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Current as at 22 July 2020 On 21 July 2020 the Federal Government announced there will be changes to JobSeeker, the additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or are in casual and contract employment as a result of the economic…
Current as at 22 July 2020 As you may recall, earlier this year the ASU along with other Australian unions campaigned relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. In early April 2020 the Federal Government passed legislation and created the…
Workers have convened a mass virtual rally at the office of Pauline Hanson in Brisbane today, asking that more is done to protect Australia’s aviation workforce and industry. The Keep Australia Flying rally led by the Australian Services Union sought to extend JobKeeper to workers like those at Dnata and…
The peak body for working people in Australia has released a comprehensive blueprint for rebuilding the economy and restoring jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The ACTU’s eight-point plan has called for the creation of two million new secure jobs and the halving of job insecurity to be set as…
Today the Australian Services Union co-hosted with the Transport Workers Union an online forum: Charting a future for Australian aviation to discuss the big picture and long-term policy needs for the aviation industry beyond the current COVID-19 crisis. We think it is critical that the future of the aviation industry…
JobKeeper update for members For the last three weeks the ASU along with other Australian unions have been campaigning relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. The Federal Parliament has now passed legislation and created the JobKeeper wage stimulus package.This…
We all know that we are in an unprecedented, difficult time. But it is not the time for any local government worker to be stood down or let go. Local government workers form an essential part of community support and deliver a wide range of essential services. You are at…
The Australian Services Union today urged the Federal Government to provide certainty to social and community services NGOs, ensuring the JobKeeper payment is available, where parts of their organisation are affected. Assistant National Secretary of the union Linda White said many community services organisations were faced with a situation where…
Local government workers have written to the Prime Minister through their union – the Australian Services Union – to ask for urgent assistance to stem the loss of Council jobs after the Federal Government said Councils would not qualify for the JobKeeper payments. The union’s National Secretary Robert Potter said…
Huge union win! For the last three weeks the ASU along with other Australian unions have been campaigning relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. Three weeks ago Prime Minister Morrison refused to even consider a wage subsidy. But our…
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