australian workers in an effort to remove the ... read more

Maribyrnong and Hobson’s Bay – Aged Care Crisis!

Maribyrnong and Hobson’s Bay – Aged Care Crisis!

Maribyrnong and Hobson’s Bay have recently put their Home and Community Care services out to ... read more

ASU Tasmanian Delegates Training

ASU Tasmanian Delegates Training

The last week of the month, ASU delegates from a wide range of industries spent 3 days at the ... read more

Further changes within TasWater

Further changes within TasWater

The ASU has been notified by TasWater of further preliminary decisions made under the Retail ... read more

Online Access Centres Tasmania

Online Access Centres Tasmania

Did you know that 20% of Tasmanians are still is without internet Access? Yes 20%! So what do ... read more

ASU Women front and centre at the Unions Tasmania 2018 Women’s conference!!

ASU Women front and centre at the Unions Tasmania 2018 Women’s conference!!

An impressive delegation of Tasmanian ASU women joined over 100 women unionists from across ... read more

Tasmanian ALP Conference

Tasmanian ALP Conference

All five Tasmanian ASU representatives attended the Australian Labor Party State Conference in ... read more

Australia Needs a Pay Rise Rally

Australia Needs a Pay Rise Rally

Whilst more than 50 Council Officers (mostly CEO’s & Directors) earn as much as or more ... read more

Change the Rules Tasmania

Change the Rules Tasmania

Our ACTU Branch Secretary Sally Mc Manus was in Hobart to connect with the union members ... read more

7 steps to rein in living costs

7 steps to rein in living costs

Try these simple strategies from industry super fund-owned bank ME to manage bills without ... read more

What is the role of an ASU Delegate?

What is the role of an ASU Delegate?

As we head towards the ASU Delegates Conference in October you may have wondered “what is the ... read more

Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

Australia’s First Gender Equality Bill: Have Your Say

The Andrews Labor Government is enshrining gender equality in law for the first time in ... read more

Meet our Tasmanian team!

Meet our Tasmanian team!

Meet our wonderful, dedicated and hard working Tasmanian team! (L-R) New North West ASU ... read more

Mental Health Update

Mental Health Update

The ASU have been campaigning around the defunding of Mental Health Community Support Services ... read more

Log In

ASU Facebook

1 day ago

ASUVicTas

ASU delegates and members from Nillumbik, and ASU staff turning up at tonight’s Council Meeting to show their support for members providing Kerbside Waste Services. Standing up for keeping council jobs in house and no privatisation of waste in Nillumbik!! In the Bin!! 💪

UPDATE: after 3 hours of waiting for the waste management item to come up, and some debate on the issue, Councillors voted 5-2 to proceed with market testing. But hey, the Mayor said our members do such a great job they’ve got nothing to worry about. If only it were so simple, but the fight’s not over. Fair Work here we come. Watch this space comrades...well done to all the members who lasted the distance past 10:30, solidarity!👏👏
... See MoreSee Less

ASU delegates and members from Nillumbik, and ASU staff turning up at tonight’s Council Meeting to show their support for members providing Kerbside Waste Services. Standing up for keeping council jobs in house and no privatisation of waste in Nillumbik!! In the Bin!! 💪
UPDATE: after 3 hours of waiting for the waste management item to come up, and some debate on the issue, Councillors voted 5-2 to proceed with market testing. But hey, the Mayor said our members do such a great job they’ve got nothing to worry about. If only it were so simple, but the fight’s not over. Fair Work here we come. Watch this space comrades...well done to all the members who lasted the distance past 10:30, solidarity!👏👏

 

Comment on Facebook

Solidarity from Tassie! ✊

Carl Cowie, kicking more jobs to the curb. Not on our watch! Mornington Peninsula shire were happy to see the back of him. Nillumbik ASU members will see him off here too! #kickCarltothecurb

3 days ago

ASUVicTas

ASU Aged Care campaigning continues by home carer and union delegate Wendy Phillips and Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin successfully amending national ALP Platform with additional workforce protections, investigation into continuing local government role in Victoria, measures to address abuse of older Australians and more! ... See MoreSee Less

ASU Aged Care campaigning continues by home carer and union delegate Wendy Phillips and Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin successfully amending national ALP Platform with additional workforce protections, investigation into continuing local government role in Victoria, measures to address abuse of older Australians and more!

 

Comment on Facebook

Great news!

fantastic wendy...

Great work Lisa Darmanin and Wendy Phillips. Keep up the pressure.

Go team!