ASU Welcomes Long Service Inquiry

The inquiry by the State Government as to whether long service entitlements could accrue as people change jobs was welcomed today by ASU Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt. “Gone are the days of people staying in the same job, or even the same organisation for life. People now change employment much more rapidly and…

Qantas March results show higher domestic yields

The Cricket World Cup again proved a boon to Qantas in March, helping to strongly push up domestic yields as higher passenger loads also buoyed international yields. The airline said Qantas International and Jetstar International reported a “strong improvement’’ in revenue per available seat kilometre. March passenger numbers at Qantas International were up 7.6 per…

Menzies puts their response

After the fourth meeting for your new EBA on Friday 11th July, your delegates have now put your claims on the table and received all of the company’s claims. What has been said about your claims? The ASU has tabled all of your claims, and we’ve presented additional detail about how we see a rostering…

Slater & Gordon – Negotiations continue

On 14 July 2014, the ASU National Negotiating Team met with management for our 5th meeting about the new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU presented the remaining claims and the parties discussed issues such as casual conversion and car parking that had been raised at previous meetings. The key discussion about the ‘job families’ proposal (discussed…

RACV MCC – stress in the workplace

I write to give you an update on our efforts to start some meaningful discussions with management around stress levels in the MCC and how these matters affect your day to day working conditions of employment. As you will recall from recent email newsletters to you from the Union we conducted a widespread survey of…