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Introduction Under clause 58 of the current MB EBA, the ASU and MB are obligated to review the classification descriptors and classification structure contained in Appendix A and B of the Agreement. A Classification Descriptors Review Committee was established in August 2018 comprised of MB managers, ASU officials and delegates to…
Introduction Since our last Newsletter sent to you on the 31 July we have had a number of meetings of the EBA negotiating committee which involves many ASU delegates from around the country. Furthermore we have established two EBA negotiating Committee sub committees. One which deals with the drafting and…

Vale Janice Mayes

28 August 2019
We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of Janice Mayes. Janice was the President of the Federated Clerks Union (Central and Southern Queensland Branch) from 1990 before it became the Australian Services Union in the early 1990s.  She was a champion for women’s rights and always put the…
All National Office Bearer positions (5) in the ASU are up for re-election by the collegiate college of National Executive members this year as follows: National PresidentNational Vice-PresidentNational SecretaryAssistant National Secretaries (2) Nominations open on Wednesday 26 June and close at 12 noon (AEST) on Wednesday 17 July 2019. ASU…
For several years, our union has stood side by side with Rosie Batty in the fight to recognise the impact of family violence and to embed initiatives like paid domestic violence leave in workplace agreements. Rosie’s work deserves our respect. John Setka should resign if any of the allegations against…
Tonight’s federal pre-election sales pitch budget has failed to provide any plan to increase real wages or deliver secure jobs. Scott Morrison and the Coalition Government have used $4 billion in unspent NDIS money to prop-up a budget surplus and at the same time have given over $224 a week…
All elected positions in the ASU are up for re-election this year. Election Notices for all ASU Branch offices and Team & Individual nominations forms are available in the Branch tables below. Nominations open on Wednesday 6 March and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 27 March 2019. ASU elections…
ACTU Secretary Sally McManus will address QANTAS workers who are calling on the QANTAS board to reverse a decision that links the payment of a $2000 ‘bonus’ to the signing of new enterprise agreements. The conditions attached to the ‘bonus’ mean that for many workers, access to the payment, if…
Your ASU delegates met with dnata Catering representatives in Brisbane on Tuesday, 28 August 2018. dnata expects the sale to happen in early October. What do we know about dnata? While dnata is a global business, dnata Catering is a smaller organisation in Australia than Qantas. dnata also runs much…
Your ASU delegates met with dnata Catering representatives in Brisbane on Tuesday, 28 August 2018 to talk about the purchase of Q Catering. Our message to dnata was that ASU members at Q Catering are united and ready to do whatever is necessary to protect our jobs, pay and conditions.…
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