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ASU delegates met with management today to continue bargaining for a new enterprise agreement. Management offered an unfair pay increase of 7.5% over three years (2% in 2018, 2.25% in 2019, 2.25% in 2020) and an additional two days of compassionate leave for employees who need to travel for funerals.…
The Australian Services Union has made a submission to a parliamentary inquiry condemning the Government’s proposed legislation which attacks community organisation’s rights to engage in advocacy, as well as banning aid organisations and advocacy organisations from receiving international donations and funding. The Bill puts a huge administrative burden on community…
We know ASU members in community services and disability services have been working hard this year, and so have we. We have spent a lot of time working hard to influence government policy in community services and in relation to the NDIS and we have had some big wins along…
What is this? It is a disclosure from your union of the ‘financial benefits’ it may receive from the terms of your EA. Why have I received this disclosure? Earlier this year the Coalition Government passed amendments to the Fair Work Act requiring employer and employee representatives to make disclosures…

AIA We’ve Won

11 October 2017
Senior management have withdrawn their claim to include face to face and call centre fundraisers in the agreement. All AIA employees will continue to be employed on the same terms and conditions. Congratulations to all the members and delegates who put in the hard work to get us here. Because…
The ASU said no to senior management’s proposal for a special pay rate for fundraisers, because it would be below the legal minimum wage. The ASU has asked senior management to pay the SCHDS award rate appropriate to an employee’s skill, duties and experience. Senior management broke off negotiations and…
NEW REPORT: A new report examines the ability of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to provide decent jobs for disability support workers and sounds a warning on the developing problem of NDIS pricing. According to the report released by a University of New South Wales-led research team, the pricing…
Today the Fair Work Commission handed down its decision in the award review into casual and part-time employment. The ASU was successful in opposing employer applications that would have disadvantaged our members in the legal industry and the social and community services sector. Legal Services Award 2010 A group of…
Tonight the Federal Government handed down a budget that entrenches inequality at the same time as rewarding corporations. The message from Canberra is clear: Don’t be poor. Don’t be unemployed. Don’t be vulnerable. This Budget attacks those in our community who need the most support. The proposed changes to welfare…
Nurses, teachers, cleaners, community, social, disability and construction workers are all at risk of having their penalty rates cut following the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has received independent legal advice that shows the FWC decision opens the door to penalty rate…
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