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,…

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…