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Coverage

The ASU represents the industrial interests of workers in a number of different industries and occupations, employed in Australian companies both big and small. Below is a table showing our coverage in broad terms - please contact us if you need further information:

Industry / Position titles

Major employers

Local Government 

 
  • librarians
  • garbage collectors
  • child carers
  • gardeners
  • truck drivers
  • electricians
  • administrative & clerical staff
  • supervisors & senior executive officers
  • home carers & meals on wheels
  • health & building inspectors and support staff
  • rangers
  • plant operators
  • beach lifeguards
  • cemetery workers
  • para-professionals and professionals
  • in fact, most employees of local government

All urban, regional and rural councils, including shires, cities and county councils. Also statutory authorities, trust boards and commissions, eg. state roads authorities, cemetery trusts, etc.

Social and Community Services (SACS)

 
  • Advocate
  • Alternate Care Worker
  • Case manager
  • Caseworker
  • Clerical & Administrative Worker
  • Community Development Worker
  • Community educator
  • Counsellor
  • Development Support Worker
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Employment consultant
  • Family Support Worker
  • Family Therapist
  • Financial Counsellor
  • Group Worker
  • Indigenous Child Protection Worker
  • Indigenous Housing Worker
  • Job Support Worker
  • Mediator
  • Operations Manager
  • Policy analyst
  • Professional Social Worker
  • Program manager
  • Project Worker/Officer
  • Recreation Worker
  • Referral and Liaison Officer
  • Refuge Worker
  • Resource Worker
  • Respite Care Coordinator
  • Service manager
  • Shared care Coordinator
  • Social educator
  • Social Planner
  • Solicitor
  • Vocational educator
  • Welfare Worker
  • Youth Worker

 

ACOSS
St Vincent de Paul
Brotherhood of St Laurence
Salvation Army
Anglicare
Mission Australia
Community Health Centres
Community Legal Centres
Neighbourhood centres
Legal Aid Centres
The Smith Family
Endeavour
House With No Steps
Life Without Barriers
MAXNetWork
Amnesty International
Vision Australia

Public/Private Transport (Rail, Bus, Ferries, etc)

 
  • station administrative staff
  • revenue collectors
  • inspectors
  • train controllers
  • administrative and shared services
  • asset management support
  • projects support
  • freight and coal support
  • services support
  • roster clerks (train crew)
  • team managers - infrastructure
  • safety officers, coordinators, facilitators
  • property managers
  • contracts managers
  • transit officers
  • station managers
  • duty managers

QR - Queensland Rail
QR National
Pacific National
RailCorp
State Transit Authority of NSW
Sydney Ferries
Vline
ARG
Australian Rail Track Corporation
Public Transport Authority of Western Australia

Transport (Ports & Shipping)

 
  • shipping clerks
  • port controllers

P&O Nedlloyd
Maersk

Travel

 
  • travel agents
  • travel consultants

Stella Group
Travelex
Jetset Travel Group (JTG)
Qantas Holidays
STA
Flight Centre

 

Energy

 
  • clerical and administrative staff
  • meter readers - field and office
  • electricity supply operators
  • pole inspectors
  • technical officers
  • power station operators
  • supervisors
  • chemical technicians
  • scientists
  • vegetation management officers
  • managers
  • call centre workers
  • engineers
  • retail workers
  • network technical staff
  • para-professionals and professionals

Endeavour Energy (NSW)
AusGrid (NSW)
Essential Energy (NSW)
Eraring Energy (NSW)
Delta Energy (NSW)
Macquarie Generation (NSW)
TransGrid (NSW)
Energex (Qld)
Ergon Energy (Qld)
Sparq (Qld)
CS Energy (Qld)
Gladstone (Qld)
Stanwell (Qld)
Tarong Energy (Qld)
Millmerran Power (Qld)
Callide (Qld)
Swanbank (Qld)
Kogan (Qld)
Powerlink (Qld)
SA Power Networks (ex ETSA Utilities)(SA)
Torrens Island (SA)
Pelican Point (SA)
ElectraNet (SA)
Horizon (WA)
Synergy (WA)
Verve Energy (WA)
Western Power (WA)
Kwinana Power Station (WA)
Aurora Energy (Tas)
Hydro Tasmania (Tas)
Transend (Tas)
Powercor (Vic)
Citipower (Vic)
Jemena (Vic)
SP Ausnet (Vic)
Energy Brix (Vic)
AGL Hydro (Vic)
Yallourn Power (Vic)
Loy Yang Power (Vic)
Loy Yang B (Vic)
Hazelwood Power Station (Vic)
Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) (National employer)
HRL Ltd (National employer)
Energy Safe Victoria (National employer)
Origin Energy (National employer)
Tru Energy/EnergyAustralia (National employer)
Australian Meter Reading Services (AMRS)(National employer)

 

Water

 
  • operators
  • clerical and administrative staff
  • managers
  • outdoor workers
  • maintenance
  • scientists, chemists, lab technicians
  • water testers
  • pipes workers
  • field workers
  • engineers

Regional Water Authorities
Melbourne Water
Sydney Water
Hunter Water
Southern Water (Tas)
Ben Lomond Water (Tas)
Cradle Coast Mountain Water (Tas)
Urban Utilities (QLD)
Seqwater (QLD)
Sunwater (QLD)
Allconnex (QLD)
Unitywater (QLD)

 

Information Technology

 
  • service technicians for computers/networks, photocopiers and general business equipment

Fuji Xerox
Canon
NCR
CSG
Océ
Konica-Minolta

 

Clerical & Administrative (C&A)

 
  • clerical and administrative staff in various industries in the private sector, e.g.:
    • call centres
    • road transport
    • health funds
    • retail
    • higher education
    • manufacturing
    • breweries
    • customs clearing and international freight forwarding
    • health funds
    • oil
    • paint
    • privatised public sector agencies
    • retail
    • road transport
    • vehicle manufacturing
    • vehicle retail
    • auto clubs
    • call centres
    • chemical & pharmaceutical
    • community non-profit
    • data processing
    • food industry
    • higher education (Qld & SA)
    • legal industry
    • manufacturing/metal industry
    • newspapers
    • printing
    • security/cash transport
    • temporary office employees
    • court reporting
    • gaming and wagering

Australian Taxation Office
TNT
Toll
StarTrack
Fosters
Federal Express
MBF
NIB
Esso
Wattyl
AWB
Tenix
Myer
Target
David Jones
Woolworths
Toyota
Ford
Holden
Mitsubishi
RACV
NRMA
Sigma
Fauldings
Blood Bank
RSPCA
Simplot
BOC
Email
UCMS
SalesForce
Stellar Asia Pacific
Foxtel
Global Tele Sales
TAB
UNTAB
Auscript
Spark and Cannon

 

Public Sector
 
  • ATO tax officers
  • electorate officers (aka MOPS staff)
  • Qld prison officers
  • Qld Health admin officers
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Queensland Public Sector workers
eg. Queensland Health

Airlines

 
  • check in staff
  • reservations staff
  • administration
  • finance and administration
  • freight clerks
  • managers

Qantas
Virgin
Jetstar
Dnata (formerly Toll Dnata)
Emirates
Singapore Airlines
Menzies
AaE
Thai
Garuda
Malaysia
United
QantasLink
Aerocare
Rex
South African Airways
Qantas Courier
StarTrack (see Clerical & Administrative (C&A) section)