Menzies EBA 2017 Survey

The Menzies Sydney and Melbourne Airport EBA expires on 31 January 2017. So that ASU can make claims that reflect the views of members covered by the next agreements we hope you will fill out this short survey about what you think is important to include in the next agreement. The results of the survey…

Qantas ground staff EBA ground-breaking

Qantas ground staff EBA ground-breaking The new Qantas ground staff EBA has been hailed as ground-breaking by the union leadership following a 93% vote in favour of the EBA by members. As well as pay increases, the EBA contains domestic and family violence leave and family friendly provisions which help address retirement income inequality.  The…

Union protests call centre jobs to be sent offshore

The Australian Services Union says Transburban has outsourced 50 of its call centre jobs to the Philippines. The union is holding a protest this afternoon outside the Transurban offices at Docklands. Union spokeswoman Ingrid Stitt told Neil Mitchell the fight to save jobs isn’t over. “It’s approximately 50 jobs, it’s actually in the Salmat call centre that Transurban…

ASU to fight Salmat jobs

The Australian Services Union has today called on Transurban to stand by Australian workers as its call centre supplier, Salmat announced it will axe around 50 jobs from its call centre in Melbourne and offshoring jobs to Manila. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that the move by Salmat was simply unconscionable…

Qantas March results show higher domestic yields

The Cricket World Cup again proved a boon to Qantas in March, helping to strongly push up domestic yields as higher passenger loads also buoyed international yields. The airline said Qantas International and Jetstar International reported a “strong improvement’’ in revenue per available seat kilometre. March passenger numbers at Qantas International were up 7.6 per…

Babies, bosses and big workplace changes

Laws that benefit women in the workplace need to be strengthened so that female staff are less dependent on an employer’s whim. Not too many people will be surprised by Tony Abbott’s decision to ditch his signature policy on paid parental leave. It was an unpopular policy that seemed to disproportionately favour women who needed…