Qantas International Announcment

Ever since Qantas announced the creation of a new Qantas international entity when they announced the company results, Qantas unions have been seeking clarification about whether the new company would be an employing entity and whether it would affect the terms and conditions of existing employees’ working in the Qantas international business. The ACTU on…

Bargaining has begun at SMCT

Representatives of the ASU met with Patty Holten and Lauren Laidlaw of SMCT on Friday 31st October to discuss preliminary issues around bargaining for the next indoor agreement. The following summarises key points. SMCT not bound by Victorian Government Industrial Relations Policy? Contrary to recent Management Communications, Southern Metropolitan Cemeteries Trust is not a “Public…

Target EBA Approved

This week the new Enterprise Agreement was approved. Congratulations are in order, albeit subdued congratulations. Subdued because whilst a new agreement is going to be implemented it comes at a time of great uncertainty for employees at Target as we continue through the current redundancy process. Some of our people have left already or are…

RACV – Annualised Hours Dispute

As mentioned in our last newsletter, Commissioner Roe at the Fair Work Commission made a ruling that asked the parties to provide a series of written submissions by certain dates throughout early and mid September. Then final hearing dates for the arbitration of this dispute have been set down for late September. The schedule the…