Jetstar Carpark Update

On Tuesday 22 September your ASU delegates and officials met with senior representatives from the company about future car parking options for employees post the move to terminal 4. As you are no doubt aware this is a very hot topic amongst all of your workmates and we raised a multitude of concerns about the…

Are you on a fixed-term contract? Jane’s story.

An ASU member, Jane* had her employment terminated reached, with the assistance of the ASU, a settlement as part of an unfair dismissal claim where the employer had been arguing that her termination occurred because a fixed term contract has expired. The case involved the employer arguing that whilst the contract itself did not specifically identify…

Back to work from maternity or parental leave?

The ASU receives many queries and often participates in disputes around members returning to work from maternity leave who are seeking flexible working arrangements in order they can juggle work and family commitments. Under the Fair Work Act 2009 provisions exist to enable such employees to request flexible work arrangements which the employer can reject…

Minimum Award rates increase

Each year the Fair Work Commission reviews all the pay rates and allowance payments under all of the Awards and makes the adjustments as it deems necessary or fair. For 2015 all Award wages have been adjusted by 2.5% as well as the national minimum wage which is now $17.29 an hour. This is effective…