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Portable Long Service Leave

After years of tireless campaigning, the Australian Services Union has WON portable long service leave for community and disability workers in NSW. 20/06/2024

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Canberra Community Workers Fight For Fair

Community workers are calling for Equal Pay in the ACT - after the ACT Government failed to provide the same rights. 25/06/2024

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Portable Long Service Leave

After years of tireless campaigning, the Australian Services Union has WON portable long service leave for community and disability workers in NSW. 20/06/2024

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Standing our ground with airline workers

The ASU is the airlines union. We have launched a new case in the Fair Work Commission 19/06/2024

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NSW 2024 Budget: Breakdown

A breakdown of the NSW Government's 2024 Budget for the community and disability sector 18/06/2024

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Stop NDIS Wage Theft

The ASU is the disability services union and is taking dodgy provider to Fair Work to stop workers being ripped off. 16/06/2024

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NEW SCHADS Award Pay Rates

Download the latest 2024 SCHADS Pay Rates. ASU members helped win an annual pay rise for all community and disability workers. 13/06/2024

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Securing Portable Long Service Leave

Legislation has been tabled! 10/06/2024

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A pay rise for 3 million workers

The Fair Work Commission has handed the Annual Wage Review. 4/06/2024

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2024 National SACS Summit

This week, ASU delegates from across the community and disability services came together to launch the biggest ever sector study, and how to improve the sector. We must be skilled, respected, equal! 30/05/2024

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Stop cuts to sleepover pay!

Today, ASU members rallied outside AIG headquarters in Sydney to demand they drop their outrageous attack on sleepover pay. 24/05/2024

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Beyond the Headlines: Budget 2024

The Federal Government has just handed down the Budget, here is what we know. 14/05/2024

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Breaking: ASU Members Win Paid Placements

Thanks to the incredible campaigning of ASU members like you, placements for social work degrees will be paid from July next year. 6/05/2024

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All aboard: Transport Negotiations

The latest news from across Transport 26/04/2024

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ACTU Statement on Gaza

Peace is union business. 22/04/2024

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Aid Worker Killed in Gaza

Australian Aid Worker killed in Gaza 2/04/2024

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End Unfair Evictions in NSW

Right now, the NSW Government are considering the model of eviction reform they will implement and we can influence their decision. 20/03/2024

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We're calling for bail reform

We've written to the Premier to say his laws will make crime worse, not better. 20/03/2024

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Union win: Paid Parental Leave is increasing to 6 months!

This is a huge win by ASU members for fairer workplaces, for women, for parents, and all workers. 18/03/2024

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ASU Hub Days

Are you getting the most out of your union membership? Join us at a Hub Day near you! 7/03/2024

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Super to be paid on paid parental leave!

Landmark victory by ASU members in the fight for secure retirement 7/03/2024

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Annual Wage Review: Community & Disability Workers Deserve Better

Frontline workers supporting our communities deserve secure, decent and well-paid jobs. To make this happen, we need your input. 6/03/2024

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Open letter to the Federal Homelessness Minister

The Australian Services Union has co-signed a letter to Federal Homelessness Minister Julie Collins with homelessness organisations across Australia. 23/02/2024

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International Women's Day 2024

Join us in powering equality and accelerating inclusion in this year’s International Women’s Day march 21/02/2024

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ASU World Social Justice Day Statement

Peace is union business. 20/02/2024

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Happy Lunar New Year!

We ran a stall at Fairfield's annual Tet festival. Did you see us there? 19/02/2024

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Mardi Gras 2024: Get Involved!

It's Mardi Gras season! Click here for union activities and ways to get involved. 16/02/2024

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Solidarity with the EDO

Statement from the Secretary 2/02/2024

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Vale Fran Hayes

Vale Fran: unionist, feminist, ASU legend. 13/12/2023

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2023 Branch Council

Last week, our Branch Council met, comprising of elected delegates from the across our ASU industries. 7/12/2023

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New Union Shopper Savings!

With the holidays around the corner, there's never been a better time to check out Union Shopper's latest savings - available to you free with your ASU membership! 7/12/2023

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Proud to Protest: Scrap the Laws

NSW Government is fining protesters up to $22,000. Every day people that speak up can be impacted by this law. 29/11/2023

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ASU Ceasefire Statement

The Australian Union movement is united for peace around the world. 16/11/2023

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Award Winning ASU Members!

Narelle Clay and Sharon Callaghan have been recognised at SCLC! 15/11/2023

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ASU Members Win Right to Public Holiday Swap

ASU member have won the right to request swap public holidays after a member-led push to win more flexible and inclusive workplaces. 13/11/2023

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NSW Equality Laws

The Australian Services Union is calling on the NSW Government to pass new legislation and improve equality in NSW. 1/11/2023

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Australian Unions Stand For Peace

The Australian Union movement is united for peace around the world. 21/10/2023

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Disability Royal Commission

Today the Disability Royal Commission handed down it final report. As the disability union, here are some key findings for disability workers. 29/09/2023

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NSW Budget: Breakdown

A breakdown of the NSW Government's 2023 Budget for the community and disability sector 19/09/2023

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All Member Survey: We Want To Hear From You!

What do you like about the ASU? Let us know and go into the draw for 1 in 5 $200 vouchers! 7/09/2023

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Breaking News: Qantas CEO Alan Joyce Steps Down

After weeks of scandalous allegations about the management of QANTAS by Alan Joyce, the besieged CEO has decided it is time to go. 6/09/2023

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Sydney Water workers reject Roch's dud deal

In the highest turn out of employees voting on an EA at Sydney Water, 75 per cent rejected management’s offer of an enterprise agreement that would see employees going backwards on wages and conditions 5/09/2023

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2023 SACS Conference

Today, ASU delegates from across the community and disability services came together to discuss 5 years since we formulated our Civil Society campaign, our wins and what we should aim for next. 24/08/2023

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2023 Disability Services Conference

Today, ASU delegates from across disability services came together to discuss the changes the sector needs to make the NDIS the Best It Can Be 23/08/2023

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Sydney Water Vote No

Roch Cheroux is offering Sydney Water workers the WORST EA in the entire Australian water industry. Essential workers deserve better. 22/08/2023

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ASU takes Sydney Water to the Fair Work Commission

Sydney Water wants to send essential workers backwards 27/07/2023

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A meeting 12 years in the making

Delegates from the community sector met with NSW members of parliament. Click here to learn more about what they discussed. 4/07/2023

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Huge week for NDIS workers!

Disability workers are calling on the Government to make the NDIS the best it can be. 3/07/2023

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Your New 2023 Pay Rates

Download a copy of your 2023 pay rates here! 15/06/2023

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WIN: A historic increase to Australian minimum wage and awards!

Union win! 5.75% pay rise for award wages 2/06/2023

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Aruma EA

We saw Aruma’s proposed bargaining position and it was not in line with our Best NDIS claims! 29/05/2023

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NDIS Days of Action 2023

Disability workers are calling on the Government to make the NDIS the best it can be. 9/05/2023

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Premier confirms legislation to Save Sydney Water!

Today, in front of ASU members working at Malabar, the Premier confirmed that on Wednesday he will be introducing legislation to keep Sydney and Hunter Water in public hands, by protecting them in the constitution. 8/05/2023

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ASU Members @ May Day 2023 events!

ASU members celebrating May Day 2023 3/05/2023

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May Day 2023

Workers of the world unite 18/04/2023

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Jan Primrose, our new Deputy Secretary!

Introducing our new Deputy Secretary, Jan Primrose! 3/04/2023

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Restoring the Balance: Farewell Judith

After 14 years at the ASU, we're saying goodbye to Judith Wright. 31/03/2023

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Workers Unite at Apple

Workers at Apple are coming together to bargain for a better Enterprise Agreement 31/03/2023

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It's time for a pay rise

Everything's going up except your wages - sign our petition to FWC TODAY! 31/03/2023

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We Won't Wait FDV Factsheets

Our paid family and domestic violence leave fact sheets are now available in multiple languages. 16/03/2023

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Sydney Water Petition

Sydney Water is under threat - sign our petition to save our water today! 15/03/2023

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NSW State Election News

We wrote to the Premier, the Leader of the Opposition, and the NSW Greens seeking their commitment to ASU members jobs and priorities. Click here for there responses. 14/03/2023

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Across the Union: Water

The Australian Services Union is the Union for workers across NSW public water utilities and water contractors. 26/04/2023

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Water bills would soar by $264 a year if Sydney Water privatised

Residents would be “penalised twice” through soaring water bills and potential new taxes if a state asset is sold to private buyers, new modelling suggests. 9/03/2023

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Across the Union: Transport and Technology

The Australian Services Union is the Union for senior and salaried workers across the NSW public transport system. 9/03/2023

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Across the Union: Social and Community Services

We are the Union for workers across the social and community services sector. 9/03/2023

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Across the Union: Airlines

We are the Union for administrative, clerical and service workers in the Airlines, Travel, Shipping and Information Technology industries. 9/03/2023

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Across the Union: Disability Workers

We are the Union for workers in the disability sector. 14/02/2023

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What Are Portable Entitlements?

All community services workers get portable long service leave in the Northern Territory, ACT, Victoria, and Queensland based on the years they have worked in the sector. It's time for New South Wales to follow suit. 14/03/2023

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BREAKING: 10 Days Paid DV Leave legislation passes

We are a union of 15,000 workers and we have achieved paid family and domestic violence leave as an entitlement for 11 million workers. 27/10/2022

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NDIS Days of Action

Disability workers are calling on the Government to make the NDIS the best it can be. 30/09/2022

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Proud to Protest

NSW Government wants to fine protesters up to $20,000. Every day people that speak up can be impacted by this law. 30/09/2022

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Register your own #bestNDIS Event

Disability workers are calling on the Government to make the NDIS the best it can be. 30/09/2022

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Congratulations to our new leadership team!

Congratulations to our new leadership team, ASU Secretary Angus McFarland and Deputy Secretary Judith Wright! 15/09/2022

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ASU delegates at WIMDOI

ASU Delegates are in Canberra this week for WIMDOI. 14/09/2022

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Farewell from Natalie Lang

After eight incredible years in this role, I will be standing down as Secretary. My last day at the ASU will be Friday 16 September. 1/09/2022

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Union members take Apple to Fair Work

Apple, one of the world’s richest multinationals, is trying to rush though a new Agreement that would mean real wage cuts for over 4000 Australian workers and leave people working up to 60 hours without overtime. 23/08/2022

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Disability Delegates Conference 2022

ASU members have a vision for a better NDIS, one where workers are respected, valued and trained properly. 10/08/2022

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Community and Disability Delegates Conference 2022

Community and disability workers from across charities, NDIS organisations, neghbourhood centres and refuges came together to plan for a civil society. 10/08/2022

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BREAKING: We have won an extra 9% funding increase to the NDIS!

NDIS Minister Bill Shorten has announced a 9% funding increase to the NDIS. This will cover union won wage increases and new entitlements for disability workers starting from 1 July. 22/06/2022

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NSW Budget gives Essential Workers a Pay Cut

The Government has today locked in a 3% wage cap - which is 2.5% below inflation. That means essential workers will be on average $2142 worse off this year. 21/06/2022

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New Government to enact Universal Paid Domestic Violence leave ASAP

The Federal Government has written to the Fair Work Commission committing to introduce universal paid leave for family and domestic violence. This is a huge win for ASU members who have been behind the We Won't Wait campaign for 8 years. 17/06/2022

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2022: FEDERAL BUDGET

Watch our special briefing and go beyond the headlines to find out what is in this year's Federal Budget for community and disability workers. 29/03/2022

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Labor's plan for the social and community sector

Labor have announced its plan to restore respect to the community sector through better job security, pay, and the support they need to do their important work. Federal Labor has committed to making sure funding is adequate to cover increases in the 15/03/2022

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NSW Labor commits to portable entitlements

ASU members have been campaigning for portable entitlements for years - and today we took a big step forward. 27/10/2019

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Sydney Water: Protected Action 2023

ASU members at Sydney Water are taking action to protect our rights at work 29/09/2017