RACV – Annualised Hours Dispute

As mentioned in our last newsletter, Commissioner Roe at the Fair Work Commission made a ruling that asked the parties to provide a series of written submissions by certain dates throughout early and mid September. Then final hearing dates for the arbitration of this dispute have been set down for late September. The schedule the…

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Emirates EBA Still Not Right – VOTE NO

Emirates employees will now have the Enterprise Agreement for voting on from the 12th to 18th September 2014. The ASU/ALAEA understands that while the voting process has not gone as smoothly as it should have it is of the utmost importance that the proposed enterprise agreement is scrutinised, and the pitfalls and shortfalls of the…

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Qantas Telesales Update – EOIs and Assistance

ASU delegates and officials met with Qantas management for another update on Friday 12 September 2014 in Melbourne. We discussed a range of issues including the update on the EOI numbers, Hobart recruitment, training, career transition support, the redeployment process, and Melbourne – Brisbane transfers. The company is putting in place a range of career…

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Target EBA Approved

This week the new Enterprise Agreement was approved. Congratulations are in order, albeit subdued congratulations. Subdued because whilst a new agreement is going to be implemented it comes at a time of great uncertainty for employees at Target as we continue through the current redundancy process. Some of our people have left already or are…

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What are my redundancy rights?

The ASU receives many enquiries from members who are facing the prospect of being made redundant (or retrenched). Being retrenched can be a very unpleasant process which can be emotionally and psychologically draining but the ASU can assist you in dealing with a redundancy and whether it is being or has been done an appropriate…

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Update: New bullying legislation

Since 1 January 2014 the Fair Work Commission, under new legislation introduced by the former Gillard Government, has been able to deal with complaints regarding bullying at the workplace. The powers of the Commission enable it to conciliate between the parties. If that cannot be achieved, it can then make necessary orders in relation to…

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Compulsory medical examinations at work

The ASU has recently had a number of enquiries from members being forced to attend medical examinations conducted by a medical practitioner of the employer’s choice. Some employers have also sought more detailed information from the employee’s medical practitioner regarding the nature of the employee’s sick leave. The particular issues raised have been different depending…

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