What are my rights at work?

When it comes to work, you are entitled to healthy and safe conditions, job security and fair pay. Whether you’re starting a new job, returning to work, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or managing an existing workplace issue, the Australian Services Union is by your side. Once a member, we protect and promote you’re the rights of workers in critical areas such as:


Pay and entitlements
Our team is dedicated to ensuring our members are paid the wages they deserve. In 2020 alone, we recovered over $13 million in unpaid wages for members. Our expert lawyers can assess whether your wage and entitlements are in line with your industry award, enterprise agreement or contract.


Job security
Throughout the pandemic, the Australian Services Union has promoted the job security of our members by negotiating fair outcomes with employers, keeping members connected to their workplaces and by stopping job cuts. In 2020 alone, the Australian Services Union stopped 12,000 members from losing their jobs. 


Health and safety
Union workplaces are safer workplaces. We’ll help you resolve any workplace safety issue – whether it’s a physical health and safety issue or relates to stress and other mental health hazards. You should be safe at work. 


Protecting you through workplace challenges 
Workplace changes can be challenging. In 2020, the Australian Services Union supported over 10,000 members through workplace changes, redundancies and finding additional work.


Empowering workplaces
Your union is a democratic and worker-led organization. Union delegates and representatives work with our Union officials to better workplace safety, improve pay and conditions, and stand with members to navigate any workplace challenges they may have. The ASU provides workplace leaders with the training and support they need to empower their workplaces. 


Job opportunities and career development
The Australian Services Union is by your side, every step of the way. That’s why we created ASU Jobs Connect: a free service for members. We know how challenging it is to change or lose your job or even part of your income. To ensure our members have access to job opportunities in high demand, we work with employers across the country to source available positions.

If you need advice or require assistance with a problem at your workplace, call your state branch or email [email protected] and an experienced member of our staff will contact you.

Join the ASU here .


The best way to ensure you're being paid correctly at work is to be a union member. 

Last year we recovered over $3.5 million in unpaid wages for ASU members.

Join the ASU to:

improve your pay and work conditions
tackle workplace problems such as roster changes, safety issues and unfair treatment
be protected at work, and have experienced and skilled people on your side

Don't leave it too late.


The ASU has been with me every step of the way from helping me secure permanency to protecting my penalty rates
April Disability Support WorkerApril, Taylah and Inala are Disability Support Workers in Campbelltown

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