The Australian Services Union Western Australian Branch is part of a national, federally registered Union with members in every State and Territory called the Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union (ASU).
ASU is one of Australia’s largest unions, representing over 120,000 public and private sector workers in workplaces large and small.
All members are allocated to one of our six industry divisions when they join:
- Administrative, Clerical and Customer Services (ACCS)
- Energy and Information Technology (E/IT)
- Local Government (LG)
- Municipal Employees (ME)
- Social and Community Services (SACS)
- Transport (TRANS)
These industry divisions reflect the diversity of the unions that amalgamated to form the ASU. These were:
- Municipal Officers Association (MOA)
- Australian Transport Officers Federation (ATOF)
- Technical Services Guild (TSG)
- Australian Social Welfare Union (ASWU)
- WA Railway Officers Union (WAROU)
- Australian Shipping & Travel Officers Association (ASTOA)
- Municipal Employees Union - (MEU)
- Federated Clerks Union - (FCU)
- Australian Railway Professional Officers Association - (ARPOA)
- Metropolitan (Perth) Transport Trust Union of Workers - (MTTSOU)
The West Australian Clerical and Services Branch of the ASU came into operation in 1993 and was renamed the Australian Services Union Western Australian Branch in 2001.
In 2010, our branch successfully formed a state registered entity, the Western Australian Municipal, Administrative, Clerical and Services Union of Employees (WASU). This enables us to represent members, who do not fall within the jurisdiction of the Fair Work Commission, in the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission. This could be to resolve industrial issues or to register Collective Agreements.