In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay increases on our Award wages be phased in over eight years – with the final instalment in December 2020.

When ASU members won Equal Pay, state and federal government set aside special funds to cover our new higher rates of pay. This guaranteed funding until 2020. Now it’s clear that the federal government has not budgeted to lift the funding of programs into the future.

Now more than ever during the pandemic, your work must be valued. We want a sustainable sector that thrives on secure funding and a secure workforce.

The federal budget is due in October, so we must act now to Save Equal Pay.

If Equal Pay is not funded, jobs and services will be under threat.

Join other ASU members for an online Zoom briefing to hear about the next steps in our campaign to Save Equal Pay.

DATE: Thursday 27 August
TIME: 12.00pm

We need you to come to this important meeting so that you can be part of the plan for how we are going to put pressure on the government to win.

We fought to win Equal Pay. We will fight to protect it.

It is quick and easy for anyone who is not yet a member to join online at

For more information or to provide feedback please contact:
Your active ASU Delegates: Greg Lewis, Ian Cooper, Susan Nelson, Linda Forbes or
ASU Organiser Charlie Volpe | 0428 734 459 |

The ASU recruitment competition is underway until September, $500 is up for grabs for the member who recruits the most new people. 

Need advice about COVID-19? Check out the ASU community sector resource page

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