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Australian Services Union members at Wyndham City Council will walk off the job starting tomorrow (Friday, March 8) after a mass meeting held today threw further support behind five unfairly sacked council workers. The strike comes on the back of already-implemented work bans at the council, after management were found…
The ASU has clarified with the Minister for Local Government that "unintended consequences" arising from the use of different terminology in different states in relation to grants and funding matters will not impact the equitable access to funding by local governments. In recent times some state governments have believed their…
The 2nd National Local Government Indigenous Employment Roundtable was held in Alice Springs on 3-4 December 2012. This information can be viewed on the ACELG website Convened by Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA), a consortium partner of the Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG), the Roundtable drew together…
The Australian Center for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) has released the most comprehensive industry survey of any industry in Australia for local government. The survey has the support of the most state jurisdictions and the Federal Government, plus local government ministers, but all local councils in all states can…
The ASU is surprised to hear of the Federal Opposition proposal for review of child care to retain existing funding parameters. Child care educators are beginning to report that the operational framework for quality child care still does nothing to recognise quality educators. Early childhood educators are proud to be…
In 2012, the ASU participated in the Federal Government round table on child care and advocated recognition of ASU early childhood educators. The ASU stands with other unions in calling for better professional wages and adequate funding from the Federal Government. Recently, the ASU Child Care Survey was finalised concerning…
The ASU has joined the support for the Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Development and Local Government Simon Crean to take the next step towards local government constitutional recognition by establishing a bipartisan Committee of Members of the Federal Parliament. This Committee will take forward the report of the Expert…
The ASU has been invited to participate in the review of the "Children's and Youth Services Qualifications" by the Community Services & Health Industry Skills Council. The qualifications would be held by members working in community services areas of local government. Those interested in the qualification review should contact the…
The ASU urges members to oppose further privatisation of council-run child care centres. Your Union launched a survey this August for local government child care workers. The survey closes 29 September. Survey of child care workers in local government now on Privatising council child care leads to higher fees and…
As the largest local government union in Australia and the only union that covers child care workers in local government, the Australian Services Union (ASU) National Office and State Branches are currently surveying the sector. If you are a local government child care worker, please help us understand your work…