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Public Services International joins the call made by the United Nations to break the corruption chain. Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Click here to read this on the PSI website…
G20 leaders at the Antalya Summit have acknowledged that reducing inequality, creating jobs and ensuring inclusion are essential to generate a stable economy. The summit took place in the shadow of terrorism, the flight of refugees from fear and the threat of further economic crisis. Click here to read this…
The ASU stands in solidarity with victims of terror attacks around the world. The events in Paris a few days ago have highlighted the barbarity of such attacks and their unconscionable impact on innocent people going about their daily lives. As part of a movement based on collective action, we…
A group of Australian public sector trade unions including the ASU have welcomed a new report, released in Europe overnight, which highlights the need for governments around the globe to urgently address international corporate tax system loopholes. The Australian Services Union (ASU), NSW Nurses and Midwives' Association (NSWNMA), Community and…
There is nothing more important than the education of our children. For National Gonski Week starting next Monday the ASU is encouraging our members and friends to support the I Give a Gonski campaign, which is a great opportunity to help improve the quality of education our children receive. >>…
A report released this month has revealed the extent of tax avoidance undertaken by US-based oil giant, Chevron, on its largest global project – the Gorgon LNG project in Australia. Click here to read this on the PSI website Click here to read this on the ITF website The report,…
The Australian Education Union are encouraging all teachers, students, unionists, TAFE graduates and community members to get involved in celebrating National TAFE Day. 24 June 2015 will be a day to celebrate the achievements of TAFE, & remind politicians and the broader community that TAFE is too good to lose.…
If high unemployment wasn’t bad enough Tony Abbott has just signed the China FTA, a trade agreement negotiated in secret that will see local workers abandoned - locked out of good jobs. Please email your MP today to tell them that you do not support the China FTA and that…
All National Office Bearer positions (5) in the ASU are up for re-election by members of the National Executive this year as follows: National President National Vice-President National Secretary Assistant National Secretaries (2)   Nominations open on Wednesday 17 June and close at 12 noon (AEST) on Wednesday 8 July…
The ASU has lodged a submission with the Federal Government inquiry into federal taxation, including what Australians and businesses pay, as well as how the tax is shared around to benefit Australian citizens. This is an important area for the ASU to speak up for members and the community on…