The ASU has secured full time employment for members at Melbourne Airport.
As you would be aware the ASU has been arguing for more full time positions at Melbourne airport.
Your rosters clearly identified that there was a justifiable and sustainable need for more full time employees and the ASU has vigorously argued that the company had an obligation to provide employees with consistent ongoing maintenance of hours and job security.
Full time positions delivered.
The ASU is happy to announce that we have successfully argued for there to be 39 full time lines at Melbourne airport.
This means that an additional 25 employees will be converted to permanent full time employment.
This is fantastic news and testament to the fact that Union members working together can achieve good outcomes.
But wait there’s more.
In addition to securing 39 full time positions it has been further agreed that these positions will be vacancy controlled, meaning that when a full time employee leaves Jetstar the position will be backfilled with another part time employee being permanently converted to fulltime.
The ASU has also achieved agreement from Jetstar that temporary long term vacancies such as a full time employee going on maternity leave will also be backfilled by temporarily converting a part time employee to full time.
Annual Labour mix review.
In addition to securing additional full time lines the company has also agreed to an annual labour mix review to ensure that we can further maximise full time employment for those that want it.
When will these positions be implemented?
An Expression of interest for the positions is imminent and likely to be out on or around Monday 8 September 2014.
The EOI will remain open for approximately 1 week and then interviews will be held.
Those that are successful will be placed on the roster as permanent full time employees when the new change of season roster is implemented on 26 October 2014.
How did we manage to get more full time lines?
These full time lines are a direct result of the ASU fighting for them, without the Union and the members of the union these positions would not exist. With this in mind if you’re not a member don’t you think it’s time to get on board with the rest of your workmates and join?
How do I join?
You can view our website and join online at www.asuvic.org or complete the membership form on the rear of this bulletin and return to the ASU or Carolyn Cassar. It’s never been more important to be a member than it is now.