ASU RETIRED MEMBERS GROUP

A number of retired ASU members have recently got together and, with the support of the Union, formed the ASU Retired Members Group. The group is still in its early planning stages but has already held two meetings in March and May of this year. ASU Assistant Secretary David Leydon attended the May meeting where…

ASU Welcomes Long Service Inquiry

The inquiry by the State Government as to whether long service entitlements could accrue as people change jobs was welcomed today by ASU Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt. “Gone are the days of people staying in the same job, or even the same organisation for life. People now change employment much more rapidly and…

Hands off our entitlements, Abbott

The Australian Services Union applauds the commitment by the crossbench Senators to stand with Australian workers against the Abbot Government’s unfair changes to the Fair Entitlements Guarantee (FEG). FEG (formerly knows as GEERS) was one of the central safeguards that ensured workers who were caught up with the Ansett collapse got assistance when they were…

Target announces job cuts in Geelong

Geelong has been dealt another round of job losses with retail giant Target announcing forced redundancies in its banking and finance sector. The Australian Services Union was called to meet with workers at Target’s Geelong headquarters early on Thursday morning. The union has confirmed that 23 Geelong workers have been retrenched from the division, with…

Know the facts on wages and employment

Since taking to power in September, Prime Minister Tony Abbott and his Coalition Government have relentlessly tried to frame the conversation on the Australian economy against working people and their hard won fair wages and conditions. But we need to be clear on the facts. Recent data has shown that in the year to 31st December…