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…

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Know Your Rights – Right to be represented

As a Union member you have the right to be represented by the ASU whether that be as a group of employees or as an individual. If you are called into a meeting by management to discuss any issue relating to your employment, including issues around your performance, disciplinary matters or sick leave, to mention…

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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…

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Target cuts 23 jobs at Geelong head office

RETAILER Target has cut 23 jobs from its head office in the Victorian city of Geelong, just over a year after making more than 250 employees redundant. The Australian Services Union said Target intended to outsource a number of functions and refused to confirm or deny whether the outsourced jobs would be offshore. ASU Victorian…

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Target sacks more Geelong workers

TARGET has sacked 23 workers at its Geelong office in the latest jobs blow to the city. The jobs will go on the banking and finance section, the Australian Services Union said. The jobs will be outsourced to Accenture, but there was no guarantees the jobs will not go offshore. It comes after 260 Target…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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