Target cuts 23 jobs at Geelong head office

RETAILER Target has cut 23 jobs from its head office in the Victorian city of Geelong, just over a year after making more than 250 employees redundant. The Australian Services Union said Target intended to outsource a number of functions and refused to confirm or deny whether the outsourced jobs would be offshore. ASU Victorian…

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Target sacks more Geelong workers

TARGET has sacked 23 workers at its Geelong office in the latest jobs blow to the city. The jobs will go on the banking and finance section, the Australian Services Union said. The jobs will be outsourced to Accenture, but there was no guarantees the jobs will not go offshore. It comes after 260 Target…

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Emirates – Progress made at the FWC

The ASU/ALAEA, delegates and officials and Emirates management attended the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on Thursday 14 August. The ASU/ALAEA had asked the FWC to assist the parties in finalizing a fair and equitable Enterprise Agreement for the next three years. How the FWC helped Commissioner Cribb from the Fair Work Commission heard from the…

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It’s all happening at Jetstar

Over the past few weeks the ASU Jetstar National Negotiating Team (NNT) has met with Company representatives four times about a range of issues including the payroll review phase 2, the work being done on a new rostering system (Groundstar) and the Company’s position on recommencing our EBA 5 negotiations. Our last meeting was on…

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Qantas – More redundancies on the way at Airports

Roster Optimisation and Redundancies on the way at Airports ASU delegates and officials met with Qantas airport management in Sydney on 19th August 2014 for a discussion about the Company’s roster optimisation work and decisions in relation to the acceptance of the Expressions of Interest (“EOIs”) in redundancy from customer service staff at airports.  As…

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Qantas – QBT Dispute lodged with Fair Work

Yesterday the Australian Services Union notified a dispute with Fair Work Australia because of concerns about the performance Management & Productivity scheme at QBT. We have done this because despite the union’s attempts to raise concerns with the proposed scheme,  JTG management have seen fit to roll out this scheme including performance management measures for…

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Toll Dnata Passenger – Bargaining Continues

Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) met again with Toll Dnata representatives in Sydney on 12th August 2014 for our 3rd negotiation meeting. What we talked about A significant amount of the meeting was spent talking through the Toll Dnata claims and getting clarity on what they are seeking exactly. It has also become increasingly…

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Startrack Enterprise Agreement Update

On 21 August 2014, the ASU National Negotiating team met with StarTrack management for further discussions about the new Enterprise Agreement. These discussions were very productive and we have agreed that the AAE Retail Agreement should form the basis of the new Agreement. AAE Retail or the Clerks Award   There has been some difference in…

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