Menzies Aviation stand down update

ASU representatives met with Menzies management to discuss the stand down of employees. Discussion focused on employee’s access to leave during the shutdown, and the allocation of work. We have asked that employees be given the opportunity to opt out from work during the stand down. This will help some members plan for the future,…

ASU condemns government’s attack on community organisation advocacy

The Australian Services Union has made a submission to a parliamentary inquiry condemning the Government’s proposed legislation which attacks community organisation’s rights to engage in advocacy, as well as banning aid organisations and advocacy organisations from receiving international donations and funding.   The Bill puts a huge administrative burden on community services who engage in…

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…