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Help us save your industry super!

Did you know that this week the Turnbull Government has introduced three bills to attack industry super funds and to open the door for banks to profit from workers’ retirement savings? Help us stop it!

ASBESTOS ALERT @BMCC: Investigation Underway

The USU, on behalf of twelve members at Blue Mountains Council, recently lodged grievances with Council regarding allegations relating to the management of asbestos.


In 2012 the State Government made a number of changes to workers compensation laws in NSW which disadvantaged injured workers across the state and the USU strongly opposed them.

Latest USU campaigns and updates

Essential Energy: Time to VOTE on your new EA

Through consultation with its delegates, and their discussions with members, the union recommends this proposed Enterprise Agreement, and accordingly encourages our members to YES.

Union members get some wins

Your USU/ASU representatives met with Virgin management on Friday 1 December to continue negotiations for your next EBA.

USU @ AUSGRID: Progress continues

Negotiations continue to progress with both parties seeking to reach genuine agreement. FWC has approved our Protected Action Ballot, so a Ballot will commence on 7 December.

USU@ENDEAVOUR: Member Update

The combined unions and Endeavour management met last week (24/11) in an interest based session facilitated by Commissioner Cribb.


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.