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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…
On 24 March 2020 the Helloworld group stood down over 1,200 staff for 8 weeks and has not allowed anyone to access more than 2 weeks leave of any type during this time even if you have more accumulated annual leave or long service leave that could be used and…
The Fair Work Commission has today decided to vary the Clerks Private Sector Award to insert a Schedule of special conditions to assist employers and employees adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Today’s decision of the Fair Work Commission allows those special conditions to operate until 30 June 2020. The special…
Increased support for workers who lose their jobs or are stood down, on low incomes, or in casual and contract employment. On the 22 March the Federal Government announced that there will be additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or…
Statement 24 November 2019 A titan of the Australian union movement passes too soon The Australian Services Union today mourns the loss of a titan of the Australian union movement.  Our National Secretary David Smith sadly passed away unexpectedly on Friday following complications from a surgical procedure. David’s respect for…
The Australian Services Union (ASU) is a modern union of workers from airlines, clerical & administrative, energy & IT, local government, social & community services and transport workplaces. INDUSTRIAL OFFICER (Full Time) We are seeking an energetic, motivated person to join our staff as an Industrial Officer to provide members…
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…