No Deal Emirates

Emirates staff are standing together and voting NO to Emirates proposed Agreement.  Emirates staff have been negotiating their pay and conditions with management for over a year, but the company is yet to make a reasonable offer.  Emirates staff just want the company to respect and value their loyalty and experience with the company. The…

No Deal Emirates

Emirates staff are standing together and voting NO to Emirates proposed Agreement.  Emirates staff have been negotiating their pay and conditions with management for over a year, but the company is yet to make a reasonable offer.  Emirates staff just want the company to respect and value their loyalty and experience with the company. The…

BREAKING: Fair Work Commission Rejects Aerocare Agreement as it does not meet legal minimum standards

On 31 August the Fair work commission rejected the substandard Aerocare agreement that was opposed by the Australian Services Union and the TWU. This is a significant decision and has wide implications across the airline industry, including in the highly competitive ground handling market. As ASU members know, the Aerocare model of split shifts at…

Resources restructure debacle

We had another meeting with Qantas on 23 August 2017 in Sydney. We got more detail on how the restructure is going to work and it is not pretty, in fact we have significant concerns that it will not work. Hidden in the small print is the fact that Qantas is intending that the new centralised Sydney base resource…

Time to tell us what you think

Your ASU national negotiating team met with VA management on Tuesday 15 August 2017. At that meeting VA made some proposals for changes to your enterprise agreement.  We now need feedback from members about what you think of the proposals, and what we should do next. ASU delegates and organisers will be holding workplace meetings in coming weeks to…

Resources Restructure Update

Unfortunately Qantas came to our scheduled meeting on 15th August 2017 with ASU delegates and officials completely unprepared to even explain why they want to centralise Airports Workforce planning.  They provided us with a broad brush presentation that effectively answered nothing.  We have therefore rescheduled a meeting to get all the answers on 23 August…