More Pain for Target Geelong Workforce

The Australian Services Union has condemned the decision to axe another 23 jobs from its North Geelong head office, after having made over 250 workers redundant just over a year ago. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that today is a sad and difficult time for the workers and their families who…

Qantas seeks full repeal of act

A COMPROMISE bill to change the Qantas Sale Act hasn’t left the flying kangaroo jumping for joy and the carrier will keep lobbying for a full repeal of the legislation. Despite claims by Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss that the changes went “some way to easing restrictive ownership provisions on Qantas”, market reaction to the…

QANTAS not the spirit of Australia

The Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector Branch has expressed outrage at the decision by Qantas to close down the Melbourne and Brisbane call centres. The Victorian call centre is based in Camberwell and employs 320 Victorians, and the Brisbane call centre employs 270. ASU Victorian Branch Secretary Ingrid Stitt said this is a short-sighted…

Black day for QANTAS workers

The Australian Services Union (Victorian Private Sector branch) labelled the Qantas decision to shed employees as short sighted and has vowed to fight for every job. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary Ingrid Stitt said that the Qantas announcement is devastating for the hard working staff. “It’s outrageous that so many Qantas staff are going…