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USU Scholarships are open!

Our scholarships are open for applications. The Phil Smyth scholarship closes on 28 February so don’t miss out!

Latest USU campaigns and updates

Some progress at Slaters

USU/ASU delegates and representatives met on 15th February 2018 with Slater and Gordon management and their legal representatives to discuss consultation about the restructure that was announced on 7th February 2018.


Over the last week ASU members have had their say on the proposed new agreement, and it’s a resounding YES around the country. The online voting system opens at 6am on Wednesday 21 February 2018, and will close at 8pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Make sure you have your say.

USU/ASU negotiating team recommends a deal @ Virgin

Your USU/ASU national negotiating team have been working hard to get a deal on the table from management that we could recommend to members to accept. We now have a proposal for a new enterprise agreement that we are prepared to recommend that members accept.


Industrial Strength

With the collective strength of 30,000 members you are never alone.

Workplace support

Our industrial and legal staff are based in offices right across NSW.

Where to Enjoy Benefits

Access to a huge range of fantastic benefits and services from thousands of locations.

Journey to work insurance

Protection for members on their way to and from work.

Holiday discounts

Great discounts at the Aquatic Resort in Port Macquarie or at Jervis Bay.

Legal help at work

Legal advice from Carroll & O’Dea Solicitors, including a free will.

Phil Smyth Scholarships

The Phil Smyth scholarships are awarded in February each year.

USU Picnic Day

USU members celebrate their union membership with family and fellow members.


Union proud, USU strong
Local government workers

Local Government

If you work in Local Government the USU is your union. The USU covers employees right across the local government industry.

Energy worker

Energy & Utilities

The USU is a major union in the NSW energy industry. The occupations of USU members cover the range of occupations within the modern energy industry.

Private sector worker

Private Sector

The USU represents workers employed as private sector clerical and administrative (C&A) employees in most industries.

Airlines worker


The USU represents workers employed in the airlines industry, including Check-in Officers, Service Desk Officers, Ticket Sales Officers, Passenger Control Unit Officers.