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The ASU represented members in the Fair Work Commission this afternoon in disputes against both Mission Australia and Mission Providence. We argued: 5 days is too short for employees to make decisions about their future; Employees don't have enough information to make a decision (you haven't even been provided job…
Tonight ASU officials and staff have been on standby in Canberra to analyse the Federal Budget and give you a rapid overview of how the Budget will affect ASU members - our work, our lives, our communities. While it will take a bit longer to digest all of the fine…
The Australian Services Union has branded the Social Services Minister Scott Morrison's first act of slashing $240 million from the sector a savage attack on vulnerable families. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said that the irony of Abbott's announcement that the cabinet reshuffle signified the Government was going to…
In the new edition of Care Professional, the publication for social and community services workers, the ASU examines the impact of the Abbott Government's first budget, the ideology underpinning their cuts to social and community services (SACS) and reveal an exciting new venture for SACS members. Welcome to the first…
As ASU social and community services workers approach their bi-annual equal pay increase on 1 December, a new study showing Australian women are paid almost 25 per cent less than men who perform the same work highlights the need for comprehensive government action to close the gender pay gap and…
This bulletin provides information about the wage rates proposed in the new Employment & Training Enterprise Agreement that is currently under negotiation. This information is current as at 23 June 2014. Wage rate analysis - how you fare under the proposed Agreement At the last bargaining meeting on 12 June…
On 12 June 2014, the ASU and employee bargaining representatives met with MaxNetwork management for the third time to discuss the content of two new Enterprise Agreements for MaxNetwork employees. The current Agreement expires in July this year. It is proposed that one Agreement will cover Health staff and one…
On 1 May 2014, the ASU and your employee bargaining representatives met with management to commence negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement. Management have put a proposed agreement on the negotiating table, with new wages rate and classifications. The Agreement is significantly different from the 2009 Agreement and will change…
After an appeal by the ASU to the Full Bench of the Fair Work Commission (FWC), casuals employed under the Social Community Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 will once again have access to appropriate rates for overtime worked during weekends. This follows a decision in 2012 by…
MAXNetWork staff from all divisions would be aware that the MAXNetWork Collective Agreement 2009 expires in July 2014 and management have commenced staff consultation about bargaining. Negotiations are scheduled to commence on 2nd & 3rd April 2014 in Brisbane. An enterprise agreement is a legally enforceable document which provides you…