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The union representing workers in the top three female-dominated sectors has flagged its intention to use new industrial relations legislation to drive down the gender pay gap in lagging industries, after fresh data revealed the salary discrepancy persists. Australian Services Union Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said not enough progress…
The Australian Services Union notes Virgin’s announcement of an impending change of leadership, following CEO Jayne Hrdlicka’s resignation, providing the chance to reset its relationship with workers. ASU Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said the global search for a new CEO presented an opportunity for the airline and the union…

Library Lovers Day

14 February 2024
14 February is Library Lovers Day – so today we’re celebrating all our amazing members in Libraries.  Libraries are the heart of our communities, offering a treasure trove of knowledge, resources, and invaluable services. Yet, despite being on the frontlines and adapting to the evolving needs of our society, this…
It has come to our attention that some members may have concerns or questions about their current employment classification at Virgin Australia. Your classification is a crucial aspect of your employment, impacting pay. Concerns may include previously being appointed to a role and it not being honoured in the new…
Everyone deserves to feel safe and respected at work. Unions have won new protections to prevent sexual harassment and discrimination and promote safer workplaces. After years of campaigning in the workplace, at an industry level and advocating at a federal level, we’ve won better protections to end gender-based discrimination and…
The Australian Services Union has urged all governments to immediately start implementing recommendations from the Disability Royal Commission after it found a direct connection between secure and stable jobs for support workers and quality services for people with disabilities. In delivering its final report, the Royal Commission has supported a…
The Australian Services Union has welcomed today’s announcement by Qantas that retiring CEO Alan Joyce would depart earlier than expected, saying the airline needed to act swiftly to restore the trust of workers and customers. ASU Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said the decision to bring forward the handover to…
The ASU and Virgin Australia have successfully reached an in-principle agreement on new terms and conditions for Guest Services and the Guest Contact Centre. Through unity, workers have stood together to achieve this improved offer. The results are a markedly improved offer that we strongly recommend our members vote in…
You deserve the right to predictable and stable rosters. Balancing work and home life is essential for everyone. We all want to work hard and feel rewarded in our jobs, but we also need to spend quality time with family and friends, care for our loved ones, enjoy hobbies, exercise,…
Australians will soon be asked if there should be constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This referendum is about one simple and practical thing we can do that will deliver real results to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. After over 65,000 years…
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