ANAO Superannuation Audit

The Australian National Audit Office (ANAO) is currently seeking the views of ASU members to gauge the effectiveness of the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in ensuring employers comply with their Superannuation Guarantee obligation payments to employees.. There are many instances when employers fail to make regular payments, and put members’ entitlements at risk. For example,…

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Qantas: We need commitment on local jobs

The Australian Services Union slammed Qantas for creating new call centre positions in New Zealand when its Melbourne call centre operations are set to close mid next year. ASU Victorian Assistant Branch Secretary, David Leydon, said that the union has sought transparency from the company throughout the process but that this shows that Qantas is…

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Don’t take our annual leave Virgin

That is the key message members are giving us about the recent email from Virgin Australia saying that team members around the country have “wrongly” been credited annual leave and they are taking it back. Back in March 2014 a payroll reconfiguration saw annual leave deducted from hundreds of staff – this was quickly reversed…

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ASU to protest offshoring jobs at Qantas AGM

The Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector branch will protest at the Qantas AGM in Melbourne tomorrow, calling on the company to reverse its decision to offshore call centre jobs to New Zealand. ASU Victorian Branch Secretary Ingrid Stitt said that over 500 Victorian ground staff and support roles have been made redundant since February…

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