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Yesterday it was reported that HESTA, the industry superannuation fund dedicated to workers in health and community services, sold its Transfield Services shares. The ASU supports this decision by HESTA, which represents many of our members in the social and community services sector, as the Union has been lobbying for…
Take action today by signing the Change.org petition asking Social Services Minister Scott Morrison to invest in quality community services instead of cutting funding. >> Sign the petition to stop cuts to community services The petition tells Isabella's story of how Federal funding cuts have affected her ability to access…
The ASU has spent the last two weeks in negotiations with Mission Australia and Mission Providence to try and make the transfer arrangements for employees moving to Mission Providence fairer. This morning, Mission Providence confirmed that it would be reissuing employees with amended contracts of employment. This will deal with…
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…