Come Meet The Federal Local Government Minister

We're delighted to announce that HON KRISTY MCBAIN MP - federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government - will be joining members at our upcoming Local Government Roundtable. 18/03/2024


Come Meet The Federal Local Government Minister

We're delighted to announce that HON KRISTY MCBAIN MP - federal Minister for Regional Development, Territories and Local Government - will be joining members at our upcoming Local Government Roundtable. 18/03/2024


Legal CPD - How to Brief a Barrister

We're pleased to announce our second Legal CPD webinar for 2024 will be presented by Paris Dean, from Victoria Square Chambers 15/03/2024


Super to be Paid on Parental Leave!

We're celebrating a monumental victory for working women across Australia. Thanks to our extensive campaigning, yesterday the Federal Government announced that Superannuation will be paid on government-funded paid parental leave. This is an important 12/03/2024


ASU women making change

This month's International Women’s Day is a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate the achievements of our union sisters at the ASU who are making change every day for working women! 8/03/2024


International Women's day - Appeal for Peace

On this International Women’s Day, we despair for the women and children of Palestine. 8/03/2024


End Unpaid Placements for Community Services Degrees!

It’s time students are paid for compulsory Community Services Degree placements. We believe all work in the industry should be paid, including for students completing 1,000 hours of compulsory work placements. 26/02/2024


Stop the Homelessness Cuts

The ASU has joined peak homelessness organisations to implore the Federal Government to properly fund the homelessness sector. 26/02/2024


Upcoming CPD - The right to disconnect

On Wednesday 6 March 2024 the ASU will host a lunchtime CPD webinar for our legal members. Our guest presenter will be Dr Gabrielle Golding, Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Adelaide. 13/02/2024


It’s time to tell big business they’re dreaming!

Right now, AIG, a big business lobby, is trying to reclassify sleepover shifts as ‘breaks’. They want to hit the snooze button on your rights and working conditions. 8/02/2024


We Call For An Immediate Ceasefire in Palestine

Union members in South Australia and the Northern Territory are gravely concerned with what is unfolding before our eyes. As trade unionists we stand on the side of justice, both in word and in deed, both in Australia and abroad. 6/12/2023

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Enough is Enough

ASU calls for immediate action following the murders of 4 women this week. These tragic events highlight the critical need for an escalation in the State Government’s response to the crisis of domestic and family violence. 24/11/2023


ASU Visit to Katherine

Your NT Organiser Julie is visiting Katherine from Monday 21 August - Friday 25 August. 17/08/2023


ASU Workplace Guide for family violence

The ASU has produced a new guide to assist managers, WHS reps and ASU Workplace Reps when responding to family violence disclosures in the workplace. 17/08/2023


SA Power Networks Reps ready to bargain

Our awesome team of SA Power Networks Reps are preparing for the next round of enterprise bargaining. 17/08/2023


ASU Members online YES23 forum

ASU members are invited to participate in a special NAIDOC Week online forum to discuss the upcoming referendum, and the proposed Voice to Parliament. 3/07/2023


CPD lunchtime webinar

ASU LEGAL MEMBERS - we have a new CPD course for you! 3/07/2023


Protect our Local Libraries

The Australian Services Union and the Local Government Association SA are calling on the Treasurer to include annual indexation in future funding arrangements for local libraries. 6/06/2023


Unions win 5.75% pay rise for almost 3 million workers!

After many months campaigning for a meaningful pay rise through the National Wage Case, ASU members have now won a 5.75% increase to the Modern Award Rates! 6/06/2023


ASU calls on NT Government to reverse fracking position

Your Australian Services Union SA + NT Branch Secretary, Abbie Spencer, has written to Chief Minister Natasha Fyles calling on the Territory Government to reverse its position on the approval of fracking in the Beetaloo Basin in the Northern Territor 9/05/2023


ASU Win - National Energy Transition Authority to be established!

BREAKING: The ASU welcomes the Federal Government’s announcement today of a new National Net Zero Authority. 5/05/2023


Celebrating May Day - the International Day of Workers

ASU members have once again celebrated May Day, with marches on Kaurna Land in Adelaide and on Larrakia Country in Darwin. 4/05/2023


Good Riddance

Alan Joyce will step down as CEO of Qantas in November. 4/05/2023


Portable Long Service Leave is coming soon!

Both the SA and the NT Governments have made a commitment to the ASU that they will introduce Portable Long Service Leave legislation before the end of this year. 4/05/2023


Another successful ASU Local Government Roundtable

One of the highlights of the union's yearly calendar is the ASU Local Government Roundtable. 4/05/2023


Bullying rife in Local Government - media spotlight on ASU survey results

Did you catch the media coverage this week of the shocking results of our recent survey of Local Government workers? 4/05/2023


Campaign for National Transition Authority ramps up

In the lead up to the federal budget being handed down in May, energy members have stepped up our campaign for a National Energy Transition Authority. 4/05/2023


Cultural fitness training unlike anything you've ever experienced before

The ASU’s leadership team is committed to building a culturally safe union for all First Nations people. 22/07/2022


ASU members have Saved Equal Pay!

From 1 July 2021, the Federal Government has committed to more than $44million per year to lift base funding in Department of Social Services. 8/10/2020