Babies, bosses and big workplace changes

Laws that benefit women in the workplace need to be strengthened so that female staff are less dependent on an employer’s whim. Not too many people will be surprised by Tony Abbott’s decision to ditch his signature policy on paid parental leave. It was an unpopular policy that seemed to disproportionately favour women who needed…

Qantas Telephone Sales Update

Today your ASU representatives met with Qantas to discuss a range of issues associated with Qantas’ decision last year to close the Melbourne and Brisbane call centres. Melbourne Rostering Discussions to Continue Many staff on the multi shift-work roster have been angered about plans to reduce the spread of hours in Melbourne from 24 hours…

The attack on workers’ rights started today…

Today’s media has been flooded by stories about the Productivity Commission’s Review into the Fair Work Act. But what does it mean for you? For some time employers and their associations have been lobbying the Federal Liberal Government to look at amending the Fair Work Act’s provisions for workers, particularly in reference to penalty rates.…

What is going on at Malaysia Airlines?

ASU members have raised concerns with processes unfolding across Malaysia Airlines Australia which could have a significant effect on their futures without any real explanation. The ASU met nationally with Malaysia Airlines Tuesday 13th January 2015 regarding the Talent Review Program and the accompanying questionnaire. The ASU sought answers from Malaysia Airlines, Australian management regarding:…