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Last night (Wednesday, 21 July) Qantas CEO Alan Joyce wrote to staff saying that the company could not guarantee that they would not be stood down in the near future. The CEO also stated that if stand downs were required, the company expects that support packages would kick in to…
The Australian Services Union today called on the Federal Government to urgently reinstate JobKeeper after Qantas threatened unpaid standdowns in response to the lockdowns currently affecting more than 13 million Australians. The union’s Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said we are now in a national crisis and thousands of jobs…
Recently the Federal Government together with State governments have announced several assistance packages designed to support workers and businesses in response to the current COVID-19 outbreaks. For Workers Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you…
The Australian Government and some Australian states and territories are providing payments to some workers during coronavirus. Employees who can’t work because of COVID-19 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you must self-isolate or quarantine,…
The ASU is the union for workers in the electrical industry. We represent workers in professional and operational roles in the electrical power industry across Australia. Click here to register for the ASU EBA meeting at 11.00AM on 8 July. We’ll be having a vote of members to decide the…
Qantas Group released a Wages Policy today that announced a two-year wage freeze in all new EBAs. This means that Qantas Group workers will need to wait until 2022 or 2023 to see a pay increase. Even then, Qantas Group says it wants to lock in a miserly 2% pay…
The Australian Services Union is proud to support the students striking for action on climate change on 21 May. Australian workers need a safe climate with secure jobs. But inaction from the Federal Government means we are being left behind in the fight for a safe future. Already, we have…
Exclusive Budget Update for ASU Social & Community Services Members   The Morrison Government has just announced the 2021 Federal Budget. So what does it all mean for you? Your union has had our experts locked away in the Budget lock up so that we can bring you our exclusive…
Exclusive Budget Update for ASU Members   The Morrison Government has just announced the 2021 Federal Budget. So what does it all mean for you? Your union has had our experts locked away in the Budget lock-up so that we can bring you our exclusive early insight and analysis about…
On Tuesday, 4 May the Fair Work Commission issued a provisional decision in its review of the minimum terms and conditions that apply to workers in the disability and community services industry, the SCHDS Award. It’s taken 5 years of work by your union, but it’s good to see the…