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LOCAL GOVERNMENT

The United Services Union is the largest local government union in NSW with over 30,000 members.

If you work in Local Government the USU Is your union. The USU covers employees in a range of areas, including:

* libraries * road construction and maintenance * parks and gardens * finance * refuse collection * child care * planning * local laws * recreation and swimming centres * call centres * administration * aged services  * youth services * generalist community services * regulatory & compliance officers  * multi-cultural services * Aboriginal Community Liaison * disability services

... and many others

The local government members are covered by our Branches located throughout NSW.

LATEST LOCAL GOVERNMENT NEWS

13/04/2017
central-coast-council-capitulation-usu-members-protectedAS USU members are aware, Central Coast Council bosses lodged proceedings before the NSW IRC concerning...
10/04/2017
norfolk-island-on-board-celebrating-our-newest-membersThe USU welcomes our newest members from Norfolk Island. Over the past few years the island has...
27/03/2017
blow-to-berejiklian-government-s-council-mergers-as-court-rules-against-kpmg-report-secrecy  The Berejiklian government's remaining council merger plans have been thrown into upheaval after...
21/03/2017
central-coast-council-contract-confusionMake sure your Award Conditions are not swept aside!   The USU has been made aware of Council...
07/03/2017
nsw-irc-update-redeployment-retrogradeCentral Coast Council bosses looking to implement a “wage Freeze” and slash workers’...
02/03/2017
location-location-know-your-rights-if-your-council-boss-is-trying-to-evict-youThe USU has been made aware of proposals from Council bosses seeking changes to a number of staff...

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CAMPAIGN UPDATES

04/04/2017
local-govt-award-2017-update-disciplinary-procedures-and-workplace-investigationsSince our last award update dated 27th February 2017, negotiations have continued and have now...
28/02/2017
award-2017-protecting-from-being-absorbed-into-a-public-holidayNSW Local Government Employers Award Negotiating Group seeks to oppose the USU’s proposed changes to the...
12/12/2016
jobs-protected-at-amalgamated-councilsAs we approach the end of 2016 we await a decision on a significant number of Councils initially named...
15/11/2016
local-government-state-award-update-5-hours-of-workLGNSW is attempting to remove 35 hour per week work arrangements from the new Award. This would mean...
03/11/2016
how-is-your-award-negotiatedThe Local Government (State) Award (the Award) is the Industrial Instrument under which you work. It...