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Environment

01 November 2012
We don't have a choice: Australia must act on climate change. The changes happening now to the climate are real and so are the impacts on all Australians - so we must act. And unions have a role to play. As we make the inevitable transformation to a low pollution…

Enrol to vote

01 November 2012
Democracy is up for grabs - enrol to vote! The federal, state and local government elections are critical in shaping the society we live in. It is when we all make our voices heard at the ballot box that we can have a real say in the way our country…

Community partnerships

01 November 2012
In addition to our core industrial work, the ASU has productive and valuable relationships with a selection of community organisations and supports a range of community causes. Below you will find information about the partnerships actively supported by the ASU National Office. ASU Branches are active in their communities too,…

International

01 November 2012
The ASU recognises that many local industrial issues have antecedents in other nations. We also know that globalisation means that the labour standards of workers in other countries can, and do, impact the labour standards of Australian workers. As a result, the ASU is involved through various means with international…
Australian society, like many other societies throughout the world, has seen its governments pursue agendas of reduced spending on public services and infrastructure. Governments have also encouraged the pursuit of private sector participation in public services via privatisation, which has often not been in the interests of the Australians who…

Superannuation & retirement

01 November 2012
Stand up for Super All Australians deserve a decent retirement Australia’s universal superannuation system is the difference between poverty and a decent retirement for most Australians. Superannuation and the decisions that are made today will have a far-reaching impact on what retirement looks like for all hard-working Australians: It is…

Young ASU members

01 November 2012
Even the young, with the bulk of their working lives ahead of them, experience discrimination in the workforce. The ASU is concerned with making sure their rights are protected.

AIM - ASU Indigenous Members

01 November 2012
ASU Indigenous Members (AIM) share unique interests. There are many Indigenous members working in industries covered by the ASU around Australia. The ASU is active on Indigenous issues within the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) and the various state and regional trades and labour councils. Read more about the…
Are you LGBTIQ and an ASU member? If you're not an ASU member but identify as LGBTIQ then you should read on. If you are a supporter of ASU members who identify as LGBTIQ then you should read on, too. GLAM is the official caucus of the ASU for LGBTIQ…

Women

01 November 2012
Strong Unions Need Women! Legislation was passed nearly forty years ago for women to receive equal pay. However, women in full time paid work still earn 18% less, are more likely to have a tertiary qualification but retire with less than 50% superannuation savings compared with men. Unions, in particular…