Emirates – Vote NO

During the EBA negotiations held on Wednesday 28 August that was mediated by the Fair Work Commission Emirates said that they intended to put the EBA (that was previously overwhelmingly rejected by employees) out again to be voting on.  Emirates say that they’ll put the EBA out from Friday 5 September until Thursday 11 September.  The ASU…

Startrack Enterprise Agreement Update

On 21 August 2014, the ASU National Negotiating team met with StarTrack management for further discussions about the new Enterprise Agreement. These discussions were very productive and we have agreed that the AAE Retail Agreement should form the basis of the new Agreement. AAE Retail or the Clerks Award   There has been some difference in…

Qantas – QBT Dispute lodged with Fair Work

Yesterday the Australian Services Union notified a dispute with Fair Work Australia because of concerns about the performance Management & Productivity scheme at QBT. We have done this because despite the union’s attempts to raise concerns with the proposed scheme,  JTG management have seen fit to roll out this scheme including performance management measures for…

It’s all happening at Jetstar

Over the past few weeks the ASU Jetstar National Negotiating Team (NNT) has met with Company representatives four times about a range of issues including the payroll review phase 2, the work being done on a new rostering system (Groundstar) and the Company’s position on recommencing our EBA 5 negotiations. Our last meeting was on…

Emirates – Progress made at the FWC

The ASU/ALAEA, delegates and officials and Emirates management attended the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on Thursday 14 August. The ASU/ALAEA had asked the FWC to assist the parties in finalizing a fair and equitable Enterprise Agreement for the next three years. How the FWC helped Commissioner Cribb from the Fair Work Commission heard from the…

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,…