Message from the Branch Secretary

As you know, I recently took leave from my position as Branch Secretary of the ASU Private Sector Branch to stand for ALP preselection in the Western Metropolitan Region. I was successful and will run for Parliament at the next state election in November 2018. I’d like to thank all of you for your well-wishes…

Qantas Roster POC Update

This morning the ASU received confirmation from Qantas that the Flexible Rostering Preference Proof of Concept (POC) would be put on hold until genuine consultation has occurred and we are able to get answers to the many issues that have arisen from the proposed roster trial. The ASU fully supports a roster system that provides…

UNION MEMBERS MEETINGS FOR TENIX EMPLOYEES

A meeting of all Union members at Tenix has been arranged to discuss the fast approaching next round of negotiations for the new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA). The EBA is the legal document that regulates all of your terms and conditions of employment. It is in these discussions that your wage increases are negotiated for…

Marshalling is our work and Qantas knows it

ASU Airport delegates met in Sydney with company reps on 17th March 2015 for a discussion about a series of “trials” Qantas is undertaking to board passengers via the backstairs of aircraft. The meeting was at our request as management failed to consult the ASU either locally or nationally about the trial or its implications.…

Fair Work Decision on Award Coverage

Today the Fair Work Commission handed down its long awaited decision on Modern Award coverage for Tabcorp employees. You will recall that the ASU had applied to have the Tabcorp Wagering Employees Award 2003 made into a Modern Award – effectively meaning the current Award would continue to apply as the safety net of Award…