Emirates EBA Negotiations Resume

The ASU/ALAEA and bargaining representatives met with Emirates management on Wednesday 23rd July and Thursday 24th July for EBA negotiations.  This was the first meeting since Emirates employees had comprehensively rejected the Emirates proposed EBA with a 74.25% NO vote. What do the ASU/ALAEA want? The ASU/ALAEA want to get an EBA agreed to and…

Virgin – Happy Pay Rise

Your EBA pay increase is brought to you by union members Your EBA pay rise for July 2014 has arrived and you should have received it in this week’s pay.  In the past 6 months alone pay increases have ranged between 8.15% and 13.6%. You will receive further EBA pay increases in July 2015 and…

Menzies puts their response

After the fourth meeting for your new EBA on Friday 11th July, your delegates have now put your claims on the table and received all of the company’s claims. What has been said about your claims? The ASU has tabled all of your claims, and we’ve presented additional detail about how we see a rostering…

Qantas seeks full repeal of act

A COMPROMISE bill to change the Qantas Sale Act hasn’t left the flying kangaroo jumping for joy and the carrier will keep lobbying for a full repeal of the legislation. Despite claims by Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss that the changes went “some way to easing restrictive ownership provisions on Qantas”, market reaction to the…

Slater & Gordon – Negotiations continue

On 14 July 2014, the ASU National Negotiating Team met with management for our 5th meeting about the new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU presented the remaining claims and the parties discussed issues such as casual conversion and car parking that had been raised at previous meetings. The key discussion about the ‘job families’ proposal (discussed…

Blaming workers belittles the “fair-go”

This year has started on a worrying note with Government Ministers blaming workers for receiving a decent, fair, living wage Industrial Relations Minister Eric Abetz recently said: “We risk seeing something akin to the ‘wages explosions’ of the pre-Accord era, when unsustainable wage growth simply pushed thousands of Australians out of work”. This belittles the very…

RACV MCC – stress in the workplace

I write to give you an update on our efforts to start some meaningful discussions with management around stress levels in the MCC and how these matters affect your day to day working conditions of employment. As you will recall from recent email newsletters to you from the Union we conducted a widespread survey of…