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Now in its third year, Rail Careers Week aims to continue highlighting the many opportunities available in the rail industry as a place of employment and for career advancement. As a key union covering workers in the rail industry, the ASU encourages existing rail workers and potential entrants to the…
The 2016 federal election is about priorities. Whether $50 billion of taxpayers’ money is best used on corporate tax cuts or on health, education and infrastructure investment. In this report we demystify the issues for our members and supporters so you can be well-informed at the ballot box. The ASU…
Around Australia this Easter weekend, millions will be taking a break and many will spend time with family and friends. Whether Easter itself means something religious or philosophical to you or not, everyone understands the importance of rest and spending time with loved ones. However, a very large number of…
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…
Today the ASU has released a new report bringing together Australian and international research on privatisation to illustrate the detrimental impact it can have. Public opposition to privatisation is at a high pitch as more people become informed, yet some politicians remain intent on selling our public assets and in…
As one of the oldest unions operating in the rail industry, the ASU supports Rail Careers Week as a way to promote the industry to a new generation of potential rail workers. The ASU has always been a strong supporter of career development and building employment in the railway industry…
The ASU endorses the international action week by the ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) that aims to raise awareness of workplace issues for transport workers. We encourage ASU Branches and members to participate in events. The ASU is an affiliate of the ITF. You can find the following item on…
As a member of the Australasian Railway Association (ARA), the ASU welcomes the re-launch of their website "Rail Careers". Already it has assisted thousands of people seeking careers in this sector and the updated website will only improve that service. From the ARA: ARA has launched a new and improved…
With members in the rail sector, the ASU is promoting Rail Safety Week from 12-18 August. The focus is on improving the safety of everyone around railway lines. Visit the Rail Safety Week website to learn about the issues. There are resources and videos to help raise awareness. From the…
Check out and share our new video about what Campbell Newman's LNP Government is doing to your public passenger rail services. The new video is the latest part of the Our Queensland, Our Future Campaign to protect essential services like public transport against the Newman Government's privatisation plans. In passenger…
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