Emirates – Vote NO

During the EBA negotiations held on Wednesday 28 August that was mediated by the Fair Work Commission Emirates said that they intended to put the EBA (that was previously overwhelmingly rejected by employees) out again to be voting on.  Emirates say that they’ll put the EBA out from Friday 5 September until Thursday 11 September.  The ASU…

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ASU: poor management behind record QANTAS loss

The Australian Services Union has accused Qantas management of driving Australia’s national airline into the ground following a $2.84 billion loss statement announced this morning. ASU Victorian Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, says the current board’s position in support of Alan Joyce’s plans for the airline is untenable, and that Qantas management needs a plan for…

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Jetstar – it’s time for conversions

The ASU has commenced discussions for conversions from Part time to full time at Melbourne airport. As you would be aware the ASU initially put forward an EBA claim for some additional full time lines in various locations.  However, due to the elongated negotiations since the Qantas groups decision to slash 5000 jobs and freeze…

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Coles: Where are the jobs going?

Fairfax media has reported today that Coles plans to cut between 500 and 600 jobs from its head office in Melbourne tomorrow as part of a renewed efficiency drive. ASU Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, received no notification from the company, but says that if it is accurate, the union will seek information from Coles about…

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Coles to slash over 400 jobs?

After much speculation, Coles has today confirmed with the Australian Services Union the parameters of its massive restructure this morning in its Tooronga offices in Melbourne. ASU Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, says that she is glad that jobs will not be offshored but still maintains that job losses of this magnitude is deeply worrying in…

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