Virgin – No Time For Slowing Down

At our latest meeting on 2nd September 2013 about a new Ground Staff Agreement the company tabled a preliminary proposal about a new classification structure for Guest Services and Pit Crew. This development is a good start but their proposal is far from final with crucial information about the money on offer, how staff progress…

GMHBA – Happy pay rise!

GMHBA employees are due for a pay rise! As of the 1st July you will receive a 3.5% pay increase. You’ll get it again next year and it’s all due to the terms and conditions of your enterprise agreement (EA) negotiated on behalf of union members by the Australian Services Union (ASU). Given it’s pay…

Qantas Holidays negotiations kick off

The negotiations for the Qantas Holidays EBA 2 started with a m eeting in Melbourne on 23rd May 2013 between the ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) and Qantas Holidays/Jetset Travelworld Group management. After surveying staff your representatives formulated a claim which was then endorsed by ASU members, your NNT provided the company with that endorsed…

Qantas tables “cuts” agenda

The third Qantas EBA 10 meeting took place on 23rd April 2013 and for the first time we received an indication of what Qantas wants from EBA 10 and we also received preliminary responses to some of our claims. More casuals and temps front & centre Qantas main claims are targeted at undermining our job…

It’s time to hear from Qantas…

Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) tabled all our remaining detailed claims for EBA 10 at our second negotiation meeting with Qantas management on 10th April 2013. Now “the ball is in management’s court” as they must respond comprehensively to our claims and also disclose what claims or changes the company wants from this round…