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ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU's EBA 10 claim after attending meetings to discuss the recommendations from the ASU Qantas National delegates meeting in February 2013. The ASU claim was served formally on Qantas today. A number of ASU delegates across Qantas also provided the claim to…
Australian workers' right to be paid a decent wage for working unsociable hours has been reinforced with the Fair Work Commission today comprehensively rejecting an employer push to scrap penalty rates. ACTU President Ged Kearney said the decision in the retail, fast food and hairdressing sectors was a major win…

BoysTown pay offer

18 March 2013
Since the last bulletin the ASU negotiating team met twice with BoysTown management. We are making good progress toward a number of our claims including some allowances, a casual conversion clause, training and health and wellbeing practices and the default super scheme. There remain some claims where the ASU and…
TODAY at 7.40am, up to 1000 young Australians will gather on the front lawns of Parliament House to launch the Movement to End Poverty, a campaign that will run up until the Federal Election. Young Australians representing every State and Territory in Australia will stand in a giant map of…
New research to be released at today's "National Community Summit: Creating Secure Jobs and a Better Society" shows Australia has the second highest rate of temporary workers in the OECD, people are worried about their children's future, and there is support for a significant increase in the Newstart allowance. ACTU…
A message from ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver I've been a union member all my working life. The union movement I believe in is one that fights every day for fairness and which puts its members' interests first. Recent allegations against a few individuals, the most prominent being Craig Thomson and…
ACTU addresses United Nation’s delegates on the world-leading work of Australian unions in helping guard against the horrors of domestic violence. Industrial Officer for the ACTU Belinda Tkalcevic will today represent the work of unions on a panel in New York with Australia heralded as a world leader in negotiating…
Recently the Workplace Gender Equality Agency reported that their research shows many male dominated industries are offering better than average conditions for parents. The ASU is proud to say that industries where we are the major union, for example: electricity, water and waste services (ie. local government), have the highest…
Public Services International joins our members across the globe in celebrating the social, political and economic change and achievements of women on 8th March. PSI promotes the work of women trade unionists and stands united with our sisters who place themselves on the frontline to deliver vital public services. [You…
UNI Global Union welcomes the results of referendum in which Swiss have voted to put brakes on Switzerland's big pay out executive culture. [You can also read this article on the UNI website] UNI Global Union says the Swiss people have sent a positive message to the rest of the…