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Gender Transition Clause Workshop

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

Gender Transition Clause Workshop Registration

As a union, we do not believe anyone should lose work for living as their true selves. The ... read more

Enterprise Agreement Negotiations at VicRoads

Negotiation for a new enterprise agreement is happening right now at VicRoads, and ASU members ... read more

Every worker deserves a fair pay rise

Seven Tasmanian councils have frozen workers wages, and the ASU is campaigning to get ... read more

ASU campaigning ‘For the Workers’ in the north west

The ASU’s team of Tasmanian organisers was recently in the north west of the state ... read more

The State Budget Must be Fair For Women Workers

The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly bad for women workers. Whether it’s women workers ... read more

Save Equal Pay – ASU members win!

The recent Federal Government budget announced that the Morrison Government would lift base ... read more

Salvo’s Delegate Network Established

ASU Salvation Army delegates recently set up their own network to tackle obstacles to ... read more

Win for Stonnington’s Early Years Team

ASU members who look after the care, welfare and education of littlies in the City of ... read more

Recent ASU submissions relevant to local government

The Australian Services Union is an innovative and forward-thinking organisation that takes on ... read more

Delegate Profile – Andrea Davies

Andrea Davies has been an ASU delegate for 15 of her 21 years at Broadspectrum- Mornington ... read more

Health & Safety Representative Meeting – 19 Nov

The ASU invites you to our Health and Safety Representative meeting. DATE: Thursday 19 November read more

Book quarantining: Should we do it? How do we get it?

It’s been a great month for Victoria as case numbers are consistently hitting single figures, ... read more

Boroondara CC – FWC Update – Phase 2 & Phase 3 Impacted Staff

Final Issues with Phase 2 Required ASAP The ASU had constructive engagement with Boroondara ... read more

Western Water – City West Water Merger

The ASU is aware that you have just been informed that the state government intend to merge ... read more

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic on working women

The Geelong Women Unionist Network sisters warmly invite you to our on-line forum on the ... read more

ASU Enterprise Bargaining Meeting at Foundation House

Enterprise bargaining negotiations have started up again at Foundation House. ASU members and ... read more

Boroondara – Phase 2 & 3 Urgent Update

The ASU has received queries from concerned members about council’s Organisation Design – read more

Port Phillip City Council ASU Children’s Services Update

Following the recent members meeting, the ASU attended a meeting with management today to ... read more

City of Casey EA Update

Following the successful NO vote, your ASU delegates and officials met with City of Casey last ... read more

Melbourne City Council COVID-19 ADOs Update

The ASU has written to, and have also lodged a dispute with, Council for the reinstatement of ... read more

Glenorchy City Council ASU Update & Meetings

Acting Premier Jeremey Rockliff speaking on public sector union won wage increases said: “We ... read more

Boroondara ASU Organisation Re-Design Stage 2 Update

Thank you to those that came along to the well-attended ASU meeting held on 19 October 2020. ... read more

Local Government & Energy Delegate Awards 2020

This has been a year like we have never encountered before. ASU delegates have had to respond ... read more

Wintringham Enterprise Agreement Meeting

The ASU will be holding a Zoom meeting for members at Wintringham to discuss the recently ... read more

City of Launceston EA – Additional ASU Log of Claims meetings

In preparation for bargaining ASU Organiser, Kath Milbourne will be holding meetings across the read more

Berry Street Northern Family Violence team members only meeting

ASU members in the Berry Street Northern Family Violence team seek to meet to discuss team ... read more

Yarra City Council Delegate Election Outcome

The ASU is proud to announce that Cary Longman has now been elected as an ASU Delegate. ... read more

Stonnington City Council Delegate Election Outcome

The ASU is proud to announce that Ash Coen and Nikki Murray have now been elected as ASU ... read more

Uniting ReGen ASU meeting to discuss AOD major change

ASU members in the AOD team at Uniting Regen should now have received a change impact statement read more

ASU Delegate Election at Stonnington City Council: Nomination of Steve Robertson.

On Thursday 22 October 2020 ASU member Steve Robertson formally nominated to become an ASU ... read more

ASU Delegate Election at Boroondara City Council: Nomination of Rachel Sergi

On Monday 19 October 2020 ASU member Rachel Sergi formally nominated to become an ASU delegate ... read more

Moonee Valley EA Update and Member Meeting

It’s been a huge week at Moonee Valley with a new structure being released earlier this week. A read more

ASU Moira Enterprise Agreement Update

The last meeting for your new EA was held on 14 October 2020. Management put a new offer of ... read more

Finally – Portable Long Service Leave for Community Health Centres

Workers engaged under the SCHCaDS Award at Community Health Centres now have portable long ... read more

cohealth proposed changes to the Needle Syringe Program

The ASU has been notified that cohealth is proposing changes to the Needle Syringe Program, ... read more

Whittlesea Staff Consultative Committee response to PDP Issues

At a recent Staff Consultative Committee meeting, the ASU raised concerns that staff behaviour ... read more

City of Port Phillip Staff Consultative Committee Report Back

The ASU and your delegate team attended the SCC meeting on Wednesday 21 October. Fixed Term ... read more

The state budget must deliver secure work for workers

The insecurities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded the already insecure ... read more

The state budget must deliver secure work for women

The insecurities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic have compounded the already insecure ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – Christmas Shutdown Overreach – ASU Response

On 8 October CEO Aaron van Egmond circulated an email to all staff advising of an “Annual ... read more

City West Water Meeting & Customer Experience Survey

The ASU acknowledges and appreciates your role as one of City West Water’s frontline staff ... read more

Royal Commission into Aged Care Submission Summary

The ASU has now made 4 submissions to the Royal Commission into Aged Care – the last ... read more

Max Solutions – EBA negotiations completed

Negotiations for a new EBA at Max Solutions which commenced in August 2020 were completed on ... read more

Maribyrnong CC – Reminder of Meeting today at 3.00pm

We’re getting in touch to remind you that the ASU will be running an online member meeting ... read more

Cardinia EA Update, Member Zoom & Delegate Call Out

What’s happening? Your union is negotiating a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) at Cardinia. The ... read more

City of Greater Geelong EBA rollover proposal out to vote

You should by now have received a copy of a proposed 1-year EBA rollover, along with a guide ... read more

Boroondara ASU Organisation Re-Design Stage 2 Urgent Meeting Notice

The ASU wrote to Council last week to provide your feedback and concerns regarding the proposed read more

Manningham EA Update Meetings – New Pay Offer and Bargaining Progress

The ASU has sought Council approval to hold two paid meetings next week to discuss next steps ... read more

Wintringham Enterprise Agreement Meeting

The ASU will be holding an online meeting for ASU members at Wintringham. Following discussions read more

Have a chat with the new Victorian Minister for Local Government

The ASU has secured a meeting for ASU delegates in local government to meet with the new ... read more

City of Launceston EA Bargaining – Important information from the ASU

Bargaining for your Enterprise Agreement is commencing soon. As an ASU member, you are ... read more

Central Coast Council ASU Meeting – EBA Negotiations

Your ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding meetings across Central Coast Council. The ... read more

On the Line Workplace Culture Survey

Delegates have been in regular and active discussions with Fiona Dickson and Paul Flavel to ... read more

Major change proposal at Uniting ReGen

The ASU has been advised consultation will commence this week with Uniting ReGen staff about ... read more

Mansfield Shire Council ASU Members’ Meeting

The ASU is holding a paid time meeting to discuss the Mansfield Shire Council EA process and ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Stonnington City Council

On Tuesday 13 October 2020 ASU members Ash Coen and Nikki Murray formally nominated to become ... read more

ASU Meetings at West Coast Council

ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy and ASU Tasmanian Co-Ordinator Aaron De La Torre will be holding ... read more

For the Workers Campaign Launch: TOMORROW – Thursday 15 Oct

The ASU invites you to participate in our week of action across Tasmania next week. This action read more

ASU Housing and Homelessness Network Meeting

Last Tuesday night the Federal Government announced the budget for the next 12 months. Social ... read more

ASU Members Round the Grounds @ Stonnington City Council

Early Years Council notified employees to advise they are proposing to change their working ... read more

ASU Organisation Re-Design Stage 2 Update @ Boroondara City Council

Thank you to those that attended the ASU meeting held on 7th October 2020 and for all your ... read more

New ASU Delegate Nomination at Yarra City Council

ASU member Cary Longman has formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Yarra City Council. read more

New ASU Delegate is Formally Elected at Boroondara City Council

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU member Giuseppe Luppino has now been formally elected ... read more

Moira EA Update

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO, NO! Council has rejected virtually all of your log of claims, which is a ... read more

ASU Union Meeting at Wintringham

Online meeting next Monday the 12th of October starting  at 3:30 PM You are invited to an ... read more

ASU members like you save equal pay

Following a campaign by ASU members like you the federal government have finally listened and ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Calling all ASU Childrens Services Members!

Thank you to all the early learning educators at the City of Port Phillip who have played a ... read more

ASU Member Update: Kingston – Workcover claims and Psychological injuries

With the amount of bullying behaviour being reported at Kingston recently, there has been a ... read more

VICROADS EA9 – Offer from management

After many weeks of negotiations, VicRoads management has provided a new offer to ASU regarding read more

BREAKING: Save Equal Pay campaign WIN

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

ASU Members Meeting At Maribyrnong City Council

Over the last few months, your ASU delegates have been meeting with management fortnightly to ... read more

ASU Organisation Re-Design Stage 2 Meeting Notice @ Boroondara City Council

The ASU can confirm that Council have provided us with some further information as requested ... read more

CoPP sought to close down the whole Council and the ASU said no!

Recently the City of Port Phillip tried to impose an annual close down that would have applied ... read more

Benetas – Proposed Changes to the Community, Health and Care Portfolio

The ASU has been advised of proposed changes to the Community, Health and Care (CHC) portfolio ... read more

Nationwide ASU Member Post-Budget Briefing

Nationwide ASU Member Post-Budget Briefing Next week’s federal budget is critical to the future read more

Port Phillip doesn’t value its library staff !

Last week the ASU and delegates met with Council to discuss concerns for library staff who are ... read more

Brotherhood of St Laurence Meeting: Funding cuts could slash sector jobs

If Equal Pay is not funded in the upcoming budget, jobs and services will be cut. The Equal Pay read more

Glenorchy ASU Survey: Enterprise Bargaining for your pay and conditions at work.

Congratulations. ASU members went all the way to Fair Work in the pursuit to have a say and ... read more

City of Melbourne ASU COVID-19 Update October 2020

The ASU and your Delegate team attended a meeting on 30th September. Delegates have reported ... read more

Maribyrnong Council Candidates Forum Update

On Wednesday the ASU hosted a forum for hopeful Maribyrnong Council candidates to answer ... read more

inTouch Consultation Update

The ASU has been advised consultation will commence this week with inTouch staff about a ... read more

Community Care Delegate’s Online Meeting

With the end of the second wave in Victoria hopefully in sight, the ASU has set up an online ... read more

Central Highlands Water – Have your say on a new EA

Your views are needed. Please tell us what changes you want to make the Central Highlands Water read more

Your Wages & Conditions at Wintringham ASU meeting next week

You are invited to an online meeting to discuss the proposal from management regarding the ... read more

Central Highlands Enterprise Bargaining for YOUR pay and conditions

Your ASU bargaining team participated in the second Central Highlands Council Enterprise ... read more

VicRoads members delivering vital service

While Victoria has been in an extended lockdown due to COVID19, ASU members at VicRoads are ... read more

HSRs – Occupational Health & Safety Conference

The 2020 Occupational Health & Safety Conference, run by Victorian Trades Hall Council, is ... read more

Delegate profile – Doc at Gippsland Water

Doc has been a union member for his whole working life, and he’s also an ASU a delegate at ... read more

Nominations Open: 2020 Tasmanian ASU Delegate/Member Awards

Nominations for the 2020 ASU Member and Delegate Awards are now open. This is your chance to ... read more

Federal Court sides with unions in Qantas JobKeeper case

On 24 September 2020, the Federal Court ruled that Qantas misinterpreted S 789GDA of the Fair ... read more

A fresh start at Glamorgan Spring Bay Council?

The issues at Glamorgan Spring Bay Council on Tasmania’s East Coast are well known to most in ... read more

What happens if we don’t Save Equal Pay?

ASU members are fighting to save equal pay. But what happens if we aren’t able to get the ... read more

DVRCV and DVVic delegates get active during organisational merge

What do a Disability Inclusion Advisor, a PVAW (Prevention of Violence Against Women) Trainer ... read more

ASU provides vital help for workers’ injury claims at the Salvos in Geelong

Workers compensation can be a daunting and complex area of workplace relations, as recently ... read more

Health and Safety Matters – a profile on Simon Hume

Health & Safety Reps make a real difference to safer workplaces. They are elected by their ... read more

Member Info Re Council Elections

It’s Council election time again. As residents and/or ratepayers you are all eligible to vote ... read more

We’re Getting Insecure Jobs Made into Permanent Jobs

Local Government workers provide essential services, but too many of these workers are employed read more

City of Launceston EA – ASU Log of Claims meetings

As per the ASU/City of Launceston MOU, it is proposed that bargaining for your new Enterprise ... read more

Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement Update Meetings

The ASU and AWU will be holding meetings to update you on the next step in bargaining for your ... read more

Frankston City Council Excessive Use of Casuals

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Update on Aged Care Retention Bonus

The Aged Care Retention Bonus is an initiative of the Commonwealth Government originally ... read more

Single Site Arrangements Extended for Residential Care Workers

Timeline extended As members would be aware the Commonwealth Government made a recommendation, ... read more

Boroondara City Council Organisation Re-Design Stage 2 Update

The ASU has been notified that Council is undertaking an Organisation review and are in stage 2 read more

Moonee Valley Organisational Review and Staff Survey Update

On Monday afternoon your delegates attended a Central Consultative Committee meeting with your ... read more

Maribyrnong City Council Online Candidates Forum

With Local Council elections coming up, your union is running a candidate forum in Maribyrnong ... read more

Stonnington City Council Availability Allowance Dispute

The ASU put into dispute an interpretation issue regarding a specific clause in Appendix 5 ... read more

Have you registered for the OHS Representatives’ Conference?

The Occupational Health and Safety Conference which has been approved by WorkSafe Victoria is ... read more

Important Good Shepherd Members Update: Parental Leave Win

Your ASU Delegates and Organiser recently met with Human Resources. This meeting was to discuss read more

Wellways ASU Update: Payroll Errors

The ASU has been contacted by Wellways to advise that they have recently identified two payroll read more

St John Ambulance Tasmania – Important ASU information

Some important workplace matters are happening at St John Ambulance. Excessive Workloads ... read more

Derwent Valley – Enterprise Bargaining Update and New Delegates Elected

Enterprise Bargaining Update Yesterday, ASU officials Aaron and Samantha visited DVC workgroups read more

New COVID-19 ASU Resources to Assist Delegates

We are rejoicing at the lowering daily COVID cases, knowing that every day these numbers drop ... read more

ASU Women’s Network Meeting – Gendered Violence in the Workplace

We‘ve made it easier than ever for members to connect with the ASU Women’s Network from the ... read more

Hydro Tasmania & Momentum Energy – ASU Site Visit

ASU Organiser Karen Tantari will be visiting the offices at Cambridge to meet with Hydro ... read more

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Log of Claims Meeting

The ASU will be holding a member meeting via MS Teams to endorse the proposed Log of Claims, to read more

HSR Conference 2020

You can now register for the Section 69 approved 2020 OHS Conference, being held on October 27 ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Why are Libraries still on a reduced roster?

Members will know the ASU has been campaigning for library staff to be put back on their full ... read more

ASU North East/Gippsland Regional Update

We know it can be tough delivering frontline services, so ASU Organisers Jeff Dingli and Cindy ... read more

Stonnington City Council Uniform Review

The ASU received notification from Stonnington City Council that they are planning to undertake read more

Salvation Army Box Hill – Funding Cuts Could Slash Sector Jobs

The Equal Pay rises in December each year for workers in the Social; and Community Sector have ... read more

MiCare Meeting: Funding cuts could slash sector jobs

If Equal Pay is not funded in the upcoming budget, jobs and services will be cut. The Equal Pay read more

Latrobe City Council – Are you being heard in your workplace?

The ASU has identified that Early Learning/Children Services and Home Care members at Latrobe ... read more

New ASU organiser at Hepburn Shire Council

Being a member of the ASU means having an organisation by your side that has the experience and read more

Melton CC – New ASU organiser at Melton City Council

Being a member of the ASU means having an organisation by your side that has the experience and read more

ASU submission to the Inquiry into homelessness in Victoria

Congratulations on attending the ASU’s recent housing and homelessness meeting. We are now ... read more

A New Waste Authority for Victoria?

The Victorian Government is proposing to establish a new waste authority. DEWLP has released an read more

UAW Online Union Members Meeting

It was great to finally get some traction around members issues from management. This has been ... read more

Redundancies at Hobart Contact Centre

Earlier this week the ASU met again with Qantas management representatives to discuss the ... read more

YRSC Home care privatisation; Members meeting tomorrow

Last Friday the ASU held discussions with Members impacted by the notification of major change ... read more

Central Highlands Council Enterprise Bargaining ASU Update

Your ASU Union Bargaining team met with Central Highlands Council Management on Wednesday and ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Meeting at VincentCare Victoria

If Equal Pay is not funded in the upcoming budget, jobs and services will be cut. The Equal Pay read more

City of Greater Bendigo Plant Maintenance Allowance

Are you or a fellow workmate required to take charge of plant and carry out routine maintenance read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council – Councillor Pledge

Will the election of a new Mayor and the appointment of a new General Manager be a defining ... read more

Moorabool Shire Council Enterprise Bargaining Update

With the current Moorabool Shire Enterprise Agreement expiring on June 30, 2020, ASU bargaining read more

VicRoads – Regional Victoria – moving to step three

With the Premier’s announcement yesterday that regional Victoria is moving to step 3, ASU has ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at CoHealth Connecting Communities

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Update at VincentCare Victoria

If Equal Pay is not funded in the upcoming budget, jobs and services will be cut. The Equal Pay read more

Latrobe City Council – Happy Pay Day

It is time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Increase in services libraries can provide

For months we have been highlighting the important work of our library members during the ... read more

Derwent Valley Council ASU Site Visits to discuss your EBA negotiations

The ASU will be holding meetings across Derwent Valley Council worksites to discuss upcoming ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Haven Home Safe

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Central Highlands Council Draft log of claims

Bargaining for the replacement Central Highlands Enterprise Agreement commences this week. The ... read more

Casey City Council Enterprise Agreement Update

The ASU and other Unions met with Casey management a little over a week ago to recommence ... read more

Local Government delegates – Jobs and incomes under threat.

Our jobs and income have never felt more precious or under threat. As workplace union leaders ... read more

MPSC EA Update

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council management presented to unions at a recent meeting their ... read more

Crisis in Municipal Building Control Services

Over the last 10 months, we have been raising the issue of the crisis in Municipal Building ... read more

VicRoads EA9 Bargaining Continues

Negotiations are progressing around the new VicRoads Enterprise Agreement. Though we have been ... read more

Roadmap to re-opening workplaces

The state government have released their roadmap for re-opening workplaces. All going well ... read more

Cit of Port Phillip Reopening Libraries Update

Last week the State Government released its Roadmap to Recovery which included an update to ... read more

VicRoads COVID-19 Update

ASU Delegates are meeting weekly with VicRoads Management to discuss all of your concerns ... read more

North Richmond Community Health Newsletter

At a recent ASU members meeting there were many issues discussed including, OH&S issues in ... read more

Unions Tasmania Women’s Conference

The ASU warmly invites expressions of interest from women members to attend the annual Unions ... read more

Housing & Homelessness Meeting Wed 16 Sept

A lot is happening in the housing and homelessness sector right now. Working for Victoria, the ... read more

Assistant National Secretary, Linda White, departing the ASU

I am writing to let you know that our Assistant National Secretary, Linda White will be ... read more

Port Phillip CC -Update after Staff Consultative Committee meeting

Win for Fixed Term Contract Employees! ASU delegates and officials met on the 9th September for read more

ASU meeting on Thursday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

Yarra Ranges Shire Council proposes to privatise home care

The ASU has received notification of major change to the Home & Community Care Program for ... read more

Wyndham CC – New ASU organiser at Wyndham City Council

Being a member of the ASU means having an organisation by your side that has the experience and read more

ERMHA – Online ASU meeting tomorrow afternoon at ERMHA

You are invited to a meeting to discuss proposed changes to support worker Level 3 position ... read more

12,000 jobs are at stake. We need you to do one thing right now.

Breaking: if Equal Pay is not funded by the federal government past December, up to 12,000 ... read more

Commitment to no stand-downs at City of Melbourne!

The ASU and your Delegates attended the CoM Staff Consultation Committee on Monday 7 September. read more

ASU members at UAW successes!

Your representatives have been bringing the concerns of members to the Staff Consultative ... read more

Manningham City Council Enterprise Bargaining Update Meeting

The ASU will be holding two paid meetings to discuss the status of Enterprise Agreement ... read more

Banyule City Council EA Update

Your bargaining representatives met with management yesterday to continue negotiations of a new read more

Casual Employees Update

With 2020 providing some of the most difficult challenges we have faced, casual employees have ... read more

ASU meeting on Thursday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

Glen Eira City Council Aged Care Update

Congratulations and thanks for your incredible work during these challenging times. We are ... read more

Shepparton CC – ASU fighting for your right to a secure job

ASU delegates met last week to discuss important concerns about Shepparton members rights at ... read more

Mornington Peninsula Shire Aged Care Privatisation

A couple of months ago Council put out a tender to contract out home and community care for all read more

Port Phillip CC -Cuts to staff hours and unlawful fixed term contracts at CoPP

ASU delegates at the City of Port Phillip met last week to discuss the following. Libraries and read more

ASU meeting on Thursday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

ASU meeting on Thursday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

ASU meeting on Thursday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

ASU meeting on Thursday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

ASU meeting on Friday about changes to Covid-19 restrictions

Yesterday the state government announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

ASU meeting Friday on changes to Covid-19 restrictions

The state government yesterday announced the Roadmap to Re-opening. The ASU has been working ... read more

North Richmond Community Health – Notice of ASU Meeting

A meeting has been called for all members and interested staff at NRCH to discuss the many ... read more

UNION WIN: Bargaining to commence at Glenorchy City Council

The ASU and Council reported back to the Commission today in relation to our dispute on the ... read more

2020 ASU Tasmanian Delegate/Member Award Nominations

Nominations for the 2020 ASU Member and Delegate Awards are now open. This is your chance to ... read more

BSL Delegates – Virtual Intro to New ASU Campaigns Organiser

This is a virtual intro to new ASU Campaign Organiser Matthew Steen. Matt has joined the ASU ... read more

ASU Meetings at Sorell Council (Outdoor members)

ASU Organiser, Samantha Batchelor will be visiting to provide a union update and will be ... read more

ASU Meetings at Migrant Resource Centres TAS

ASU Organisers, Kath Milbourne and Samantha Batchelor will be visiting to provide a union ... read more

ASU Meetings at Brighton Council

ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be visiting to provide a union update and will be ... read more

ASU meeting next Friday on changes to Covid-19 restrictions

The state government will be announcing the Roadmap to Re-opening this Sunday. The ASU has been read more

ASU meeting next Thursday on changes to Covid-19 restrictions

The state government will be announcing the Roadmap to Re-opening this Sunday. The ASU has been read more

ASU meeting next Friday on changes to Covid-19 restrictions

The state government will be announcing the Roadmap to Re-opening this Sunday. The ASU has been read more

Junction Support Services – Save Equal Pay

I would like to introduce myself, I’m Matthew Steen your new campaign organiser for the mighty ... read more

Children’s Services Delegates Meeting

Since COVID-19 begun, Early Learning Educators across Local Government have faced many ... read more

Gippsland Water: It’s time to update our Agreement

On Tuesday 1 September, your union representatives Ben, Reece and Cindy met with management to ... read more

Win for Children Services!

Many Councils across the state operate Early Learning Centres (ELC) recognising the importance ... read more

Homr Care update and advice on direction to work at a single site

We understand many of our members do not work across multiple sites. This newsletter is for ... read more

Re-opening Local Government Safely

Yesterday the Premier announced that the government will release its reopening roadmap on next ... read more

Health and Safety Representative Meeting

The ASU invites you to our Health and Safety Representative meeting. DATE: Thursday 17 ... read more

Workers Compensation – Know Your Rights

We sat down with Henry Pill, an Associate at Hall Payne Lawyers, to discuss the workers’ ... read more

Good news at Glenorchy City Council

Rather than start negotiating on a new enterprise agreement, Glenorchy City Council brought in ... read more

‘FOR THE WORKERS ‘ – New ACTU Campaign

This pandemic has affected us all. But it is working people who have carried Australia through ... read more

Health and Safety is Union business

As part of the ASU’s ongoing commitment to the occupational health & safety of members, we ... read more

Delegate Profile – Simon Lund

My name is Simon Lund and have been a member of the Union movement for approx. 20 years.  I am ... read more

Delegate Profile – Benn Snell

Benn Snell is an Asset Officer at the Loy Yang Power Station and he’s been there for 12 years. ... read more

Delegate Profile – Marita Hagel

Over the last six and a half years at Melbourne City Mission, Marita Hagel has worked in a ... read more

Community Sector COVID-19 Charter

As the Covid-19 pandemic unfolds, workers in the community services sector are busier than ... read more

Home Care workers voices are being heard

The ASU has made four submissions to the Aged Care Royal Commission into Aged care Quality and ... read more

A win for Port Philip Children’s Services!

After a long drawn out review into the direct service provision of Children’s Services, Port ... read more

Champions in a Crisis

Victoria has been going through a very tough time. Still, through it all, members of the ASU ... read more

Banyule City Council Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Update

ASU Delegates and union bargaining representatives have been trying to negotiate a new ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Salvation Army Flagstaff Crisis Accommodation

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Update for ASU Library Members

A big thanks to everyone who came along to one of the Library Member Meetings this week, if ... read more

Update and advice on direction to work at a single site.

We understand many of our members do not work across multiple sites. This newsletter is for ... read more

Casey CC – Stands Down Lowest-Paid Workers Without Pay

City of Casey management has taken the disgraceful action of standing down its lowest-paid ... read more

Invitation: Eastern Workers Collective meeting (online event)

The ASU would like to invite all our members at Maroondah Council, Whitehorse Council and ... read more

Brimbank CC – CCW’s members meeting Tuesday 4pm

The ASU will be holding an online members’ meeting this coming Tuesday. The purpose of the ... read more

Some metro Councils continue to behave badly

Some Councils have stood workers down with no pay or limited assistance in response to stage 4 ... read more

Share Your Good Practice Pandemic Examples!

There’s lots of expectation on essential workers right now to meet all sorts of community needs read more

Cardinia SC – ASU Members Win

Our union is proud to be by your side and to announce a win! What’s happening? ✅  August: ASU, ... read more

Save Equal Pay – Nationwide Frontline Community and Disability Worker Meeting

In 2012 ASU members in community services and disability won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair ... read more

Glen Eira CC – Standing-down of 20 permanent library employees

The Glen Eira City Council announcement that 20 permanent library employees have been stood ... read more

Qantas and Jetstar to tender out some Airports ground operations work

Yesterday, Qantas Group made the shocking announcement. It intends to consider outsourcing ... read more

Glenorchy FWC Conciliation Outcome and Upcoming Union Meetings

The ASU met with Glenorchy City Council management at the Fair Work Commission this morning, ... read more

Frankston City Council – Stand Downs

Frankston City council have recently announced they will be standing down 18 staff from their ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Melbourne City Mission

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

CFA PTA UPDATE

In our previous email we described some serious concerns we have about the secondment ... read more

Submission to the Inquiry into Homelessness in Victoria

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

A win for Port Philip Children’s Services

After a long drawn out review into the direct service provision of Children’s Services, Port ... read more

Sunbury Community Health – Discussions with your CEO

Community sector workers just like you are performing critical work during the pandemic. ... read more

Boroondara City Council – Stand Downs

Boroondara City Council recently announced that 22 permanent School Crossing Supervisors have ... read more

Equal Pay Day Covid-19 Panel Discussion

Women have been disproportionately affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. Women already experience ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Berry Street

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Glenorchy City Council ASU Updates

Position Description Changes Have you been presented with changes to your Position Description ... read more

Darebin – Meeting About Darebin Fleet Policy

ASU Delegates and Officers met with Darebin management last week in regard to concerns about ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council EBA Member Meetings

MVCC has proposed a 12-month memorandum of understanding (MoU) in place of negotiating a new ... read more

Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement Report Back Meetings

The ASU and AWU will be holding meetings to provide a report back from the recent Enterprise ... read more

City of Port Phillip Roster Reductions

The City of Port Phillip has decided to reduce the roster requirements of its parking officers ... read more

Wangaratta Rural City Council – Do you want to be a delegate?

The finalising of the Wangaratta Sports and Aquatic Centre is a positive move for the city. It ... read more

BaptCare Tool of Trade Vehicle Changes

The ASU has been advised by some of our members that BaptCare is proposing to phase out tool of read more

Consultation continues at the FSU

ASU staff and representatives met with FSU Leadership on 20 August 2020 to continue discussions read more

Library Members Meeting Invite

The ASU will be holding a meeting of all ASU members in libraries, these meetings have been set read more

Glenorchy City Council ASU Update

Glenorchy City Council continue to freeze wages and delay Enterprise Bargaining Glenorchy City ... read more

Not a good start for Mornington Peninsula Shire Council

The ASU has written to your CEO this morning regarding a press release published yesterday by ... read more

ASU Concerns re FRV Ops Agreement

Late Monday, the Government agreed to final wording of a clause to go into the FRV Operations ... read more

COTA Enterprise Agreement Log of Claims Meeting

The ASU is about to start to bargain with management at COTA for a new Enterprise Agreement. We read more

The ASU will support council candidates who support you

Yesterday the Victorian Government announced that local government elections would go ahead. ... read more

Stonnington City Council – Stand-downs

Stonnington City Council recently announced that a further 30 permanent employees within the ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Salvation Army Crossroads – Coburg

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Hobsons Bay News for ASU members – August 2020

EBA Update The ASU wrote to management on 7 July outlining member expectations for a 2-year ... read more

Community Sector COVID-19 Charter

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, workers like you in the community services sector are busier ... read more

Greater Shepparton City Council Members Meeting

The Australian Services Union will be holding a members meeting to discuss member issues around read more

Moreland News for ASU members – August 2020

ASU consistently turning up to support members Only a licensed plumber can hook up a gas stove ... read more

Brimbank News for ASU members – August 2020

ASU Win Only a licensed plumber can hook up a gas stove and only a registered union like the ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council – Health and Wellbeing

The last six months haven’t been easy, and people who have had to work through the pandemic are read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Good Shepherd

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Bethany

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Launch Housing

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Wyndham News for ASU members – August 2020

Delegates applaud CEO’s decision to continue supporting employees. The ASU delegates committee ... read more

Canon – Forced Leave Arrangements in Melbourne

On the 12 August, Michael Rizzo from the ASU National Office in Melbourne, received a call from read more

Qantas Consultation Outcomes for Team Leaders in Hobart

The ASU is consulting with Qantas around the proposed reduction of three Team Leaders in ... read more

CoGG ASU Member Meetings

Having reviewed the draft proposed pay offer and leave management clause, it is time to discuss read more

TasWater – Proposed Changes to On-Call Roster Cycle in the South

TasWater has initiated consultation with the ASU and impacted employees concerning proposed ... read more

Hobart City Council STORMWATER – Change to Start and Finish Times

The ASU has been made aware of changes to the Stormwater crew’s start and finish times. This ... read more

Save Equal Pay & Membership Growth Briefing – Centre for Multicultural Youth

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Central Highlands Enterprise Bargaining Meetings – Your pay and conditions

You will have now received a copy of the Notice Employee Representational Rights (NERR) ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Anchor

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Cardinia Shire ASU Update

Making Negotiations Fair Your union, the ASU, and the Nurses Union, the ANMF, represented ... read more

Yarra Plently Regional Libraries Roster Change Process

The ASU has been assisting members who are potentially affected by the Roster Change process ... read more

Save Equal Pay & Membership Growth Briefing at Housing for the Aged Action Group

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Child & Family Services Ballarat

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

City of Melbourne ASU COVID-19 Update – August 2020

The ASU and your Delegates attended CoM staff consultation Committee on Monday 10 August. ... read more

FSU Announce Major Changes

ASU delegates and organisers met with FSU management yesterday to get an initial briefing on ... read more

City of Whittlesea ASU COVID-19 Update – August 2020

Access to new EBA entitlement The ASU and your Delegates have been meeting weekly with HR about read more

Delegate Profile – Ben from Gippsland Water

This is Ben and he is an ASU Delegate at Gippsland Water. He works at the water treatment plant read more

Victorian Public Service Agreement 2020

The Community and Public Sector Union and the State Government have reached agreement on the ... read more

VicRoads failing to keep workers Covid-19 safe

Hundreds of VicRoads staff and customers have repeatedly been put at risk by VicRoads dismissal read more

We need JobKeeper extended to Victorian local Government

With stage 4 restrictions in Melbourne and stage 3 restrictions reintroduced into regional ... read more

Registered Unions making a difference in Moreland

The process of getting a new enterprise agreement at Moreland is just kicking off. It’s ... read more

Insecure work wins are public health victories

ASU members have had big wins that are good for workers and good for the fight against ... read more

Mitchell Shire Council Enterprise Agreement Meeting

The Australian Services Union will be holding an important paid-time meeting. DATE: Monday 17 ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Centacare Ballarat

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Introducing Matt Steen

The ASU is excited to announce that Matt Steen recently joined the SACS team as a campaign ... read more

SACS COVID-19 Information

In addition to restrictions on how we can live our lives, the Victorian Government has released read more

ASU Members at Mackillop Family Services Stand Together

A large group of workers at Mackillop Family Services’ Family Relationship Service in ... read more

Delegate Profile – Stefan Johns

This month we feature an ASU stalwart, a delegate for nine years and a Civil Engineer for the ... read more

Tasmanian COVID-19 Recovery Survey

The ASU is collecting member’s thoughts on the Covid-19 pandemic and information about how it ... read more

Anna Stewart Memorial Project

Female and non-binary ASU members who are looking to develop their skills and knowledge, make ... read more

Housing & Homelessness Members Meeting Coming Up

Do you work in homelessness, housing or a connected role? A lot is happening in housing and ... read more

City of Greater Geelong Proposed Leave Management Changes

The ASU has received a number of questions about CoGG’s proposed leave management changes: Q: ... read more

Buloke Shire Council Member Update

COVID-19 The ASU is continuing to work “By Your Side” to ensure members’ safety. We are also ... read more

Breaking: ASU members vote to campaign to Save Equal Pay. Take action now!

ASU delegates and activists from across Australia met at a mass meeting where endorsed our ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council COVID-19 Update

Last month there was a confirmed case of COVID-19 among the Moonee Valley City Council staff. ... read more

Library liaison, new restrictions, and your new Organising Committee

Following a nomination process last month, we can now announce that the new Library Liaison ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Star Health

In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered that Equal Pay ... read more

Geelong Regional Library Corporation – Positive Covid-19 Case

You have probably heard already that there has been a confirmed Covid-19 case recorded at the ... read more

SAVE THE DATE: Tasmanian Regional Delegates Conference 2020

Tasmanian ASU Delegates are invited to save the date for the 2020 ASU Regional Delegates ... read more

COVID-19 exposure at Loy Yang A

The Australian Services Union is by your side. We are devastated that the workplace systems at ... read more

Brimbank City Council Meeting Notice

The ASU has forced Brimbank City Council to back down on a refusal to let the ASU on-site to ... read more

Information on Covid-19 and the Community Sector

On Sunday 2 August,  the Victorian Government announced restrictions on how Victorians will ... read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Visitor Centre Staff Zoom Briefing

The Australian Services Union will be holding an online Zoom briefing in relation Glamorgan ... read more

Working for Victoria COVID-19 Update

As we are sure you’re aware the Victorian State Government has increased COVID-19 restrictions ... read more

ASU DVRCV and DVVic joint member meeting

Just like the Spice Girls sang in their 1996 classic, the two member and delegate groups across read more

New information about who can work during Stage 4

On Monday the Victorian Government announced restrictions on who will be able to work outside ... read more

City of Melbourne Enterprise Agreement Survey

The City of Melbourne has withdrawn the in-principle agreement agreed by your ASU ... read more

Brimbank City Council – ASU organiser refused entry to operations depot

ASU organiser Will Wyatt was refused access to hold discussions with ASU members yesterday ... read more

It’s Time For A Fair Go For Frontline Cardinia Shire Council Employees

The ASU is going to the Fair Work Commission to stand up for you the workforce that is ... read more

Anglicare Tasmania 2020 Collective Agreement – ASU Update Meetings

ASU Tasmanian Social and Community Services Coordinator Kath Milbourne will be holding the ... read more

Casey CC – Rejection of Casey Management’s Substandard Agreement

The ASU would like to thank members who cast a ballot in the recent vote rejecting the adoption read more

Stonnington City Council Outdoor Members Meeting

The ASU will be holding an urgent ASU outdoor only members meeting. DATE: Wednesday 5 August ... read more

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

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

Glen Eira City Council Outdoor Members Meeting

The ASU will be holding an urgent management approved paid ASU Outdoor only members meeting. ... read more

NHVR – EA Ballot

Over the last few months your delegate team has been hard at work negotiating your Enterprise ... read more

Kingborough Council Enterprise Agreement Report Back Meetings

Following two bargaining meetings, the ASU will be holding further meetings to report back and ... read more

VicRoads – Positive Coronavirus test at Geelong Customer Service Centre

The Australian Services Union is aware that a staff member at the Geelong Customer Service ... read more

Banyule City Council Online Member Forum

The ASU will be hosting an online member forum at Banyule City Council. DATE: Thursday 6 August read more

Burnie City Council ASU Member Meetings – Indoors

ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding a paid time meeting via Zoom for all Indoor members ... read more

Consultation Continues With Qantas in Hobart

Yesterday, Thursday 30 July 2020, ASU Tasmanian Coordinator (Aaron De La Torre), National ... read more

Moreland CC – Enterprise Agreement Update

Negotiations have begun to Consolidate your enterprise agreement. The Registered Employee ... read more

Moorabool Shire Council EA Update

Yesterday, the ASU held a Moorabool Bacchus Marsh Depot meeting to discuss the next steps in ... read more

Mornington Peninsula SC – In-Home Aged Care Request For Tender

As you would be aware Council has issued a Request for Tender for a contractor to take your ... read more

ASU Community Sector Mass Meeting

ASU community sector members are invited to join in on one of two mass Zoom meetings next week. read more

Moonee Valley City Council Meeting Notice

The ASU will be holding another ASU member meeting. The purpose of this meeting is for you to ... read more

Crisis in Building Services

There is a crisis in local government building services. Colac-Otway Shire recently decided to ... read more

Pay reduction at Very Special Kids defeated!

The ASU legal team and members had a win in the Fair Work Commission today when VSK decided to ... read more

Important Home Care Delegates Meeting

The aged care workforce crisis has taken a dramatic turn for the worse under the COVID ... read more

Swan Hill Rural City Council – Representational Rights

Unfortunately, some areas of Swan Hill Rural City management are unaware of – or are ... read more

Aged care in Melbourne is being hit hard by this pandemic

Many of you will have been aware of the risks to yourself and your clients over the last few ... read more

Central Coast Council ASU Member Meetings re Wage increase offer

ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding paid time meetings at Central Coast Council to ... read more

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Log of Claims – We need your input

Negotiations for a replacement Enterprise Agreement (all agreements being consolidated back ... read more

City of Casey EA Newsletter

Things to consider when casting your vote on the proposed Enterprise Agreement City of Casey ... read more

Burnie City Council ASU Members Win

You should have heard by now that BCC Management team have agreed to give all staff 3 days ... read more

Congratulations Maribyrnong ASU members!

It is time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Horsham Rural City Council Staff Consultative Committee

As you may be aware, the Enterprise Agreement now allows for direct staff representation, as ... read more

Mental Health Royal Commission Survey

We know that it must seem that you have been inundated with surveys lately, but this one is ... read more

Yarra City Council members Winners!!

Earlier this year the ASU on behalf of members wrote to Council requesting they investigate ... read more

Brimbank CC – Online Meeting for ASU Members this Wednesday.

The ASU will be holding an online meeting for ASU members on Wednesday 29 July. While ... read more

Yarra Ranges SC – Online Meeting for ASU Members on Thursday.

The ASU will be holding an online meeting for ASU members Thursday. While Organisers are ... read more

Melbourne CC – Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Meeting

ASU representatives attended a “without prejudice” enterprise agreement meeting on the 14th of ... read more

Berry Street The Orange Door – Know Your Rights –COVID-19 and Work

The ASU has received queries from members about COVID-19, Stage 3 restrictions and what this ... read more

Qantas Announces Redundancy Plans – ASU Disagrees

The ASU today met with Qantas management in relation to consultation on proposed changes to the read more

City of Kingston ASU Members Meeting

Following on from a recent ASU delegates meeting, the ASU is holding an online member meeting ... read more

Moreland City Council Members’ Meeting

The Australian Services Union will be holding a membership meeting to discuss concerns about ... read more

Mental Health Services Telehealth Survey

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced changes to many aspects of our lives including the way that ... read more

Glenorchy City Council Indoor Member Meeting – Wage Freezes

The Australian Services Union will be holding the following meeting for Glenorchy City Council ... read more

Glenorchy City Council Outdoor Member Meeting – Wage Freezes

The Australian Services Union will be holding the following meeting for Glenorchy City Council ... read more

City of Casey Members Meeting

The ASU will be holding a member meeting via MS Teams; DATE: Tuesday 28 July TIME: 12pm MEETING read more

The Aged Care Royal Commission is interested in you

Many thanks to all members who have assisted the ASU with our Aged care submissions to the ... read more

Mitchell Shire Council – COVID-19 Wearing of Masks

The below link contains information on the wearing of masks, this explains what types of masks ... read more

Home Care Delegates Committee Meeting Follow-up

Thanks to everyone who attend the home care delegates committee meeting last night. We had ... read more

Banyule Outdoor Workers and Masks

The ASU has received concerning reports of an absence of any leadership or direction to outdoor read more

Happy Pay Day Frankston City Council

It is time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Moira Shire Council Log of Claims Endorsement Meeting

The ASU will be holding a paid meeting for ASU members to endorse the revised Log of Claims. ... read more

City of Casey Enterprise Agreement Update

City of Casey management has unilaterally put an agreement out to employees to vote on. None of read more

Face coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire

On Sunday the Premier announced that from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July face coverings will be ... read more

Bargaining with Burnie – Where to next?

On Tuesday 20 July, the Consultative Committee met to hear managements response to the 4 ... read more

Brimbank CC – In-Home Aged Care Members’ Meeting

The ASU will be holding an online members’ meeting for ASU members today. While Organisers are ... read more

Department of Transport briefing re VPS EA

CPSU is conducting a briefing today, Wednesday 22 July for DoT union members regarding the ... read more

Geelong CC – ASU Members Meeting on Thursday afternoon

On Thursday afternoon the ASU will be holding an after-hours meeting to accommodate those who ... read more

City of Melbourne – ASU Members’ Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Meeting

ASU representatives attended a “without prejudice” enterprise agreement meeting on the 14th of ... read more

Central Highlands Water – ASU Members’ Meeting

The ASU will be holding an online members’ meeting for ASU members on Wednesday. While ... read more

6000 missing jobs: we need AviationKeeper now!

Around the country, airlines workers like you have been calling on the Australian Government to read more

Urgent Home Care Delegates Meeting – Rapid Response Needed

With the ongoing rates of COVID-19 cases and the state’s recent announcement for additional ... read more

Berry Street Northern Family Violence and The Orange Door Know Your Rights –COVID-19 and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding COVID-19, Stage 3 restrictions and read more

What do you think about these changes to your sector?

The Morrison Government has recently decided to increase the cost of social and community ... read more

Face coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire

Yesterday the Premier announced that from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July face coverings will be ... read more

Face coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire

Yesterday the Premier announced that from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July face coverings will be ... read more

Ballarat City Council Proposed Restructure and Meeting Notice

The ASU has been notified of consultation commencing around a proposed organisational ... read more

Face coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire

Yesterday the Premier announced that from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July face coverings will be ... read more

Face coverings mandatory for metropolitan Melbourne & Mitchell Shire

Yesterday the Premier announced that from 11.59pm on Wednesday 22 July face coverings will be ... read more

I am concerned with my employer’s response to face coverings

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Moreland CC – Covid-19 Know Your Rights

The ASU has been made aware of an employee at Moreland City Council testing Positive to ... read more

ASU Community Sector Newsletter

Public Housing Lockdown ASU community sector members recently expressed their deep concern ... read more

Good news for casuals at Shepparton

As part of a broader insecure work campaign, the ASU has been reviewing the use of casual work ... read more

Hobsons Bay News for ASU members – July Edition

URGENT EBA UPDATE After resuming negotiations on 25 July, HBCC management asked the Unions to ... read more

Moreland News for ASU members – July Edition

URGENT The Department of Health has advised that all aged care workers within Metro Melbourne ... read more

Brimbank News for ASU members – July Edition

URGENT! The Department of Health has advised that all aged care workers within Metro Melbourne ... read more

Yarra Ranges Shire Council Proposed Restructure

The ASU has been notified of proposed restructure of Yarra Ranges Shire Council assets and ... read more

Wyndham News for ASU members – July Edition

URGENT! Please see the email from acting CEO Kate Roffeyabout the proposed COVID19 leave ... read more

Horsham Rural City Council Staff Consultative Committee

As part of the enterprise agreement completed late last year Horsham Rural City Council, have ... read more

Anglicare Tasmania 2020 Collective Agreement – ASU Bargaining Update

Today, unions met with Anglicare to finalise negotiations regarding your wage increase for the ... read more

MVCC Update: Returning to Lockdown

The return to Stage 3 restrictions brings some challenges, both individually and industrially, ... read more

Whittlesea CC – ASU Members Update July 2020

The ASU has been informed by Council of a service review of the Fleet Services Department. In ... read more

Port Phillip CC – OH&S in Libraries

Recently the ASU has been contacted about several OH&S concerns within library services. ... read more

Public Sector COVID-19 Guidance Material

The Victorian Government have released updated information relating to the Covid-19 pandemic ... read more

Maribyrnong CC – Update on ADO’s and reminder of today’s ASU member’s meeting

Yesterday your ASU representatives attended a Staff Consultative Committee meeting in which ... read more

City of Darebin – Happy Pay Day

It’s time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Aged Care Workers COVID-19 Update

The advice was received yesterday evening from the Department of Health that all aged care ... read more

Meeting for ASU Delegates in Local Government this Wednesday

COVID-19 restrictions were easing when we last met, but a lot has happened since then. Please ... read more

Hume CC – Update on ASU Member’s Meeting

Did you miss your ASU member’s meeting? ASU officials and members at Hume met via MS Teams last read more

Pay increase at Moreland City Council!

It is time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Pay increase at Brimbank City Council

It is time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Yarra casuals Win!

ASU Yarra casual worker delegates Toby and Rafaella alongside delegate Barb Higgins have been ... read more

Breaking: Aviation members vote to ramp up AviationKeeper campaign. Take action now!

Last night we held one of the biggest ever online mass meetings of aviation workers in ... read more

Proposed Changes to Naloxone Supply by DHHS: We want to hear from you!

The ASU has been invited to comment on DHHS proposed changes to Victorian regulation to ... read more

Health and Safety Representative Meeting

The ASU invites you to our inaugural Health and Safety Representative meeting. DATE: Thursday ... read more

Moonee Valley ASU Member Meeting

The ASU will be holding an online members’ meeting for Moonee Valley Council ASU members ... read more

Shepparton City Council Win for all workers!

The ASU has been pushing for Council to offer conversion to long term casuals, and letters of ... read more

Urgent social and community services delegate and activist meeting: Save Equal Pay

Save Equal Pay In 2012 ASU members won 23% to 45% pay rises. The Fair Work Commission ordered ... read more

VicRoads Stage 3 Restrictions and Drive Tests

Following the Premier’s announcement yesterday afternoon regarding the re-introduction of ... read more

City of Melbourne COVID-19 update July 2020

The ASU and your delegates attended a CoM staff consultation Committee meeting on Monday 29 ... read more

Our Watch Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Expressions of Interest open for Library Liaison Organising Committee

Expressions of Interest are now open to become a member of the Library Liaison Organising ... read more

It is time to restart negotiations at Cardinia Shire Council

We know that you and your workmates are working hard to keep delivering services to your ... read more

Public Housing Lockdown Update

Yesterday morning, nearly 100 ASU community sector and local government members participated in read more

Bethany Update – Bargaining, Purchased Leave & Quick Survey

ASU delegates and officials have continued to engage with Bethany to resolve the outstanding ... read more

City of Greater Bendigo ASU Members Meeting

The ASU will be holding an online members’ meeting for City of Greater Bendigo ASU members on ... read more

Moira Shire Council EA Update and Meeting Notice

As some of you may know Moira Shire has previously agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding ... read more

Central Goldfields Shire Council: HACC Workers Enterprise Agreement – Travel Arrangements

Your current EBA provides for travel allowance within the municipality to be paid as follows: ... read more

Community Sector Alert: FV IR Monitor Survey, PLSL Sub, Pay Tables & Employment Services Petition

Portable Long Service Leave Update The ASU lodged Submissions last week into the review of the ... read more

Urgent Covid-19 Public housing lockdown members meeting

An urgent meeting has been called for ASU community sector members to raise any concerns you ... read more

Swan Hill Rural City Council Position Descriptions; Performance Annual Review; End of Band payments

Recently, members have raised queries regarding their rights and their entitlements relating to read more

Urgent all airlines workers mass meeting – Thursday 9 July at 7pm

Our aviation sector is still in crisis. We are working hard every single day pressuring the ... read more

Voting is about to begin at Yarra City Council

The ASU held two member meetings this week to provide an overview of the in-principle agreement read more

Wyndham City Council – Crisis on the Frontline

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

ASU Update – Brotherhood of St Laurence LAC & ECEI KPIs Meeting & Survey

The ASU is aware that KPI conversations are progressing at BSL. Draft NDIS KPI docs have been ... read more

CFA Post-transfer next steps – update your details

The transfer of staff to Fire Rescue Victoria is complete. ASU fought for members’ rights right read more

This is unfair for employment services workers.

The Fair Work Commission has decided that workers in Employment Services on the Labour Market ... read more

Hume City Council Members COVID-19 Update July 2020

CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ASU Officers and Delegates attended a Consultation Committee yesterday 1 read more

ASU Survey – Recovering from COVID-19

The last few months have seen workers everywhere face the challenges of job security, income, ... read more

Uniting AgeWell Update

In response to your concerns about reduced hours, the ASU has created a short survey to get ... read more

Salvation Army Update: Delegates Network & Recent Member Wins/Highlights

Some recent positive outcomes for Salvation Army members, due to union delegate and office ... read more

Home Care Delegates Meeting

We would love to see you at our next home care delegates committee meeting. DATE: Wednesday 8 ... read more

Stop the Fee Hike on Social and Community Services Degrees

The Morrison Government has recently decided to increase the cost of social and community ... read more

Qantas lacks principles on JobKeeper – time to fight for what is rightfully ours

The saga with Qantas over JobKeeper continues. As we reported back in April 2020, Qantas ... read more

Parks Victoria Enterprise Agreement Survey

The Parks Victoria Enterprise Agreement is about to be re-negotiated, and we want to hear from ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council ASU Update

Organiser Update (ASU Organiser Luke Cherry) ASU Organiser Luke Cherry called a meeting for 28 ... read more

Former Maribyrnong and Hobsons Bay Home Carer’s

The ASU is updating contact details in our system that may not be correct. We still have you ... read more

Maribyrnong City Council ADO’s

You might have been pressured by management to take your ADOs before the end of the financial ... read more

Reintroduction of Stage 3 restrictions

Yesterday the Premier announced further restrictions for some areas. From 11:59pm tonight Stage read more

Assessing Risk: Working at CCL during the global pandemic

The ASU is by your side at CCL and across Victoria to make sure that everyone is healthy, safe ... read more

Essential Workers Deserve More

The Fair Work Commission recently announced the outcome of the annual wage review. From 1 July ... read more

Delegate Profile – Gaby Bruning

Hi, my name is Gaby Bruning, and I have been an ASU delegate for just under a year. Advocacy is read more

Coronavirus Update

In the middle of a pandemic that knows no borders, the ASU has been front and centre supporting read more

Tasmania’s Next Wage Crisis?

There is no doubt that many employers are doing it pretty tough at the moment with the impacts ... read more

Tasmanian Essential Workers Deserve More

The Fair Work Commission recently announced the outcome of the annual wage review. From 1 July ... read more

Anglicare Tasmania takes cuts off the table

In 2018, the ASU and other unions completed a lengthy bargaining process which saw many ... read more

South East Water Delegates initiate regular meetings with People and Safety

During the Covid-19 lockdown, it has been harder for members to get reliable information and ... read more

Delegate Profile – Lee-Anne Crans

Lee-Anne Crans will be a familiar face to many.  A former Anna Stewart Memorial  Program ... read more

Workplace Safety First at VicRoads

During the current pandemic, the ASU has worked to protect member’s jobs and to make sure all ... read more

CFA Urgent – Disputing Reviews – Contact ASU By Midday

Discussions are continuing between the Union and Government about how we can deal with those ... read more

There’s a crisis on the frontline

Last bushfire season and the current pandemic have reminded us of the importance of Council ... read more

New entitlement win at Mildura Rural City Council

ASU members who work in Information Systems at Mildura Rural City Council have had a big win ... read more

Fight For Aged Care Retention Bonus

ASU in-home aged care workers have been on the frontline during the Covid-19 pandemic. They ... read more

Excessive Leave Balances at Derwent Valley Council

Management at Derwent Valley Council has flagged with the ASU that they intend to address the ... read more

Hobsons Bay ASU Member Meetings – EBA Report Back

We finally returned to the bargaining table to resume EBA negotiations last week, and your ASU ... read more

URGENT: CFA Update and Meeting Reminder Today

Discussions between ASU and Government continued over the weekend regarding how to deal with ... read more

Hume City Council – Calling all ASU members to join in

The Morrison Government recently announced changes to the notification period for varying ... read more

ASU Keeps Up the Fight for Safety and Job Security at VicRoads

Local Issues – Heatherton Customer Limit, Positive Pakenham Test and Hot Spots The ASU ... read more

Calling all Children’s Services Delegates

Since COVID-19 begun, Early Learning Educators across Local Government have faced many ... read more

Latrobe Council ASU Member Meetings

ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre, and ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding a ... read more

Mildura Rural City Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

In November 2019 ASU members endorsed the draft EBA to allow MRCC to pay the first of three 2% ... read more

Qantas Group job losses announcement premature and must be reversed

Today Qantas has announced at least 6000 loyal hard working Qantas group staff will lose their ... read more

Our Watch Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Library Delegate and HSR Update

It’s been a weird a few months, but if there’s one positive to come out of this situation, ASU ... read more

NW/SW Delegates Meeting

Given the current environment that we find ourselves in, this one will be a virtual meeting. ... read more

Yarra City Council ASU Enterprise Bargaining Update No 3

Over the past few months, the ASU, your delegates and other unions have been attending meetings read more

Noise about restructuring and redundancy increases at Qantas — and lots more

Increasingly ASU members have been hearing first whispers, then murmurs and now seeing press ... read more

CFA PTA Members Meetings this Monday

The ASU and CFA are in ongoing discussions around the transfer of staff to FRV. We have ... read more

Huon Valley Enterprise Agreement Feedback Meetings

The General Manager has advised that he intends not to recommence bargaining for your ... read more

First of July pay increase at the City of Whittlesea!

It is time to celebrate the work of ASU Delegates and members in delivering good pay outcomes ... read more

Home Care ASU Delegates Update

Firstly, thank-you and congratulations to all carers who filled in the Home Care survey! We had read more

Bendigo CC – ASU Member update and meeting notice

We’re getting in touch to update on you on discussions with your employer at the staff ... read more

Ballarat – ASU Organiser visit tomorrow

ASU Organiser Will Wyatt will be in Ballarat tomorrow Wednesday 24 June DATE: Wednesday 24 June read more

Local Government Casual Workers Meeting

Recent service closures and stand-downs across local government have been acutely felt by ... read more

Unison – Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Kingston City Council ASU Member Update

Hours of work With these strange days of people working remotely, you need to be mindful of the read more

Kingborough Council Enterprise Agreement Report Back Meetings

Following the General Manager’s advice concerning your Enterprise Agreement and a subsequent ... read more

City of Port Phillip Your ASU Reps are holding management to account

ASU officials and delegates met with management today for the staff consultative committee ... read more

Our plan to protect your job in the COVID-19 recovery

Last night hundreds of ASU members who work in aviation around Australia met online and ... read more

EACH – Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Greater Shepparton EA Update

ASU Organiser Jeff Dingli will be holding a meeting to discuss the EA update around the MOU ... read more

Foundation House Update

The ASU received notice from Foundation House on 18 June that there is a Proposed Educational ... read more

Mitchell Shire EA Update

As you may be aware Mitchell Shire is recommencing Enterprise Agreement Bargaining and are ... read more

Eastern Domestic Violence Outreach Service (EDVOS) – Know your rights – Easing Restrictions & Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Good Shepherd – Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Anglicare cuts off the table!

Yesterday unions received confirmation that Anglicare is now willing to drop all of the ... read more

Berry Street Enterprise Agreement YES Vote Successful

The Berry Street enterprise agreement ballot has concluded, and the agreement was successfully ... read more

Geelong City Council make up ASU member meeting this week!

Last week the ASU hosted a member meeting via zoom, unfortunately, due to some City of Greater ... read more

Centacare Ballarat – Know your Rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Ballarat Child & Family Services – Know your Rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

South East Water Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Urgent meeting for ASU members in airlines – protecting your jobs in the COVID-19 recovery

There is an urgent meeting for all ASU members who work in airlines this Thursday at 7pm AEST – read more

Enterprise Agreement Report Back Meetings

For those members who are working from home, the ASU has facilitated a zoom meeting to enable ... read more

Berry Street Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

ASU and CFA back at Fair Work

Following last week’s debacle in which transferring staff were asked to decide about their ... read more

Launch Housing Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Submission Survey

The Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV) saw unprecedented investment and efforts to ... read more

Hobart City Council EA Report Back Meetings

Following the General Manager’s advice in relation to Council’s financial situation and your ... read more

ASU Library Delegates and HSRs Meeting

I’m getting in contact to give you the details of our next library meeting being held on ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council Member Update

Last week members attended an online member meeting to discuss concerns happening around Moonee read more

Early learning in a Pandemic

Local Government Children’s Services are facing a funding crisis due to the fee gap since the ... read more

CFA Update – ASU Initiates Dispute Re FRV Transfers

Just when we thought this process could not get any worse, the union has been informed that ... read more

Melbourne City Mission Frontyard: Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Burnie City Council Wage Freeze Proposal

Burnie City Council has proposed a 0% wage increase for all employees for 2020/2021 and to also read more

Glenorchy City Council Enterprise Agreement proposal meetings

The ASU welcomes the news that Glenorchy City Council intends to honour their obligations to ... read more

ASU Online Briefing for GSBC Visitor Centre Members

The Australian Services Union invites you to attend a web session to discuss recent ... read more

Resumption of Drive Tests – Conditions

VicRoads delegates and ASU officials have been in lengthy discussions with senior management ... read more

Port Phillip CC – ASU Delegates Report Back to Members

ASU delegates and officials met last week to discuss updates from Library, children’s services, read more

Greater Geelong Members Meeting

Last month Geelong members came together for an online ASU meeting to ask questions, raise ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Childrens Services Follow up Member Meeting

Port Phillip Childrens Services Follow up Member Meeting ASU delegates and Organiser Hayley ... read more

ASU Members Meeting at Whittlesea City Council June 23rd

The Morrison Government recently announced changes to the notification period for varying ... read more

New ASU Delegate is Formally Elected at Yarra City Council

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU member Rafaella Mcdonald has now been formally elected ... read more

New ASU Organiser at Central Highlands Water

We are always looking to find better ways to represent ASU members and to be by your side at ... read more

ASU Anglicare Collective Agreement Update

Unions representing staff at Anglicare have been working hard to try and finalise your new ... read more

Tasmanian Members Forum – Changed Login Details

Dozens of ASU members have said that they intend to log in for our first online Tasmanian ... read more

Depot Meetings at Banyule City Council Next Week

ASU organiser Will Wyatt will be holding union meetings at the following workplaces next week. ... read more

Banyule Operations and Parks & Gardens Depot Meetings

ASU Organiser Will Wyatt will be holding union meetings at the following workplaces next week. ... read more

ASU TAKES CFA TO FAIR WORK OVER FSR CONSULTATION

More than a year after the Fire Services Reform Act was passed, CFA finally got around to ... read more

Service Recovery Program Consultation – Have Your Say

VicRoads have provided the ASU with information regarding the Service Recovery Program, ... read more

Centracare Ballarat – Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what this ... read more

Melbourne City Mission: Know your rights – Easing Restrictions and Work

The ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what ... read more

Building Solidarity: ASU member-only session about all things merge

Your delegates have been working hard behind the scenes to consult with members ever since ... read more

Salvation Army Social Housing Services Sunshine – ASU member meteing

ASU has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of restrictions and what this ... read more

Delegate Profile – Leonie Davey

Hi. My name is Leonie Davey and I recently became an ASU Workplace Delegate at Mind Australia. ... read more

Fighting a wage freeze at Very Special Kids

Just last week Very Special Kids started the process to freeze the wages of its employees. But ... read more

OHS Win for ASU Workers Employed at Berry Street Clarkson Unit

ASU members at the Berry Street Clarkson Unit work with statutory clients – in a residential ... read more

Standing Up for Member’s Rights

The Victorian Government has created a new organisation, Fire Rescue Victoria, which will ... read more

Expert Industrial Advocacy in the Energy Sector

Just last week an ASU member working in the energy sector saw the value of having the ASU by ... read more

Delegate Profile – Brett Thompson

Brett Thompson has been a delegate at Lend Lease Coliban for ten years. Lend Lease Coliban is ... read more

ASU Members Round the Grounds at Wyndham City Council

EBA Update – ASU Members stand together and win! As you know the ASU received official ... read more

Safe Steps Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

Cohealth Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

Win Win for Tasmanian Local Government and Social and Community Services

The ASU has been working closely with Tasmanian Councils impacted by the closure of ... read more

Fire on the Front Line

While many industries were slowing down, and many people were setting up to work from home, ASU read more

Delegate Profile – Jenni Hickey – City of Hobart

This month’s Delegate profile comes from Jenni Hickey from City of Hobart. Jenni has been a ... read more

Win for parks crew at South Gippsland Shire

ASU Delegate at the Leongatha Depot, Gary Beard, stood up for members in the Parks crew and won read more

Secure Work for ASU Members at Greater Shepparton

The ASU is making real progress moving workers toward more secure and stable work at Greater ... read more

Keeping hundreds of ASU members working

Hundreds of local government workers are going to work today and getting paid this fortnight ... read more

Stand up for Yarra Casuals

ASU officials are proud to work with ASU delegate Barb Higgins and casual delegates Raf ... read more

Member Feedback Required: DVRCV Direction to Return to Office-Based Work

Unfortunately, recently DVRCV failed to consult with impacted members and their union and ... read more

New ASU Delegate is formally elected at Wyndham City Council

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU members Racheal Spearman and Clare Noonan have now been read more

Uniting – What’s your most pressing workplace issue?

The ASU has been running online Zoom information sessions throughout the pandemic on topics ... read more

Quantum Support Services Members Meeting

Members have recently raised issues about Quantum Support Services attempts to reduce or fail ... read more

Home Care Delegate’s Meeting – Getting our survey out

Our next home care delegates meeting will be taking place this afternoon DATE: Wednesday 3 June read more

Whittlesea CC – Report-back on Staff Consultative Committee Meeting

Yesterday, ASU officials and workplace delegates attended the quarterly Staff Consultative ... read more

ASU City of Hume Members COVID-19 update June 2020

The ASU and your delegates have been having meaningful consultation and negotiations with City ... read more

ASU City of Melbourne Members COVID-19 update June 2020

The ASU and your delegates attended a City of Melbourne Staff Consultative Committee Monday 25 ... read more

MVCC Home Care Update & Members Meeting

Consultation regarding upcoming changes The ASU has been notified of changes taking place in ... read more

UAW Members Meeting Wednesday 3 June

The ASU requested an urgent meeting with management to discuss mounting concerns from members ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council Members’ Meeting

Last month, ASU members from Moonee Valley came together for our first rank and file member ... read more

Wombat Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment and Enterprise Bargaining update

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

Library Delegate and HSR Meeting

The Australian Services Union invites you to the next meeting for all ASU Library delegates and read more

Centre for Multicultural Youth: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

BSL Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

Southern Midlands Council Agreement variation request – ASU survey and meetings

As many of you are aware Southern Midlands Council has approached the ASU regarding your ... read more

Thank you to our ASU Early Learning Educators!

Last week we celebrated Public Education Day and the central role that public schools, ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – Negotiations to Re-start in June

It took another trip to the Fair Work Commission but the ASU has finally got a commitment from ... read more

Anglicare Tasmania 2020 Collective Agreement Bargaining Update

In 2018 the outcome of an extensive bargaining process achieved many significant improvements ... read more

Quantum Support Services – Urgent Update on Flexi-Time

Quantum Support Services is still refusing to honour Flexi-Time arrangements, for some staff, ... read more

Kingborough Council Attempts to Postpone Bargaining

The ASU is angry at Council’s unilateral decision to postpone bargaining until early 2021 and ... read more

170 people already supported your bid to get the retention bonus!

The ASU megaphone petition calling on Minister Colbeck to ensure all CHSP home carers received ... read more

Mass Member Meeting at Shepparton – Worker’s rights at risk!

The Government recently announced changes to the notification period for variations of ... read more

Foundation House Important EA Update and Survey

After considerable success, the ASU bargaining team are close to finalising bargaining with ... read more

GREAT WIN for ASU members at CoPP

CoPP has confirmed that it is ditching its proposed roster of 20.8 FTE and working towards ... read more

Southern Midlands Council – Agreement Variation Request

As many of you are aware Southern Midlands Council has approached the union regarding your ... read more

Out of Home Care Update

The ASU has been working with members across Out of Home Care (OoHC) on issues relating to ... read more

VicRoads Return to Service & Agency Conversion

RETURN TO SERVICE Following on from our Zoom Members Meeting on Monday night, ASU ... read more

Berry Street – Open Place / RAV Update

The ASU has had numerous exchanges with Berry Street HR and management in relation to the ... read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Information Centre Closures

We understand that you have now received a communication from Council in relation to the ... read more

Anglicare Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

SAVE THE DATE: Tasmanian Members Forum

The Australian Services Union will be holding an online member meeting for all ASU members in ... read more

Maribyrnong City Council Member Update

Recently you were told by Maribyrnong management that changes to accrued days off and time in ... read more

Vote “No” To Very Special Kids Proposed Wage Freeze

The ASU is concerned that Very Special Kids (VSK) plan to put a wage freeze to a vote. The Very read more

City of Yarra ASU members push for casual redeployment

You may have heard that 442 casuals have been stood down by City of Yarra. Councils have been ... read more

Mornington Peninsula Shire HACC – Your job, your future

The Australian Services Union will be holding a meeting to discuss Mornington Shire Council’s ... read more

EACH Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

Women’s Minister Speaks to Us: Once in a lifetime opportunity to gain workplace equality!

Victorian Minister for Women, Gabrielle Williams was due to speak at our Women’s Conference to ... read more

Anchor Member Meeting: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding easing of ... read more

Wathaurong: Know your rights – Returning to the office environment Meeting

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding the need to ... read more

Libraries Meeting Tomorrow at 12.30pm

By now you’ll know that the State Government has announced that libraries will be allowed to ... read more

Banyule CC – ASU Meeting This Thursday

A meeting will be held this Thursday to discuss the issues affecting members of Banyule City ... read more

Easing Restrictions: What does it mean for you? Tips & Report Back to Members

Schools start returning this week and restrictions are slowly being relaxed. The Victorian ... read more

$600 aged care retention bonus not for everyone?

The ASU has written to Minister for Aged Care Richard Colbeck to demand the Retention Bonus for read more

Cardinia SC – Bargaining Update

Your union, the ASU, is proud to announce that we are meeting your employer on Wednesday 27th ... read more

BSL – KPI Working Group Update

Acting on an ASU request, the KPI working group recently reconvened to discuss workload issues. read more

Services & Facilities to Re-Open Monday 1 June

Yesterday the Premier announced the limited re-opening of libraries, leisure centres (swimming ... read more

Libraries Are Able To Open On Monday 1 June

Yesterday the Premier announced the limited re-opening of libraries from Monday 1 June. We are ... read more

City of Port Phillip ASU Library Member Meeting

ASU officials and delegates have been in discussions with your management regarding ... read more

CoPP Childrens Services ASU and Management Meeting

ASU delegates and Organiser Hayley Davis met with Children Services management on Friday to ... read more

Berry St Voting to commence soon – it’s time to have your say

Berry St ASU delegates have worked hard to negotiate a new Enterprise Agreement that upholds ... read more

ASU Meetings at Southern Midlands Council

The ASU has received a proposal from Southern Midlands Council in relation to your Enterprise ... read more

Australian Services Union Meetings – GCC Wage freezes

The ASU will be holding the following meetings for members. These meetings will be to discuss ... read more

Navigating the New Normal

ASU Delegates & HSR’s have met over the last week to discuss the challenges of re-opening ... read more

Where’s my $600 retention bonus?

The ASU has written to Minister Colbeck about guaranteeing the Retention Bonus for all aged ... read more

Mornington Peninsula Shire Council Home Care Meetings

The ASU is contacting you to ensure that you have had an opportunity to hear information on the read more

Zero wage increase at Glenorchy City Council?

As many of you are aware Glenorchy City Council has outlined an intention to delay enterprise ... read more

Should Drive Tests Resume: Urgent Response Required

The State Government is planning to bring back drive tests as soon as it is safe to do so, and ... read more

ASU Update For Eastern Regional Libraries

Based on the serious concerns of ASU members, the union raised a dispute with Eastern Regional ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Council meeting Outcome on Children’s Service Policy Review

At last night’s Council meeting, officers presented a recommendation to defer the ... read more

Local Government Delegates & HSR’s Zoom Meeting

Yesterday we held a great meeting for Delegates and HSR’s with 100 participants. Unfortunately, read more

What MPSC haven’t told you

The first of several ASU consultations with MPSC Aged and Disability support staff was held ... read more

Hume Children’s Services ASU Member Meeting

The ASU has been in touch with delegates and management to get feedback on how Council are ... read more

Malop Street Bullying Update & Tips for Responding to Bullying

The ASU has for some months been trying to get BCYF management to agree to meet with ASU ... read more

Moorabool Shire Council Bargaining update

After extensive consultation with ASU members & delegates the ASU has compiled your log of ... read more

Brimbank CC – In-Home Aged Care Transition Update

Last week the Australian Services Union wrote to Brimbank City Council about their proposal to ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Important ASU Advice On Disputed Roster Changes

Following the library members meeting today, the ASU has spoken to Council this afternoon about read more

149 Casuals at Shepparton likely to be eligible for permanent roles

Since the last update to members, which included figures provided by Council showing that 348 ... read more

Anglicare Tasmania Enterprise Agreement Update

The ASU and HACSU met with Anglicare on Thursday 7 May to further discuss your 2020 Enterprise ... read more

ASU meeting for MPSC Aged and Disability staff on proposed contract

The ASU has been in discussions with your employer over the last twelve months to maintain ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Wyndham City Council

ASU members Racheal Spearman and Clare Noonan have formally nominated to become ASU delegates ... read more

ASU City of Port Phillip Library Member meeting Update

The ASU will be holding a member meeting for library members next week to provide a report back read more

Port Phillip CC – Children’s Services Member Meeting Update

Last night ASU members in Children’s Services met to discuss how centres are managing ... read more

Greater Shepparton City Council – 2020 Enterprise Agreement 12 month Extension Update

Due to the COVID-19 lockdown situation, and the uncertainty of the next few months, I have met ... read more

New ASU Delegate Elected at Wyndham City Council

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU member Taufiq Ahmed has now been formally elected as ... read more

ASU Update On Reopening Libraries and Helping Other Library Members

On Tuesday your library delegates met to discuss what’s happening around the State and the next read more

Clarence City Council offers 0% wage increase – ASU Mass Meeting

ASU Organiser Karen Tantari, along with the ASU’s Tasmanian Coordinator, Aaron De La Torre, ... read more

Easing Restrictions – What does it mean to you? Zoom Sessions 20 & 21 May

Easing of restrictions has been announced by the Premier, but what does this mean for community read more

CoGG Update: Forced Leave & EBA – Rights, Responsibilities and Rumours

Enterprise Agreement Negotiations The latest discussions around your EBA have involved looking ... read more

Wathaurong ASU Member Meeting: JobKeeper

The Australian Services Union has received numerous queries from members regarding Wathaurong ... read more

Home Care Delegates Meeting on Retention Bonus

Our next home care delegates meeting will be taking place on: DATE: Wednesday 20 May TIME: 5pm ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Library Members Update

ASU officials and delegates have been in discussions with your management to identify further ... read more

CHSP transition news and member survey

The Australian Services Union has been invited by Brimbank to advance the members preference on read more

Brotherhood of St Laurence – ASU Member Meetings: ADOs, KPIs & Job Keeper

The ASU was successful in having BSL agree to implement a trial of monthly ADOs for full-time ... read more

ASU Home Care Members Update

ASU home care delegates from across the State joined our online network meeting to discuss ... read more

Good Shepherd – Enterprise Agreement Update

With the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic, all parties agreed in mid-March to put a hold on ... read more

Local Government Delegates & HSR’s Zoom Meeting

A meeting will be held to discuss the future easing of COVID-19 restrictions. DATE: Tuesday 19 ... read more

ASU Mass Meeting: Northern Midland Council – Proposed 2020 0% Wage increase

The ASU will be holding a mass meeting for ASU members and non-members via video conference and read more

ASU Mass Meeting at Hobart City Council

The ASU will be holding a mass meeting via video conference (with teleconference dial-in also ... read more

Update on ERL’s decision to reduce hours and pay

Following on from the members meeting yesterday and subsequent discussions following requests ... read more

Moira Shire Council EA Update and Survey

Moira Shire had agreed to a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) for an extension of the current ... read more

Library Lockdown Survey

Yesterday we conducted a survey on whether libraries should re-open or not. We had a 30% ... read more

ASU library delegates meeting

The ASU will be holding a Library Delegates meeting on Tuesday 12 May. Please attend to discuss read more

ermha 365 Members Meetings 20 & 21 May

ASU membership at ermha365 has been steadily growing. Along with that members are now ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – Have you lost overtime?

The ASU has received information that overtime is being changed, without proper consultation. ... read more

ASU Members Round the Grounds at Wyndham City Council

COVID-19 Your ASU Industry Organiser and Campaign Organiser have been meeting with your ... read more

East Gippsland Shire Council Enterprise Agreement Update

The Australian Services Union is recommending that everyone vote yes to extending your current ... read more

Melbourne CC – ASU Children’s Services Meeting

The ASU will be holding a member’s meeting for Early Childhood Educators at the City of ... read more

Should Libraries Re-Open: Urgent Response Required

The current restriction on public libraries opening to the public ends at midnight on Monday 11 read more

Melbourne CC – ASU Covid-19 update May 2020

ASU Office and Delegates attended CoM staff consultation Committee Wednesday 6 May. The CEO ... read more

HACC Members Meeting at Wyndham City Council

The ASU will be holding a management-approved paid meeting for HACC members to provide an ... read more

Port Phillip CC – ASU Children Services Meeting

The ASU will be holding a member’s meeting for Early Childhood Educators at the City of Port ... read more

New COVID-19 Industrial relations framework for State Public Sector

The State Government today announced a new IR framework to deal with the ongoing COVID-19 ... read more

Melbourne Water – ASU Member Enterprise Agreement Vote

Bargaining and drafting has finally concluded for the new Melbourne Water Enterprise Agreement. read more

Uniting Job Keeper Application Request

The ASU has been notified by members that Uniting sent an urgent email to all Uniting staff ... read more

Wathaurong: COVID-19 Working from Home Monitoring

The ASU has been attempting to engage with WAC regarding COVID-19 and working from home issues ... read more

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 to read more

VicRoads – Update On Salary Maintenance – Reduced workload

The ASU has reached agreement with VicRoads about the provision of salary maintenance to staff ... read more

Sacred Heart Mission – Reduction of Hours Consultation

Yesterday, Sacred Heart Mission notified the ASU that they have commenced consultation with ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Library Member Update

Yesterday, ASU Officials and Reps met with Council to discuss the proposed reduction in library read more

ASU All Maribyrnong Employees Meeting

We’re getting in contact to update you on the 150 staff that Maribyrnong Council terminated in ... read more

Phillip Island Nature Park – Conservation Jobs Protected

Congratulations to our members at Phillip Island Nature Park. Your vital work in conservation ... read more

Incolink – ASU Meeting With Incolink Management Tomorrow

The ASU has been contacted by management at Incolink who have requested to meet the ASU to ... read more

Central Coast Council Updates

During these unprecedented times and as we continue to move forward into the ‘unknown’, we ... read more

Eastern Regional Libraries – Reduction of Hours and Pay

The ASU has been advised that Eastern Region Libraries management has started to send letters ... read more

Open Place ASU members meeting

DHHS recently announced Relationships Australia Victoria (RAV) will be the new provider of Open read more

Citywide Update May 2020

ASU Organiser and Delegates have been engaging in ongoing discussions with management in regard read more

SCHDS Award Update – ASU Applies for COVID-19 Care Allowance

Disability workers have a challenging job at the best of times, but it’s twice as hard during ... read more

New ASU Delegate is Formally Elected at Stonnington City Council

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU members Hugh McKinnon and Dalique Knight have now been ... read more

ASU Early Learning Educator Delegate Meeting Update

On Thursday night delegates in Early Learning across local government met via Microsoft Teams ... read more

Glenelg Shire Council Enterprise Agreement Update

The ASU had started the process of bargaining for your next enterprise agreement at Glenelg ... read more

Corangamite Shire Council Enterprise Agreement Update

The ASU had started the process of bargaining for your next enterprise agreement at Corangamite read more

Port Phillip CC – ASU Update For Library Members

Yesterday the ASU was informed by Council that they had determined to reduce library services ... read more

TasNetworks Enterprise Agreement Ballot Disappointment

As you may be aware voting for your new Enterprise Agreement closed on Wednesday. ... read more

Update: Roster Changes at Uniting Residential Units

Further to the newsletter circulated earlier this week, ASU delegate and HSR, Dean Barnett, and read more

Anglicare Tasmania Enterprise Agreement Update

The ASU, HASCU and ANMF will be meeting with Anglicare next Thursday 7 May to further discuss ... read more

Unpaid Wages Recovered

ASU members at a southern Tasmanian council have received significant amounts of back pay for ... read more

Delegate Profile – Shaun Minehan, Kingborough Council

Sean Minehan has been employed at Kingborough Council for 16 years and has been a proud ASU ... read more

Workplace Safety Wins for Out of Home Care Workers

During this unprecedented time, ASU members who work in Out of Home Care have faced issues ... read more

JobKeeper update for members

For the last three weeks, the ASU along with other Australian unions have been campaigning ... read more

ASU continued representation of members in reportable conduct investigations

ASU members in residential out of home care, and other roles with children and young people in ... read more

Water Industry Update

Back in late March, the Australian Services Union wrote to all public sector water authorities, read more

Public Sector Entitlements

The Covid-19 pandemic is causing big changes at public sector workplaces across Victoria. And ... read more

Energy Industry Update

All, in all, Australian Services Union members in the energy sector have fared quite well ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – A Clear Mandate For Formal Action On EBA

After HBCC CEO Aaron van Egmond wrote to the ASU on 17 April 2020 advising that “…management ... read more

The Fight Continues In Local Government

As members throughout local government would know, the ASU launched campaign efforts to ensure ... read more

Retaining jobs in local government

Some local government employers are doing everything they can to support their communities by ... read more

When things are tough the ASU is by your side

The ASU is a union of workers that support each other to get real change in the workplace or ... read more

Citipower Powercor Update and Survey

Following on from a pause in negotiations while Citipower-Powercor assessed its financial ... read more

Is your employer naughty or nice?

Across Victorian local government, some councils are what they can to keep workers employed. ... read more

Mind Australia Changes – Ensure Your Voice Is Heard

Your ASU representatives have been advised that MIND is in the process of some major changes. ... read more

Qantas – ASU wins on payroll, stand-downs! But still lots more to do & fix

ASU members want Qantas to pay them the right amount and on time. How hard can it be? But many ... read more

Derwent Valley Council – Members in Child Care Receive Back Pay

The ASU have been in conversation with Derwent Valley Council’s executive management team for ... read more

ASU City of Port Phillip Member Update

ASU Organisers and Delegates have been meeting regularly to discuss how members are managing ... read more

ASU Home Care Delegates Meeting

ASU members have made some good progress on their claims for improved consultation and safety. ... read more

QVM COVID-19 Update

The ASU and your delegates met with QVM last Friday 24 April to discuss the present COVID-19 ... read more

Wyndham City Council Members Meeting

Last week the Federal Government announced changes to Enterprise Agreements that will allow ... read more

Roster Changes at Uniting Residential Units

The ASU has been made aware that Uniting is proposing to make changes to rosters in the RESI ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council Mass Member Meeting

We’re getting in contact with you because your union delegates have organised a mass member ... read more

Stonnington City Council Stand Downs

The Stonnington City Council announcement that 246 employees have been stood down which ... read more

City of Port Phillip Mass Member Meeting

Last week the Government announced changes to Enterprise Agreements that will allow employers ... read more

Salvation Army JobKeeper Update

The ASU has been made aware that The Salvation Army is applying for the federal government’s ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at City of Port Phillip

ASU member Nabil Aklan formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at City of Port Phillip in ... read more

HBCC leadership too busy to resolve EBA dispute

The ASU has been pushing HBCC leadership to meet with us about finalising the EBA dispute that ... read more

GRLC must support casual workers

Casual staff are critical to the success of Geelong Regional Library Corporation. Every day, ... read more

Melbourne CC – COVID-19 update April 2020

The ASU and your Delegates attended a CoM Staff Consultative Committee last Thursday 23 April. ... read more

Burnie CC – ASU Mass Meeting – COVID-19 Update

All ASU members at Burnie CC are invited to attend our next paid time ASU meeting via Zoom (or ... read more

City of Melbourne OCS members COVID-19 update

OSC Members who are taking up the secondment with DHHS The ASU has requested further ... read more

Quantum Support Services Update on Flexi-Time

Flexi-Time While Working From Home Following on from the newsletter sent yesterday, the ASU has read more

Stand downs at Maroondah City Council

Maroondah City Council’s announcement that dozens of workers will be stood down is a terrible ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Stonnington City Council

ASU members Hugh McKinnon and Dalique Knight have formally nominated to become ASU delegates at read more

Kingston City Council JobKeeper Program Update

Hopefully, you are aware that the ASU has been in discussions with Kingston City Council ... read more

COVID-19 DHHS Community Sector Guidance Material

With the COVID-19 pandemic causing so much or our work and private lives to be turned upside ... read more

Quantum Support Services – Update on Flexible Hours and Call for More Delegates

Flexible Hours while Working from Home The ASU has been made aware that Quantum Support ... read more

City of Whittlesea COVID-19 Update Flexible working Guidelines

ASU Organisers and Delegates have been in discussions with management regarding Flexible ... read more

Hume City Council Members COVID-19 Update

ASU Organisers and Delegates have been meeting regularly to discuss how members are managing ... read more

Leisure Services Delegates Employment Security Under COVID-19

The Australian Services Union writes to you in support during this difficult period of ... read more

Burnie City Council ASU Mass Meeting – COVID-19 Update

All ASU members at Burnie CC are invited to attend an important paid time ASU meeting via Zoom ... read more

Stand-downs at Whitehorse Manningham Libraries

The Whitehorse Manningham Libraries announcement that dozens of workers will be stood-down is a read more

Stand-downs at Whitehorse City Council

Whitehorse City Council’s announcement that dozens of workers will be stood-down is a terrible ... read more

Children’s Services delegates and members meeting

Childcare delegates across local government are invited to a meeting via Microsoft Teams for ... read more

Melbourne City Council Casual Conversion

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council 3-month delay proposed for EBA

Moonee Valley City Council management has proposed a 3-month ‘pause’ for the EBA bargaining ... read more

VicRoads Update

Salary Maintenance (Special Leave) To Commence As advised last week, VicRoads are set to ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Wyndham City Council

ASU member Sherri Sparrow has formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Wyndham City ... read more

Childcare Meeting Followup – Feeback Needed

At the last Children’s Services Meeting, members and delegates agreed that we need to have a ... read more

Shepparton City Council Casual Conversion

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Yarra City Council

ASU member Kate Patena has formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Yarra City Council. ... read more

New ASU Delegates Elected at Yarra City Council

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU members Eugenio Torcasio and Linden Jesensek have now ... read more

Community Sector COVID-19 Working From Home

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of you are now working from home. Last week ... read more

Maribyrnong Council in the media for all the wrong reasons

Last week we met with union members who had been terminated by Maribyrnong Council without ... read more

Burnie City Council ASU Mass Meeting – COVID-19 Update

All ASU members at Burnie CC are invited to attend an important paid time ASU meeting via Zoom ... read more

Delegate and HSR Zoom Meeting Rescheduled

The Zoom meeting for Delegates & HSR’s that was proposed for 3pm on Wednesday has been ... read more

Charting a future for Australian aviation – ASU co-hosts aviation forum to plan for long-term future of industry

On Friday 17 April, the Australian Services Union co-hosted with the Transport Workers Union an read more

COVID-19 DHHS Mental Health and AOD Workforce Reference Group

The Victorian Department of Health & Human Services is setting up a reference group to deal read more

City of Greater Geelong Update on Leisure & Recreation

You would be aware that the ASU and CoGG have been locked in negotiations for weeks about the ... read more

Moorabool SC – Council renegs on pay offer

The ASU was informed yesterday that council is withdrawing its offer of a salary increase of 2% read more

Advice regarding the proposed Kingston JobKeeper program

As you are aware City of Kingston management rolled out their proposed Kingston JobKeeper ... read more

Geelong CC – Councillors do the right thing, then say the WRONG thing

At a Community Focus Council Meeting on 14 April a proposal was put before Councillors to ... read more

Thanks to ASU Home Care Delegates!

Thanks again to everyone who made the Valuing Care under COVID 19 delegates meeting on April ... read more

What will happen if VicRoads sites shut down?

The Department of Transport is preparing advice for VicRoads in the event that sites shut down ... read more

Berry Street Enterprise Agreement – Update & Survey

The ASU hopes members at Berry St are safe and well at this challenging time. Berry St ... read more

South Gippsland SC – Maintenance Allowance Win For Parks and Garden Staff

Your ASU Delegate at the Leongatha Depot, Gary Beard, has stood up for members in the Parks ... read more

Cardinia Shire’s Proposal To Delay Enterprise Agreement Negotiations

Australian Services Union representatives met with the Cardinia bargaining team on Wednesday 8 ... read more

Out of Home Care – What Happens Next? We Want to Hear from You!

The ASU has been contacted by members across Out of Home Care (OoHC) from a range of workplaces read more

HSRs and Delegates – Coronavirus Action Plan

Last week we held our first Zoom meetings for HSR’s & Delegates in Local Government. One of read more

Hume City Council COVID-19 update

The ASU and your delegates have been having meaningful consultation and negotiations with Hume ... read more

City of Melbourne COVID-19 update

ASU Officers and Delegates attended the CoM staff consultation Committee last Tuesday 7 April. ... read more

Staying safe when working at home or outside your home

For most people, the way we work is different from how it was just a month ago. Through this ... read more

VicRoads EA9 – Job Security Must Come First

VicRoads management has again sought to gain ASU agreement on a one year ‘rollover’ of EA8 with read more

CoGG meets some of ASU demands around leisure staff

After strong pressure from the ASU and local State and Federal Labor MPs in Geelong who ... read more

Community Sector Zoom info session: Working from Home

As we all get used to work and life during the coronavirus pandemic many ASU members in the ... read more

VicRoads – COVID-19 UPDATE: Undue Hardship Drive Tests & Flex Time

UNDUE HARDSHIP DRIVE TESTS Limited numbers of compassionate grounds drive tests are set to ... read more

Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement and COVID-19

We wanted to provide members with an update in relation to bargaining for your Enterprise ... read more

WRAW (Women’s Rights At Work) CHAT

The Women and Equality team at Victorian Trades Hall Council is holding an online discussion on read more

City West Water ASU Member COVID-19 Update

ASU Officials and committed Delegates have been in communication with CWW Management, as we all read more

Geelong CC – Update on CoGG stand-downs

Did you see the Geelong Advertiser yesterday? Your employer was featured for standing down ... read more

Maribyrnong Urgent Zoom Meeting Re: Dismissals

Over the weekend we received correspondence from our members that Maribyrnong has dismissed a ... read more

ASU Enterprise Bargaining Update No 2 @ Yarra City Council

Big thank you to all of your feedback and for attending the rounds of scheduled meetings to ... read more

Important action for Health & Safety Representatives and Delegates

The ASU has developed a Coronavirus Action Plan and there is an important role for HSR’s and ... read more

ASU Update – Anglicare Members

During this unprecedented time, a number of issues have faced Anglicare residential and refuge ... read more

Local Government Jobs Matter

The COVID-19 pandemic is having very real impacts on all parts of Australia. Every local ... read more

Moorabool SC – Notice Of Change – Customer Service Restructure

The ASU has been notified of proposed restructure at Moorabool Shire Council. These changes ... read more

Geelong CC – State & Federal MPs support ASU call to reinstate stood down workers

Last week, ASU Officers spoke with a number of Geelong State and Federal MPs about the harsh ... read more

Fair Work Commission says: ‘Time to talk to all the unions together Qantas’’

On 2 April 2020, your ASU was in the Fair Work Commission arguing our case for stood down ... read more

Ballarat CC – Additional Special Leave & ASU Recommendations To Be Implemented

Today Council confirmed it would provide Additional Special Leave Arrangements for employees ... read more

Golden Plains Shire Council Bargaining update

After extensive consultation with ASU members & delegates the ASU has compiled your log of ... read more

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

East Gippsland Shire Council EA Update

Your union is working hard to make sure that workers in East Gippsland get the support you need read more

City of Hume COVID-19 Stand-down update April 2020

Reprieve for Hume City Council Workers until 14 April 2020 ASU officials, along with the ... read more

COVID19 information and 2-Min Issues Survey

The ASU office has been fielding many calls and emails about COVID19 related issues at ... read more

Enterprise Bargaining During COVID-19

Many of Tasmania’s local government enterprise agreements are due to expire at the end of this ... read more

Citipower/Powercor Update

Following a meeting with local representatives from all three unions last week, the unions had ... read more

ASU Local Government Delegates COVID-19 Briefing

The situation for ASU members at work is changing quickly, and daily. We’ve called this ... read more

Greater Geelong – ASU Update on CoGG Stand-Downs

On Tuesday, members who had been stood down without pay by the City of Greater Geelong held an ... read more

Important – Community Sector Guides: COVID-19

Community sector workers are performing critical work in the face of a challenge unlike any ... read more

Childcare – Outcome from Zoom Meeting

On Tuesday night over 30 Childcare Educators across local government met via Zoom to discuss ... read more

NHVR ASU Log of claims – Have your Say!

ASU delegates at NHVR have developed a draft Log of Claims for your new Enterprise Agreement. ... read more

YMCA Moreland Urgent Zoom Meeting

Recently, the YMCA Moreland stood down their staff without pay as centres were forced to close. read more

Out of Home Care COVID-19 Update

ASU delegates and Health and Safety Representatives (HSRs) have been working hard to ascertain ... read more

Ballarat CC – Update After Central Consultative Forum

ASU delegates on the Central Consultative Forum met with Council today in accordance with the ... read more

Hume City Council COVID-19 Update April 2020

Shame on Hume City Council Hume City Council leadership should be ashamed of themselves; they ... read more

Wellington SC – Your union is working hard for you during these difficult times.

ASU Delegates & Organisers have been negotiating improvements to everyone’s wages and ... read more

HACC/DCW services Hume City Council April 2020

ASU members have been raising some concerns regarding being approached by HCC management in the read more

Tasmanian Local Government Update

The Australian Services Union welcomes the JobKeeper (wage subsidy) payment as a positive step ... read more

Moorabool Shire Council Members update

COVID 19 ASU members can rest assured we are constructively working with Council in relation to read more

Tasmania, we’re by your side

Members of the Australian Services Union fill critical roles in the delivery of essential ... read more

Tasmanian workplace Win for workers

The Australian Services Union always fights for the inclusion of robust Dispute Settlement ... read more

No To Violence – Workplace Culture

The ASU takes this opportunity to thank members that participated in the recent ASU member ... read more

SACS Wrap-up

ASU members provide services that our community needs every day and are on the frontline of our read more

Ermha Update

As pandemic measures are put in place across our communities, delegates at Ermha have reported ... read more

We’re by your side

Members of the Australian Services Union fill critical roles in the delivery of essential ... read more

A workplace Win for workers

The Australian Services Union has been actively engaging with employers in all industries to ... read more

ASU Keeping Members In Work

Last weekend our union was in the Fair Work Commission to stop hundreds of members being stood ... read more

Local Government Update – April 2020

Members of the Australian Services Union who work in local government are stepping up and ... read more

Valuing Care under COVID 19 : meeting link and instructions.

To prepare for our delegates meeting Valuing Care under COVID 19 by teleconference tomorrow ... read more

City of Geelong Zoom Meeting Tonight

Many of you have contacted us about news that Geelong plans to stand down over 500 of its ... read more

Coronavirus ASU Community Sector Member Meeting

For a few months now ASU community sector members have been meeting on the first Wednesday of ... read more

Cardinia Shire Council Enterprise Agreement Update

Your union is working hard to represent you during these tough times. Your Enterprise agreement read more

VicRoads – ASU Secures COVID19 Special Leave for Agency/Labour Hire Staff

We are pleased to advise that we have reached agreement with VicRoads and Department of ... read more

Yarra CC – A SMALL WIN, BUT A LONG WAY TO GO

The ASU has been fighting for job security for casual and labour hire staff at Yarra City ... read more

Local Government Update & Campaign for Wage Subsidy

ASU members in local government provide the services that the community relies on every day. ... read more

Update & Campaign for Wage Subsidy

Members of the Australian Services Union deliver the services Australians rely on every day.  ... read more

ASU Campaign for Wage Subsidies during COVID-19

For many of you work will have changed in many ways and the impacts of COVID-19 on Tasmania are read more

Delegates and HSRs update: ASU Letter to Local Government Sector Employers

On Friday, ASU Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin wrote to every employer in the local government ... read more

Ballarat CC – Paid Special Leave and Consultation On Stand-Downs

On Saturday afternoon, ASU representatives and your delegates participated in a Fair Work ... read more

Ballarat CC – Urgent Fair Work Commission Conference Tomorrow

The ASU was involved in a Fair Work Commission hearing this morning, an arbitration will be ... read more

Important Actions for SACS ASU Delegates and HSR’s

Please note we are postponing the Save Equal Pay Committee Meeting scheduled for 6:00 Wednesday read more

Important Actions for ASU Workplace Delegates and Health & Safety Representatives

ASU members provide the services that our community needs every day and are on the frontline of read more

Library Delegate Important Update

It has been a huge week for library staff, and you have all been inspirational throughout this ... read more

Merri Health Consultation regarding working arrangements and COVID-19

As you may be aware, many SACS employers are putting in place working arrangements as a result ... read more

Valuing Care under COVID-19

Aged care workers across the sector are facing unprecedented times and workers caring for the ... read more

Ballarat CC – ASU takes City of Ballarat to Fair Work Commission

ASU Branch Secretary Lisa Darmanin along workplace delegates held discussions with a City of ... read more

Campaspe Shire Council COVID-19 Update

The ASU has received numerous calls from members regarding their safety concerns and the lack ... read more

Important actions for Health & Safety Representatives

ASU members provide the services that the community needs every day and are on the frontline of read more

ASU COVID-19 Update – Anglicare Tasmania

These are challenging times without a doubt. As always the ASU team in Tasmania are actively ... read more

City of Ballarat COVID-19 Update

In what can only be described as a confounding series of events, City of Ballarat directors and read more

Rate Relief or Council Jobs?

Early this week we had grave concerns after both Liberal and Labor parties were advocating for ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Shepparton City Council

ASU member Chris Rumsey formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Shepparton City Council read more

Early Learning Funding and COVID-19 update

The ASU is actively advocating for government support to ensure Early Learning Centre staff are read more

Gippsland Shared Services Update

The ASU has had monthly teleconferences with representatives from the 4 councils that are part ... read more

Qantas – It’s Time to pay our outstanding bonuses

Yesterday the ASU sent a letter to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce calling for the payment of the ... read more

COVID-19 Update – Drive Tests to Cease!

Health and Safety Reps across VicRoads have issued numerous Provisional Improvement ... read more

COVID-19 creates uncertainty for casuals at Yarra City Council

Years of underfunding and cost-shifting by the state and federal governments, together with ... read more

Building Services Members Zoom Meeting

Many of you have now completed the building department staff survey sent out by the ASU. Your ... read more

Libraries COVID-19 Update

Recently your library delegates came together for an urgent discussion on how to move forward ... read more

Children’s Services and Covid-19 update

The ASU has been reaching out to councils and delegates to learn how councils are managing ... read more

ASU Delegate Nomination at Greater Shepparton City Council

ASU member Stephen Hastings formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Greater Shepparton ... read more

VICROADS COVID-19 UPDATE

The ASU was astonished to learn this morning that VicRoads management is continuing with ... read more

Library Delegates Online Meting

The urgent library delegates online meeting is happening tonight at 6pm. Please disregard the ... read more

In-home Aged Care and Covid-19

The ASU has been in touch with ASU members who work in aged care and with management to learn ... read more

Community Sector COVID-19 Rescue Package Advocacy!

Hot off the press: the ASU and Councils of Social Service (COSS) Network are calling on the ... read more

Hume Children’s Services and Covid-19 update

The ASU have been in touch with delegates and management to get feedback on how Council are ... read more

Local Government COVID-19 update

The impending COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in our lifetime. We will all need to make ... read more

Greater Shepparton City Council Children’s Services and Covid-19 update

The ASU has been in touch with members and management to learn how Council is managing their ... read more

Greater Shepparton CC – Children’s Services and Covid-19 update

The ASU has been in touch with members and management to learn how Council is managing their ... read more

VicRoads – COVID-19 UPDATE

The ASU wrote to VicRoads on Monday raising a number of concerns in relation to the COVID-19 ... read more

Derwent Valley Council – Delegate Elections

At Derwent Valley Council we expect there to be a period of significant change coming. The ASU ... read more

Mission Australia – Underpayment and Enterprise Agreement Bargaining Update

Last week  the ASU met with Ben Carblis (Executive for Community, Family and Children’s ... read more

Qantas – Updates for Qantas Contact Centre Members

These are unprecedented times and things are changing so quickly. Unfortunately this is not ... read more

Vote No to Zinfra’s Dodgy Agreement

Members by now would be aware of Zinfra circulating information about a $1000 sign-on bonus. It read more

Library staff must be supported during Covid-19 related closures

The current health situation around Covid-19 is causing uncertainty for many library employees, read more

Moyne Shire Council Crisis on the Frontline Campaign Meetings Cancelled

The ASU was set to hold members meetings at Moyne Shire Council about our Crisis on the ... read more

EBA & ASU member meetings on hold at CoGG

On Tuesday 17 March the ASU met with CoGG representatives and officials from other Unions to ... read more

Crisis on the Frontline Waste & Recycling Announcement

Following our recent newsletter that the ASU welcomes the States investment of $129 million in ... read more

Banyule City Council EA Update

The ASU is seeking final feedback from members on your draft log of claims to make the Banyule ... read more

VicRoads Update – COVID 19, FairWork Application, and Bargaining Update

COVID 19 The ASU has written to VicRoads Management raising a number of concerns and seeking to read more

Mildura RC – ASU Members’ Meetings

Last week we updated you on the ASU’s contemning efforts to communicate with the CEO about ... read more

Yarra City Council CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Excessive use of labour hire

We wrote to you a couple of weeks ago about the excessive use of Labour Hire at Yarra City ... read more

Hobsons Bay – An emphatic NO to management’s EBA offer

Last week staff across Hobsons Bay City Council backed what the ASU has been telling management read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Whitehorse City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Moyne Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Kids First

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

DVC Child Care Underpayment – Investigations Continue

The ASU’s Tasmanian Coordinator, Aaron De La Torre, met with Amanda McCall earlier this week to read more

VicRoads EA9 Paid Time Meetings: Dromana, Warragul & Seymour

The ASU will be holding another round of paid time members meetings over the next fortnight, to read more

Mitchell Shire Council EA Meeting

The ASU will be holding a paid members’ meeting to discuss councils’ position and offer ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at YSAS

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at NEAMI

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Unison

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Committee Meeting

Momentum around the save equal pay campaign is really building and we are seeing more and more ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Salvation Army

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Qantas EBA 12 Bulletin #2

ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU’s EBA 12 claim after ... read more

VicRoads – EA9 MEMBERS MEETINGS

The ASU will be holding another round of paid time members meetings over the next fortnight, to read more

Do you manage waste or recycling contracts?

Last year the Legislative Council released the final report into recycling and waste ... read more

Mildura City Council – ASU Member Meetings Next Week

The ASU has been made aware of serious issues at Mildura Rural City Council ranging from ... read more

Hume CC – Visits to Childrens’ Services

The ASU will be visiting Hume City Council childcare centres to provide information to staff on read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Unison

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Southern Tasmanian Members Forum

ASU members are invited to our next Southern Tasmanian Members Forum for ASU members being held read more

City of Melbourne ASU members EA update March 2020

ASU Officials and Delegates attended EA meeting number 11 of round 2 of bargaining on Thursday ... read more

Save Equal Pay Committee Newsletter

It was so great to see you all at the Save Equal Pay committee meeting on Wednesday night.  We ... read more

Save Equal Pay Morning Tea Briefing at Migrant Resource Centre Hobart

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

VicRoads EA9 Paid Time Members Meetings

The ASU will be holding another round of paid time members meetings over the next fortnight, to read more

Crisis on the Frontline Waste & Recycling Announcement

The ASU welcomes the States investment of $129 million of funding, in response to the recycling read more

Citipower/Powercor Protected Action Ballot

Members would be aware that voting for the Protected Action Ballot has opened and will close on read more

Yarra Ranges Shire Council Basic change notification

The ASU has been notified of a proposed change to Yarra Ranges Shire Council, Community and ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Youth Projects CBD

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Merri Outreach Support Service

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Shepparton CC – Call for ASU delegate nominations

With enterprise agreement negotiations approaching, it’s never been a more important time for ... read more

Port Phillip CC – Enterprise Agreement Update

Following the completion of negotiations late last year, your new enterprise agreement has now ... read more

Huon Valley Council Enterprise Agreement report back meetings

ASU Organiser Karen Tantari will be holding meetings across Council to provide feedback from ... read more

Huon Valley Council – Enterprise Agreement Report Back Meetings

ASU Organiser, Karen Tantari will be holding meetings across Council to provide feedback from ... read more

North West/South West Delegates Network

Your first NW/SW Delegates Network Meeting for 2020 is quickly approaching As per the motion ... read more

ASU Member EA Update: Berry Street

Your ASU delegates Helen Micallef and Brianna Stevenson along with ASU officials have continued read more

Crisis on the Frontline

Over the last few weeks, ASU members who work as Municipal Building Surveyors met with the ... read more

How does MPSC’s Home Care proposal impact on you?

The ASU has been pursuing MPSC management for answers to a number of questions about the ... read more

ASU Member Meetings Schedule – CoGG EBA

As you may be aware, due to the large number of meetings that will take place around EBA ... read more

Southern Midlands Council – ASU Log of Claims meetings

Please come along to ASU member meetings to discuss the ASU’s Log of Claims for upcoming ... read more

ASU Tasmanian Women’s Update

Unions Tasmania has an extensive program of events for women throughout the year. After a ... read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council Mayor Accused of Misuse of Office

The mayor of Glamorgan Spring Bay Council may soon come under intense scrutiny for using ... read more

Delegate Profile: James Mackay

My name is James Mackay and I have been a member of the Municipal Employees Union which became ... read more

Big Year of Bargaining in LG

The ASU has a big year of bargaining ahead of us, especially in the Local Government sector ... read more

Moonee Valley CC – ASU Member Meetings

After the first EBA bargaining meeting last week there are already things to talk about, plus ... read more

Stand Up Fight Back: Unified and Organised Workers Win!

Change of operation hours win at Western Water depots ASU members at Western Water depots were ... read more

VicRoads Update

The ASU campaign against the privatisation of VicRoads is in full swing. Events have been held ... read more

City of Launceston 2020 EA – ASU Log of Claims meetings

In preparation for Bargaining ASU Organiser Kath Milbourne and ASU Delegates will be holding ... read more

Glen Eira CC – New ASU Delegate Elected

The ASU is excited to announce that ASU member Cheryl Brodkewicz has now been formally elected ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Cobaw Community Health

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Crisis on the Frontline & EBA Log of Claims Meetings at Casey City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Whittlesea City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

BCYF – Bullying at Malop Street

As many members are aware, the ASU has been requesting that BCYF management address the serious read more

Delegate Profile – Jane Ferris former delegate at Intouch

Jane values the important role the ASU plays beyond individual workplaces – delivering ... read more

Hobart City Council – Enterprise Agreement Report Back Meetings

The ASU and AWU will be holding joint paid-time meetings to provide an update on where we are ... read more

Delegate Profile – Steve Vass

Steve Vass recently began working in the Community Services sector for the first time. He came ... read more

Save Equal Pay

Save Equal Pay! The jobs of community sector workers, and services that workers deliver to ... read more

Delegate Profile – Tuffy

Tuffy has worked as a casual at the City of Melbourne for nearly 6 years and is an ASU delegate read more

Wathaurong – Ongoing Consultation Regarding Restructure

Your ASU delegate and organiser met with Wathaurong management last week as part of ongoing ... read more

Crisis on the Frontline

There’s a crisis on the frontline of local government. Years of underfunding by state sand ... read more

Banyule CC – Proposed Restructure of IT & Digital Transformation Branch.

The ASU has been notified of proposed restructure of Banyule City Council  IT & Digital ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – ASU Members To Stop Work For A Second Time

The ASU has advised Hobsons Bay Council CEO Aaron van Egmond that our members will walk off the read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Unison – 4 Mar

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Micare – 5 Mar

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

Bethany EA Update – Paid Time Meeting

ASU Organisers and Delegates will be holding a membership meeting to discuss the progress of ... read more

VicRoads Update – ASU Campaign Heats Up & Bargaining for EA9

Our campaign to keep VicRoads in public hands has forced the Government onto the back foot. ... read more

Union visit at the City of Whittlesea

The ASU will be visiting the City of Whittlesea Council office to provide information to staff ... read more

City of Launceston 2020 Enterprise Agreement – ASU Log of Claims meetings

In preparation for bargaining ASU Organiser Kath Milbourne and ASU Delegates will be holding ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Committee Meeting

The next meeting of the Save Equal Pay Campaign Committee is on DATE: Wednesday 4 March TIME: ... read more

Geelong ASU Member Meeting re: EBA – Home Care (and associated areas)

The ASU will be holding a meeting of members in Home Care (and other associated areas) to ... read more

Hobsons Bay City Council when is 2% not really 2%?

If you’re feeling confused by management’s latest bulletin explaining the pay increases on ... read more

Yarra City Council Crisis on the Frontline

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at WHIN

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Family Violence Workforce Survey

The ASU strongly encourages all workers who may play a role in preventing, identifying and ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Foundation House

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Launch Housing Cheltenham

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Moonee Valley ASU Member Meetings – Community Strengthening & Early Childhood Education

Following on from the recent meetings to discuss the upcoming EBA negotiations, the following ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Quantum Support Services

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Manningham CC – ASU Members Meetings To Endorse Log Of Claims

Please come along to ASU member meetings to endorse the ASU’s Log of Claims for upcoming ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meeting at Buloke Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meeting at Yarriambiack Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Hindmarsh Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Citipower/Powercor Enterprise Bargaining Update

Bargaining between the unions and Citipower/Powercor has continued since January. ... read more

Zinfra EA Meetings

All members are invited to attend joint ASU/PA paid members meetings to discuss the EA and the ... read more

Casey City Council HACC Members

As you are aware your ASU representatives sought assistance from the Fair Work Commission to ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Maroondah City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Casey City Council Home Care Delegates

As you are aware your ASU representatives sought assistance from the Fair Work Commission to ... read more

Maribyrnong City Council Introducing your new ASU delegates

Last month we opened up nominations for new ASU delegates, we have now concluded this process ... read more

Kingborough Council Commencement of Enterprise Agreement Bargaining

As you are aware, bargaining is about to commence in relation to your new Enterprise Agreement. read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Buloke Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Barwon Water – Restructure at Customer Centre

Barwon Water management has written to the ASU to advise of proposed changes at the Customer ... read more

Moira Shire Council Log of Claims Meetings

The ASU will be holding approved paid meetings to discuss and endorse a log of claims for the ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Centacare Ballarat

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Crisis on the Frontline – Campaign Meetings at Wellington Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Brotherhood of St Laurence

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at ERMHA

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Port Phillip CC – ASU Member Update

Port Phillip Childrens services review update The ASU recently wrote to the CEO asking for an ... read more

SAVE EQUAL PAY CAMPAIGN BRIEFING @ SASHS’s – February 25

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

NHVR Update – New Delegates, Members Meeting, and Bargaining

New Delegates have been elected to represent ASU at NHVR. Congratulations to Scott Knowles and ... read more

Western Water Update – Win for depot workers!

Change of operation hours win at Western Water depots ASU members at the depots recently ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – ASU EBA Meetings

The following meetings will be held to report back from the recent EBA meeting with management: read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at City of Greater Bendigo

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Glenorchy City Council – Indoor ASU Delegate Vacancies

Stefan Johns has decided to step back from the  ASU Delegate role. The ASU would like to ... read more

Glenorchy City Council – Outdoor ASU Delegate Vacancies

Garry Fisher has decided to step back from the role as your ASU delegate. The ASU would like to read more

ASU Women’s Network Meeting

All female identifying ASU members are invited to attend the first Women’s Network meeting of ... read more

Sorell Council – ASU Meeting at Sorell Depot

ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be visiting outdoor employees at Sorell Council. The ... read more

Devonport City Council – Meeting to Discuss Enterprise Agreement Negotiations

ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding meetings across Devonport City Council to discuss ... read more

SAVE EQUAL PAY CAMPAIGN BRIEFING atHaven Bendigo – 26 February

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Anglicare Bayswater

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Moira SC – ASU BBQ on Wednesday at Cobram Depot

This Wednesday the ASU and Maurice Blackburn Lawyers will be holding a BBQ and meeting at the ... read more

Greater Geelong City Council – EBA Log of Claims Meetings

Meetings of ASU members are being held across City of Greater Geelong to create a log of claims read more

Yarra City Council – ASU Enterprise Bargaining

Enterprise Bargaining is about reviewing and improving workplace entitlements and conditions. ... read more

SAVE EQUAL PAY CAMPAIGN BRIEFING @ NTV – Feb. 17 2020

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

SAVE EQUAL PAY CAMPAIGN BRIEFING @ CAFS –Feb.19 2020

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

SAVE EQUAL PAY CAMPAIGN BRIEFING @ MOSS and Launch Northcote – 20 February

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Wintringham Bargaining About to Kick Off

As you may be aware, your Enterprise Agreement (EA) at Wintringham will expire on 30 April ... read more

VicRoads EA9 Log of Claims

Bargaining has commenced for the new VicRoads Agreement, and after an extensive series of ... read more

Mildura Rural City Council Update

Enterprise Bargaining As members are aware, a vote was taken to accept a 2% pa wage increase to read more

Qantas – Enterprise Agreement Update

Almost 60 ASU delegates from all states and territories met in Melbourne on 5 February 2020 to ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Brotherhood of St Laurence

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Barwon Child Youth and Family

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

ASU Members Meeting North Richmond Community Health

Thursday 13 February 1.30- 2.30pm Following meeting with NRCH upper management, the ASU has ... read more

Cardinia Shire Council – Log of Claims Meetings

Please come along to ASU member meetings to discuss formulating the ASU’s Log of Claims for ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Anchor Incorporated – 19 Feb

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Golden Plains Shire Council – Paid ASU Members Meetings

Welcome to 2020, a big year for ASU members at Golden Plains Shire Council. ASU is holding ... read more

Central Highlands Council – ASU Meetings

ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be visiting Central Highlands Council. Meetings are ... read more

Melbourne CC – EBA Bargaining Progress report February 2020

Australian Services Union (ASU) Organisers and ASU Delegates have now attended 8 EBA ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at East Gippsland Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Agreement Negotiations conclude at City of Ballarat.

The ASU was advised yesterday of the outcome of the Enterprise Agreement ballot conducted last ... read more

Banyule City Council Enterprise Agreement Bargaining to kick off

Members may have seen a ‘Notice of Representational Rights’ being distributed by Council, this ... read more

Hobsons Bay more EBA delays, but don’t give in!

After scheduling a meeting last Thursday, management still had not prepared the draft agreement read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Vincent Care Glenroy – 20 Feb

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Moira Shire Council ASU Delegate Position

Cheryl Ferguson has decided to stand down from her role as ASU Delegate. The ASU would like to ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Good Shepherd St. Albans- 12 Feb

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Goldfields Library

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Greater Geelong CC – Belmont EBA Meeting – Tuesday 11 Feb

ASU Organiser Luke Cherry will be at the Belmont Depot to meet with ASU members around ... read more

Melbourne Water Members Meetings

Bargaining is progressing at Melbourne Water, with management putting a revised offer to the ... read more

SACS Campaign Committee

Last night you got involved in a campaign aimed at fighting the Morrison Government cuts and to read more

Ballarat City Council – Don’t be Bullied into accepting a bad EA pay offer.

VOTE NO ASU has been made aware of many instances of intimidation and bullying behaviours by ... read more

Brimbank Leisure rosters and redundancies nearing finalisation

The ASU has received notification that Council is nearing finalisation of the staffing ... read more

Crisis On The Frontline – Campaign Meetings at Greater Shepparton City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op ASU Update: Save Equal Pay & Restructure

A members’ meeting will be held at Mackey Street to gather further feedback on the restructure ... read more

Burnie City Council ASU Indoor Meeting

Your current Enterprise Agreement is due to expire 30 June 2020 and negotiations will commence ... read more

Frankston CC – Crisis On The Frontline Campaign Meetings

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

Moonee Valley CC – EBA & Local Government Campaign Meeting

2020 will be a big year for the ASU at Moonee Valley City Council, with your EBA up for ... read more

Regional Library Corporations Delegates Network Meeting

On Tuesday the 11 February the ASU will be holding the next Regional Library Corporations ... read more

Library Liaison Network Meeting February 2020

The Library Liaison Network is an active group of members who meet on a regular basis to ... read more

Burnie City Council – ASU Survey of Staff

The Australian Services Union (ASU) is conducting a survey inviting all Burnie City Council ... read more

Max Solutions – First EBA Meeting Date Set

Your employer, Max Solutions, has commenced bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement. When ... read more

Northern Community Legal Service – Save Equal Pay Briefing

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case. After a long campaign ... read more

Moonee Valley CC – Community Strengthening

The first ASU MVCC Community Strengthening Divisional Consultative Committee meeting was held ... read more

Greater Shepparton City Council Log of Claims Meeting

ASU Organiser Jeff Dingli will be holding a paid meeting at Greater Shepparton City Council as ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at On the Line – Thursday 6 February

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case. After a long campaign ... read more

ASU Meetings – Cancer Council Tasmania Enterprise Agreement Negotiations Update

ASU Tasmanian Social and Community Services Coordinator Kath Milbourne (formally Ryman) and ASU read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Berry Street Eaglemont

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case. After a long campaign ... read more

Huon Valley Council Commencement of Enterprise Bargaining

As you know, bargaining is about to commence in relation to your new Enterprise Agreement. In ... read more

Berry Street ASU progress negotiations for your next Enterprise Agreement

Negotiations for a new Berry Street Enterprise Agreement have been productive, with matters ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at MCM Braybrook

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at Vincent Care Inner Melbourne – 6 Feb

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

VicRoads Campaign Ramps Up – More Paid Time EA9 Member Meetings

The ASU campaign around the possible outsourcing/privatisation of R&L is ramping up with ... read more

Max Solutions EBA bargaining to begin soon

The Australian Services Union (ASU) has been in contact with Max Solutions management to ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Loddon Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Gannawarra Shire Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Swan Hill Rural City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

CRISIS ON THE FRONTLINE – Campaign Meetings at Mildura Rural City Council

Local government workers provide vital frontline services to the community. But years of ... read more

No Confidence in Director’s approach to bargaining

The ASU has written to HBCC CEO Aaron Van Egmond to raise serious concerns on behalf of staff ... read more

Bargaining continues for a new Enterprise Agreement at Bethany

After some delay Bethany management finally provided your ASU representatives with a proposed ... read more

Burnie City Council ASU BBQ/Meeting

Your current Enterprise Agreement is due to expire 30 June 2020. It’s time to start talking to ... read more

Save Equal Pay Campaign Briefing at ERMHA – 4 Feb

In 2012 we celebrated the historic win of the ASU Equal Pay case! After a long campaign ... read more

Equal Pay Morning Tea Uniting ReGen

February 1, 2012, was a momentous day for ASU members across Social and Community Services. ... read more

Hobart CC – Council Lacks Understanding Of Bargaining

Following 2 strong No Votes and requests by the Unions, and Peter Warmbrunn, to recommence ... read more

Phillip Island Nature Park – Your Union Is Holding A BBQ

ASU members and people who are interested in joining a union are invited for a delicious* ... read more

Equal Pay Celebration at SACHS Sunshine

Feb 1 2012 was a momentous day for ASU members across Social and Community services. After a ... read more

Brimbank CC – Proposed Major Chance

The ASU have been advised by Brimbank City Council of a proposal to move the Strategic Risk and read more

Glen Eira CC – ASU Delegate Nomination

ASU member Cheryl Brodkewicz formally nominated to become an ASU delegate at Glen Eira City ... read more

Hobsons Bay City Council ASU EBA Meeting

All ASU members (and anyone wanting to join the collective) are invited to attend a critically ... read more

TasWater Proposed Changes to Reporting Arrangements

The ASU has been advised by TasWater that they have made a Preliminary Decision to form a ... read more

Maribyrnong CC – Who’s Standing Up For Your Rights?

Nominations to become an ASU delegate in your area are closing on Friday at 5pm. To nominate, ... read more

Ballarat City Council VOTE NO

The ASU has received notification that Ballarat City Council will put another agreement to a ... read more

Brimbank – Parks and Gardens restructure (Tree Crew)

On the 6th January, the ASU received notification of a change proposal for the Tree Crew that ... read more

Berry Street Open Place ASU Update

DHHS recently advised Berry Street that it is looking for a new provider to take on the ... read more

NHVR Delegate Nominations & Body Worn Cameras

ASU Delegate Nominations at NHVR On 20 January 2020, ASU members Skye Rieniets and Scott ... read more

Mitchell Shire – ASU Members Meeting to Endorse a Log Of Claims

We are holding a meeting to endorse the ASU’s Log of Claims for upcoming enterprise agreement ... read more

Wangaratta Rural City Council ASU Members Meeting

The ASU will be holding a paid meeting to discuss proposed changes to Council Vehicle radios. ... read more

Latrobe City Council Fitness for Work Policy Proposal

The Australian Service Union understands that there is a proposal in Latrobe City to introduce ... read more

Campaspe SC – Meeting For In-home Aged Care ASU Members Only

On Tuesday 4 February the ASU will be holding a meeting for in-home aged care workers to ... read more

Cohealth – Equal Pay Members Meeting

Recently, ASU delegates have been involved in a campaign aimed at fighting to keep the historic read more

VicRoads – ASU Kew EA9 Meetings

Bargaining for EA9 is about to kick off at VicRoads, and the ASU has begun to schedule paid ... read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council – Still Holding Mayor Wisby to Account

The ASU has been continuing its campaign to ensure Mayor Wisby ceases to act in ways contrary ... read more

Yarra CC – Delegates Meet & Greet With New Organiser

Come along to a meet and greet with your new ASU organiser Emma Bagg. Emma is an experienced ... read more

Maribyrnong CC – Call for Delegates

Happy new year! With the new year here and new Enterprise Agreement just days away, we’re ... read more

Glenorchy City Council Child Care Employees ASU Meetings

ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be visiting Glenorchy City Council Child Care employees. ... read more

Smith Family – ASU January Meeting

ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be visiting the Smith Family Hobart office in January to ... read more

Zinfra Negotiation Update

Members would no doubt be aware of the communication sent out by Zinfra Operations Director ... read more

Vote Yes to the inTouch Enterprise Agreement

Voting for the new inTouch Agreement commences electronically for 1 day only on Friday 17 ... read more

ASU Meetings at Glenorchy City Council

ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be visiting Glenorchy City Council. Welcome to 2020. Join read more

Swan Hill Rural City: Workplace Bullying – We Want To Know

The ASU is extremely concerned by reports that bullying has been occurring at SHRCC and ... read more

Paid Time Meetings – VicRoads EA9

Bargaining for EA9 is about to kick off at VicRoads, and the ASU has begun to schedule paid ... read more

Ballarat Members Meetings next week

The purpose of these meetings is to provide the latest offer from Ballarat Management and seek ... read more

Wathaurong – Report Back Following ASU Members’ Meeting

The ASU hopes members at Wathaurong have started the new year safe and well. This is a brief ... read more

Mitchell Shire – Meetings to formulate a log of claims

Please come along to member meetings to formulate the ASU’s Log of Claims for upcoming ... read more

Proposed Restructure of Brimbank City Council Tree Crew

The ASU has been notified of proposed restructure of Brimbank City Council Tree Crew impacting ... read more

Merri Health – Proposed Change to the Hospital Admission Risk Program

The ASU has been advised of a proposed change to the Hospital Admission Risk Program. You can ... read more

coHealth – Proposed Change to the Hospital Admission Risk Program

The ASU has been advised of a proposed change to the Hospital Admission Risk Program. You can ... read more

Hobsons Bay CC – ASU members continue to fight for their rights

Over the Christmas and New Year period ASU members at Hobsons Bay Council continue to implement read more

MiCare – Log of Claims Meeting for Endorsement

METTING TIME AND LOCATION: DATE: Wednesday 15 January TIME: 12.00pm VENUE: MiCare Footscray We ... read more

genU Member Meeting – 9 Jan @ Highton Support Hub

Please see updated details below for this meeting The ASU has received a number of queries over read more

ASU Social & Community Services Campaign Committee

The Morrison Government have signalled that they will not fund the equal pay payments that ASU ... read more

Citipower/Powercor Enterprise Bargaining Update

Members would be aware that, the three Unions undertook membership meetings last week to report read more

Central Coast Council ASU Meeting Notice

ASU Organiser Jess Cassidy will be holding a union meeting to touch base with you all and see ... read more

Melbourne City Council EBA Bargaining Progress report December 2019

ASU Organisers and ASU Delegates have now attended seven EBA negotiation meetings in this ... read more

Work bans continue over Christmas at Hobsons Bay

HBCC CEO Aaron Van Egmond has made no move toward reconciling the anger of his staff over their read more

Foundation House ASU Update

Your ASU Organiser and ASU Delegates met over November and December with the new Foundation ... read more

ASU Moonee Valley City Council Community Strengthening Update

ASU Organiser Luke Cherry met with members and other staff in Moonee Valley City Council ... read more

Whittlesea CC – GPS Tracking Device Dispute

The ASU has formally lodged a dispute as per clause 5 of the EA, this is in regard to the ... read more

Better Funding of Local Government Services

Last week the Minister for Local Government set the rate cap at 2%, stating that “as a result ... read more

Moreland CC – WIN for workers at Moreland

After intense lobbying by the ASU, Moreland City Council decided last week not to tender out ... read more

Portable Long Service Leave Alert – Have you received a welcome pack?

By now you should have received your registered worker welcome pack from the Portable Long ... read more

Quantum Support Services – Delegate Announcement and Call For More Delegates

We are delighted to announce that Crystal Milesevic became your newest ASU delegate on the 10th read more

Ballarat CC – Bargaining Update

ASU bargaining representatives met with Council today to hear what improvements were on offer ... read more

Cohealth Meeting Invite

Recently, ASU delegates have been involved in a campaign aimed at fighting to keep the historic read more

Hume City Council Exposure to dust at Maffra Street

With well-publicised and reported issues with the former SKM and Glass Recovery Services site, ... read more

Maribyrnong CC – Vote Yes to the Proposed Enterprise Agreement

Tomorrow on the 17th of December voting will open for the new Enterprise Agreement. This ... read more

Zinfra – Important Paid Meetings for Enterprise Agreement Update

Members meetings will be held at the following sites and times to discuss the ongoing ... read more

VicRoads – ASU Members Meetings

Bargaining for EA9 is set to commence, and the ASU campaign against privatisation in VicRoads ... read more

Launch Housing Meeting Notice

Recently, ASU delegates have been involved in a campaign aimed at fighting to keep the historic read more

Ballarat City Council Bargaining Update

On 4 December ASU bargaining representatives met with management for further enterprise ... read more

Important NTV Agreement Update & Workplace Culture Meeting

An urgent meeting has been called in light of undertakings your employer has made regarding ... read more

Congratulations to ASU members on the outcome of COPP EA vote

Yesterday the employee ballot for the proposed EA was completed and counted with employees ... read more

George Town Council Enterprise Agreement Update

The time has come for you to vote YES or NO to your proposed new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU ... read more

ASU Social & Community Services Campaign Committee Members

Last night you got involved in a campaign aimed at fighting to keep the historic equal pay win ... read more

Kingborough Council ASU Visit – All Welcome

Your ASU Organiser Karen Tantari will be visiting Kingborough Council prior to Christmas. Karen read more

Huon Valley Council ASU Visit – All Staff Welcome

Your ASU Organiser Karen Tantari will be visiting Huon Valley Council prior to Christmas. Karen read more

Glenorchy City Council raises their intention to perform a Classification Review

This week at the Joint Consultative Committee meeting, GCC Management raised their intention to read more

City West Water ASU Christmas BBQ

It’s the festive season, so why not come down to the ASU City West Water Christmas BBQ, and ... read more

DON’T SELL VICROADS!

The ASU campaign is in full swing, with information being handed out to the public across of a ... read more

Moonee Valley City Council Outdoor Members ASU End of Year BBQ Breakfast

The ASU will be putting on a BBQ Breakfast for members at the MVCC Council Depot to celebrate ... read more

Update on Recognition of continuity of service for the purpose of Long Service Leave

Background:  Following recent legislative changes in the Long Service Leave Act, a number of ... read more

Bendigo Community Health Portable Long Service Leave Info Session

As you would already be aware, Portable Long Service Leave (PLSL) became a reality on 1 July ... read more

ASU City of Greater Geelong Update – November 2019

November was a month of ups and downs at CoGG, with good outcomes in some areas but frustration read more

Community Sector Campaign Committee Meeting

Equal Pay Increase The 1st of December was the day that you received your equal pay increase. ... read more

On The Line – Have Your Say, It’s Your EBA

The ASU is about to begin a round of meetings across On the Line to develop a list of member ... read more

Queen Victoria Market – Improving Employment Conditions at QVM

Further to our most recent meeting at Queen Victoria Market, members were asked what further ... read more

ASU Paid Meeting – MVCC Direct Care Workers

The ASU will be holding a meeting to discuss recent changes to services, technology and ... read more

City of Melbourne ASU Members Meeting

You are invited to attend mass meeting of all ASU members. This is a paid meeting approved by ... read more

Moreland CC – Privatisation? NO WAY!

Uber – Deliveroo – AirTasker – AirBNB – Moreland Council ? … Good read more

North Richmond Community Health – PLSL Concerns

ASU members and other interested staff are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the new ... read more

Uniting AgeWell – Congratulations ASU Members!

You are receiving this email to inform you of a paid ASU members meeting that will happen on ... read more

Hobsons Bay City Council – Stop Work & BBQ

Come and join the fight alongside your fellow union workers this Wednesday, and tell your ... read more

Citipower / Powercor – Joint Union Meetings to Discuss Enterprise Agreement

There will be joint ASU/Professionals Australia/ NUW members meetings to discuss management’s ... read more

Darebin CC – PAID ASU Home Care Members Mass Meeting on Wednesday

You are invited to attend a mass meeting of all Home Care members at the City of Darebin The ... read more

Grampians – Ballarat Network End of year Celebration

Come along to mark and acknowledge another big and eventful year with other Unionists and ... read more

Extension of funding for Regional Assessment services announced yesterday

We hope that you have now heard that the Commonwealth Government yesterday announced that ... read more

Derwent Valley Council Resolution of DVC Dispute – Lack of Performance Reviews

ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre has been working towards a resolution of our ... read more

ASU Members at Hobsons Bay Ready to Walk Off the Job

The ASU has written to Hobsons Bay City Council CEO Aaron Van Egmond on behalf of members at ... read more

BADAC EBA Negotiation Update: Decision Time

The negotiations for the inaugural Ballarat and District Co-op EBA Agreement are at a critical ... read more

Maribyrnong City Council Members Update

It’s been a massive few months for union members at Maribyrnong Council, with everyone getting ... read more

Ongoing uncertainty for assessment officers

The ASU remains concerned about the impact of continued uncertainty surrounding the future Aged read more

VicRoads Update – Win at CBD and Carlton, Bargaining and Fight Against Outsourcing Continues

Overtime win at CBD & Carlton ASU wrote to Management last week after members at the ... read more

Banyule CC – Have your say on the new enterprise agreement

ASU Organisers are conducting meetings to hear the views of council employees on what should be read more

Campaspe SC – HACC Update & Notice of Meeting on Thursday

ASU Lead organiser Ty Lockwood recently met with your CEO Declan Moore, General Manager, Paul ... read more

Serco Open Space – Draft Log of Claims for Feedback

The ASU is about to start bargaining on a new enterprise agreement at SERCO Open Space. Before ... read more

Important EBA Update Meeting for MICARE Members

The ASU will be holding meetings across MICARE this week. DATE: Thursday 5 December TIME: ... read more

Maroondah City Council Depot SWMS

The ASU and Maroondah operations management have discussed Safe Working Methodology Statements ... read more

Glen Eira ASU Meetings at Spurway/Rosstown/Warrawee

As you are no doubt aware, the proposed sale of the three sites will no longer proceed. The ASU read more

Port Phillip Heat Policy Update

On 30 October the ASU attended the OHS Sub Committee meeting with OHS reps at the Port Phillip ... read more

Do you perform Higher Duties?

It seems like another underpayment matter makes its way into the news every day.  These stories read more

West Tamar Council’s No Debit/No Credit Sick Leave System is a Win Win

Negotiations between the ASU and West Tamar Council for the 2019 West Tamar Council Enterprise ... read more

Local Government Act Review

The Tasmanian Government’s review of the Local Government Act is ongoing while the working ... read more

Shift Worker classification fought off- it pays to be a member of the ASU

Recently, we supported members at a Tasmanian local government landfill site whose employer had read more

Can my employer stand me down?

Part 3-5 of the Fair Work Act 2009 allows employers to stand employees down without pay in ... read more

Equal Pay Increase

The 1st of December is the day that you get your equal pay increase. You get this because ASU ... read more

Family Violence and Child, Youth & Family Network

ASU members from the Family Violence and Child, Youth & Family Network meet regularly to ... read more

Delegate Profile – Tim Sullivan

Tim Sullivan values the important role of unions beyond individual workplaces in delivering on ... read more

On the Line get organised

ASU officials and delegates at On the Line have been actively promoting the merits of being ... read more

Say NO to selling VicRoads

The Andrews Labor Government is investigating the sale or part-privatisation of VicRoads.. ... read more

Melbourne Water Bargaining Update

Negotiations continue around the new Melbourne Water Agreement. Progress has been frustratingly read more

Energy Update

It has been a busy three months in the Transmission and Distribution sector with three ... read more

City of Port Phillip Enterprise Agreement Update

Following the completion of negotiations earlier this week, the ASU wishes to thank all ... read more

Library staff get organised

ASU Regional Library Corporation delegates from across Victoria recently meet to share their ... read more

Melbourne City Council ASU members

ASU members at the City of Melbourne are currently taking part in a ballot for protected ... read more

Members fight for quality agreements

ASU members vote for industrial action at Hobsons Bay City Council ASU members have voted in ... read more

Delegate Farewell – Liz Carthew

After 13 years at Mount Alexander Shire ASU HACC delegate, Liz Carthew recently announced her ... read more

Converting casual positions to permanent jobs at Wyndham

With newspapers full of wage theft and exploitation of workers, it’s important to celebrate the read more

Hydro Tasmania ASU Visit – All Staff Welcome

ASU Organiser Karen Tantari is visiting Hydro Tasmania on: DATE: Tuesday 3 December TIME: 12pm ... read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council ASU Outdoor Members Meeting

ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre and ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor will be ... read more

NW/SW Delegates Network Meeting

The final NW/ SW Delegates Network Meeting for the year is upon us DATE: Wednesday 18 December ... read more

Ballarat City Council Bargaining Update

Finally, Council has scheduled a meeting of unions and bargaining representatives to progress ... read more

Residential Aged Care to stay in Council hands

Great News! The ASU has been advised that the tender process and possible sale of the three ... read more

Glamorgan Spring Bay Council – the Role of a Mayor

The ASU has been involved in a lengthy process of supporting members who have been directly ... read more

Variation to Mackillop Family Services Enterprise Agreement

MacKillop Family Services has made a successful application to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) ... read more

Wathaurong ensure your voice is heard

Your ASU representatives have been advised that Wathaurong management is presenting the ... read more

Casey City Council ASU members win right to proper consultation

As members are aware your ASU representatives sought assistance from the Fair Work Commission ... read more

Intouch Meeting Notice

The ASU will be holding a members-only meeting next week to advise members on the final EBA ... read more

Darebin Gagging ASU Representatives

Darebin Executive Management must have learnt some tricks from the Prime Minister’s ... read more

URGENT – Vote Yes to Protected Industrial Action

City of Melbourne management is not listening to the serious concerns of ASU Members claims and read more

Smith Family – ASU December Meetings

ASU Organiser Kath Milbourne (Nth) and ASU Organiser Samantha Batchelor (Sth) will be visiting ... read more

SERCO Bargaining Update

Bargaining for a new Enterprise Agreement is kicking off with SERCO Management. The ASU held a ... read more

GenU Employment Services Members Update

The ASU has been advised that GenU are commencing negotiations for a new enterprise agreement ... read more

Yarriambiack Shire – Local Government Inspectorate Report

ASU Lead Organiser Mark Brady and local area Organiser Danny Harris accepted the invitation ... read more

Sorell Council – ASU Update & Barbeque

On Wednesday 27 November ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre and ASU Organiser Samantha read more

Quantum Support Services Members Meeting & Call out for more Delegates

The ASU is committed to protecting, promoting and improving the working conditions and ... read more

Clarence City Council ASU Meetings – All Staff Welcome

ASU Tasmanian Co-ordinator Aaron De La Torre and ASU Organiser Karen Tantari will be visiting ... read more

BADAC – Enterprise Bargaining Update Meeting

The ASU is holding meeting at BADAC to update members on negotiations for the first enterprise ... read more

Gannawarra Shire Council ASU BBQ and Meeting

The ASU will be holding a BBQ and meeting at Gannawarra Shire Council. DATE: Wednesday 18 ... read more

Buloke Shire Council ASU BBQ and Meeting

The ASU will be holding a BBQ and meeting at Buloke Shire Council. DATE: Wednesday 18 December ... read more

Loddon Shire Council ASU Christmas BBQ and Meeting

The ASU will be holding a Christmas BBQ and meeting at Loddon Shire Council. DATE: Wednesday 4 ... read more

Casey Care to be compromised

A bid by Casey City Council to potentially carve up Aged and Disability Services without ... read more

ASU applauds changes at Moonee Valley

After pushing back against another poorly developed outsourcing proposal at Moonee Valley City ... read more

Union meeting for GRLC staff

All ASU members at Geelong Regional Library Corporation are invited to a union meeting on ... read more

Hobart City Council Enterprise Agreement Meetings

The ASU and AWU will be holding joint paid-time meetings to report back on management’s ... read more

IPC Health – Portable Long Service Leave Implementation Concerns

ASU members and other interested staff are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the new ... read more

Port Phillip City Council – Feedback Provided on Fleet Vehicles

Following feedback from members regarding the reduced choice of fleet vehicles the ASU and ... read more

Whittlesea City Council – Meetings to Update on Superannuation

The ASU has arranged with Vision Superannuation fund representatives to conduct a number of ... read more

Launch of Save Childcare In Port Phillip (SCIPP)

The City of Port Phillip is currently reviewing its early education and childcare services. ... read more

Good Shepherd – Enterprise Agreement Update Meeting

The meetings scheduled are an opportunity to provide you all with an update with respect to ... read more

Ausnet – Update Following Member Meetings

Following on from last week’s joint ASU –Professionals Australia meetings with members, the ASU read more

MSIR/NRCH – Update Following Meeting on 13 November

By now, the review at MSIR is underway. As discussed at last Wednesday’s meeting, the ASU is ... read more

BCYF – Enterprise Agreement YES Vote Successful

The Enterprise Agreement Ballot has concluded and the agreement was successfully voted in. Out ... read more

Two big dates coming up for ASU SACS members

 Celebrate 2019 and Equal Pay Payment! Come along to mark another big year with other unionists read more

Equal Pay Funding Briefing RSVP

Members met for the inaugural SACS campaign committee meeting on 13 November and discussed ... read more

Celebrate 2019 and Equal Pay Payment!

2019 has seen some ups and downs. We’ve had an appalling Federal Government re-elected in May, ... read more

Darebin CC – Depot Members Meeting

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