Young adults 18 years old & over deserve full adult wages, not junior rates. The ASU participated in a case to remedy this age discrimination. The recent decision is a first step in the right direction.
The ASU is campaigning for Secure Jobs Secure Data to avert the impending crisis in the services sector. More than 80,000 jobs have been offshored in the last four years with more to come unless the Government takes action.
The ASU's supreme governing body, National Conference, is set to meet in Melbourne from 17 to 19 November 2014 with the theme "unions shaping our society". Elected representatives of the ASU membership from all across Australia attend National Conference.
This year's National Conference theme, "unions shaping our society", is intended to capture the union movement's role in creating a better Australia through participation in community building with collective action. This occurs not just in workplaces and through industrial relations, which is of course our core area of activity, but also through involvement in broader debates. This year's "Bust the Budget" activism is one of many examples. [Read more]