Positive discussions lead to extension of talks to achieve equal pay
24 October 2011

The federal government has asked Fair Work Australia to allow more time for the Government and the ASU to continue their discussions about a potential agreement on equal pay. Read more…

Support Qld SACS workers to get the equal pay rates they’ve earned
28 September 2011

On 1 October 2011, thousands of Queensland Social and Community Services (SACS) workers were expecting to receive the pay equity wage rates they won back in 2009. SACS workers at employers already paying the pay equity wage rates were expecting this entitlement to be finally protected by law. Instead, the Federal Government repealed the Regulation which was to enshrine the pay equity wage rates, leaving SACS workers in the lurch. The ASU is asking members and supporters to urge the Federal Government to reconsider and live up to their commitments.Read more…

EQUAL PAY DAY ARRIVES AT LAST for community workers
1 February 2012

Community workers have today been handed long awaited pay rises in a historic decision by Fair Work Australia in the equal pay case. Read more…

Community workers applaud Prime Minister’s latest commitment to equal pay
10 November 2011

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has today made a historic commitment to equal pay for women by coming to an agreement with the Australian Services Union (ASU) on appropriate pay increases for low-paid community workers represented by the Union. Read more…