Qantas History repeats, repeats, repeats!!!!

Today Qantas has made the extraordinary announcement that they intend to centralise ALL of the resource planning for each airport to Mascot. They have announced that all Resource Coordinators will be made redundant unless they want to apply for a new position that would be located in Sydney. Short sighted decision. In our view this…

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Women deserve super too!

New report reveals retirement is not so super for women. Following two major ASU surveys about retirement security, what we learned demanded further study and the search for solutions. Today we are proud to launch the report: “Not So Super, For Women: Superannuation and Women’s Retirement Outcomes”, in collaboration with progressive think tank Per Capita.…

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Time to send a message to VA management

Your ASU negotiating team met with management again on 25 July 2017. We discussed a range of matters including: Making sure the workplace consultative committee works fairly Ensuring that the job selection process used by VA for promotions and progression is fair Enshrining a procedure to make sure annual leave applications are dealt with promptly…

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Qantas National Airports Meeting

Your ASU representatives met with Qantas management on Monday the 17th of July for a meeting of the Airports National Rostering Committee, and to discuss work health & safety and payroll issues. Rostering Proof of Concept As well as the national meeting on Monday, the ASU has had a number of local discussions to work…

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Staff reject Emirates’ offer

All the way through bargaining Emirates has taken a hard-line on all proposals put forward by employee representatives. From mid-2016, the ASU has tried to renegotiate the 2014 Agreement with Management on behalf of ASU members. In consultation with you and other bargaining reps, we put a comprehensive list of claims to Emirates. Emirates’ was…

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ASU says Vote NO at Emirates!

Emirates will roll the dice and put an inferior Agreement out to vote. Your Union and bargaining representatives met with Emirates on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 to talk through Emirates’ draft replacement Agreement. The low pay offer was not discussed further, however Emirates has been put on notice about significant anomalies in their proposal. Earlier…

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Virgin EBA Update

URGENT: We’ve just been informed that a TWU EBA survey has been sent to all Virgin ground services staff in error. ASU members will have received the ASU survey earlier this year, with our log of claims presented to the company all the way back in February. To clarify, you don’t need to complete this…

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Virgin wants to cut your take home pay!

Bargaining update Your ASU representatives have finally received a list of changes that Virgin wants to make to the enterprise agreement. It’s not pretty. Virgin wants to cut employees’ take home pay by making the following changes: Increase the spread of hours from 0700 – 1800 to 0600 – 1800 This means employees would lose…

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StarTrack EBA Bargaining to Commence!

ASU officials met with Startrack Express managers on June 2 2017 in Melbourne to discuss commencing negotiations for a new EBA. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes soon. What is the first step? Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) The Fair Work Act requires Startrack to provide all employees who are to be covered…

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