ASU Wins Nil48 Dispute

Complete capitulation by Jetstar. On Thursday 2 July the ASU took Jetstar to the Fair Work Commission in relation to the Nil48 dispute. Jetstar were failing to apply the EBA correctly in relation to the double time payment that is applicable for all hours worked on a shift that has changed by 30 minutes or…

Vale the Hon Joan Kirner AC: Champion for Victorian women

The Australian Services Union, Victorian Private Sector Branch pays tribute to the Hon Joan Kirner AC as a strong leader and champion for Victorian women of all ages. As a union represented by over 70 percent female membership, we recognise the extraordinary and lasting contribution Joan Kirner made to advocating for women’s empowerment in Victoria.…

Union protests call centre jobs to be sent offshore

The Australian Services Union says Transburban has outsourced 50 of its call centre jobs to the Philippines. The union is holding a protest this afternoon outside the Transurban offices at Docklands. Union spokeswoman Ingrid Stitt told Neil Mitchell the fight to save jobs isn’t over. “It’s approximately 50 jobs, it’s actually in the Salmat call centre that Transurban…

ASU to fight Salmat jobs

The Australian Services Union has today called on Transurban to stand by Australian workers as its call centre supplier, Salmat announced it will axe around 50 jobs from its call centre in Melbourne and offshoring jobs to Manila. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that the move by Salmat was simply unconscionable…

Annual leave at Virgin

Virgin has recently informed staff that they must take annual leave balances in excess of one year.  While the company can direct team members to take annual leave, this request must be reasonable. Under Virgin policy and the EBA, accrued leave should be taken within 12 months of it being accrued.  The EBA also provides…