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:…

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…

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…