Jetstar Negotiations grind on

Your Jetstar National Negotiating Team (NNT) met with the company again on 10th December 2014 and we had a long in-depth discussion on their current offer to settle the EBA. There are still a lot of issues that are outstanding that need Jetstar to change their position on or clarify. Outstanding is: Proper classification of…

Fair Work Decision on Award Coverage

Today the Fair Work Commission handed down its long awaited decision on Modern Award coverage for Tabcorp employees. You will recall that the ASU had applied to have the Tabcorp Wagering Employees Award 2003 made into a Modern Award – effectively meaning the current Award would continue to apply as the safety net of Award…

SMCT – Rollover not in Employees Interests

The “Challenges” At the last two meetings Management has spoken of “challenges” facing SMCT. Supposedly these include a decline in religious participation and competition from private providers, including Invocare. Employee reps and the ASU would like to reassure employees. There is no evidence that the current Labor Government has any plans to deregulate the Victorian…

Virgin Payroll Review Update

Your ASU representatives met with the company on 1 December to discuss the recent payroll review and to table the petition signed by so many Virgin staff members. The ASU strongly believes that Virgin should not deduct incorrectly credited annual leave from team members.  Incorrect leave balances have occurred due to company errors, yet Virgin…

Dnata to buyout Toll

Today you would have received an email from Daniela Marsilli outlining Dnata’s decision to buy out Toll’s share of the business making the company 100% owned by Dnata. In the communication Daniela stated; “Toll Group and dnata have reached an agreement that will see dnata acquire Toll’s 50 per cent share in the company. This…

Qantas International Announcment

Ever since Qantas announced the creation of a new Qantas international entity when they announced the company results, Qantas unions have been seeking clarification about whether the new company would be an employing entity and whether it would affect the terms and conditions of existing employees’ working in the Qantas international business. The ACTU on…