More Pain for Target Geelong Workforce

The Australian Services Union has condemned the decision to axe another 23 jobs from its North Geelong head office, after having made over 250 workers redundant just over a year ago. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that today is a sad and difficult time for the workers and their families who…

Target announces job cuts in Geelong

Geelong has been dealt another round of job losses with retail giant Target announcing forced redundancies in its banking and finance sector. The Australian Services Union was called to meet with workers at Target’s Geelong headquarters early on Thursday morning. The union has confirmed that 23 Geelong workers have been retrenched from the division, with…

Virgin – Meal Breaks

Meal and rest breaks Your meal and rest breaks are protected under clause 36 of the EBA.   Are you getting the breaks you are entitled to? Not only are breaks crucial for a safe and healthy work environment, but they can also assist with productivity.  The table below outlines your meal and rest break entitlements,…

Toll Ramp & Cargo EBA

Negotiations have recommenced Negotiations have recommenced after a short break due to company reps being overseas. Between meetings the Unions utilised the time to sort out some local issues that mostly related to Sydney and Brisbane.  In Sydney there large numbers of labour hire employees which needed to be addressed and in Brisbane we had…

StarTrack EBA Update

On 25th of July 2014, the ASU National Negotiating team met with StarTrack management for further discussions about the new Enterprise Agreement.    Prior to this meeting the ASU had requested that the company provide us with some detailed information and there were some delays between meetings whilst the company was getting this information together.…

CHANGES AT PUBLICIS LOYALTY

The ASU has now met with Publicis management and can communicate the following.  Consultation The ASU notes that Publicis has an obligation at law to consult around organisational change. The obligation extends to consultation around minimising the need for redundancies. Such might include joint identification of redeployment opportunities or alternative cost saving measures. Whilst the…

MaxNetwork EBA Update

Health Agreement – Meeting 4, bargaining continues On 23rd of July 2014, the ASU, employee representatives and MaxNetwork Management met for the fourth time to discuss a new Enterprise Agreement to cover Health Staff at MaxNetwork. At the meeting Management provided a presentation about new Management classifications and the future of the Team Leader classification.…

Rex bargaining update

On 22 July the ASU National Negotiating team met with management for a further meeting about the new Enterprise Agreement. This bulletin provides a brief overview on where each issue is up to. If you would like further information please get in contact with your local ASU delegate or organiser. Management respond to ASU claims…