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The Australian Services Union is proud to announce Emeline Gaske will be its new Assistant National Secretary. Emeline comes to the role with deep experience at the union, currently leading the national communications and campaigns team. She has played a key leadership role on the strategy and negotiations with Virgin…
The Australian Services Union would like thank Linda White for her enormous contribution to the union and its members. Linda is one of the great servants of our union and her experience, skill and knowledge will remain a massive asset to the labour movement and other progressive causes in the…
Being elected to serve the members of the Australian Services Union was a very proud moment in my life and I have dedicated myself to their interests every day that I have worked here. In my time at the union, we have done some extraordinary things together. Some of these…
On 22 July the ASU provided a bulletin to members regarding changes to JobKeeper in terms of new payment rules for workers and eligibility rules for both workers and employers. On Friday 7th August 2020 the Government updated these new changes to ensure more Australians can stay in jobs and…
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…