Staff Shortages at Virgin

Virgin contacted the ASU late last week about Guest Services staff shortages. The Company did not anticipate reaching the number of hours of work that they currently have to cover until late 2021. For now, this is an issue that affects work in MEL, ADL & BNE but it could expand to other ports in…

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Auscript Update

As agreed between Auscript and the ASU and endorsed by ASU members; Commissioner Harper-Greenwell has issued a Recommendation (see on reverse side of this Bulletin) in relation to Audio Transcribers’ new training process and minimum wages. EA Bronze Level In future the EA Bronze level will be paid no less than the Clerks – Private Sector…

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Virgin EBA – Vote Yes

Voting to formally finalise our Virgin Australia and ASU Guest Services and GCC Enterprise Agreement 2020 opens tomorrow, Friday 11 December. The proposed agreement now must be voted on by employees. ASU members have fought hard together and recommend voting YES. Well done to all ASU delegates and members for coming together and working hard to retain decent,…

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16 days of activism against violence

This week we mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. We know that domestic and family violence has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of us may feel helpless knowing that violence is happening behind closed doors, there are ways we can provide support within the workplace to help end family and domestic violence…

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Qantas Airports – Halfbaked restrucure

On 3 December, ASU representatives met with Qantas management to discuss the proposed restructure of Airports. Qantas continues to say skilled customer service professionals at Airports and Lounges will be made redundant, but it can’t answer basic questions about the new ‘innovations’ they say will replace them. Qantas struggled to answer basic questions about how…

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How ASU members can save at Xmas time

We know that COVID-19 and the economic recession have hit many families hard. Money is tight and budgets are stretched. Coming into Christmas and the holiday season, no one wants to be worried about how to afford everything – it’s a stress you just don’t need. But the ASU is here to help with our…

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Qantas outsources ground ops

Qantas has announced that it will outsource below wing work (ramp, baggage and aircraft presentation) at 10 Australian airports. We understand that Qantas considered a TWU-led in-house bid, but rejected that proposal because it did not offer enough cost-savings to the company. We stand in solidarity with all workers affected by this shocking decision. The…

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dnata catering announces redundancies

Our Union Delegates and Organisers had a national hook-up with senior dnata Catering executives late yesterday to progress the EOI’s and redundancy matters that have been ongoing now for way to long. The latest progress and updates are as follows:. Group 1 – Operational Staff (ASU covered positions) Dnata Catering is ready to go ahead…

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Serco agrees to classification review

The ASU recently met with Serco Representatives to raise our concerns regarding the pay and classification of PAL employees. The ASU raised the concerns shared with us by Union members that the workload and work type that employees are asked to perform could not be fairly Classified as Level 1 on the Contract Call Centre…

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RACV getting ready to bargain

Last night the ASU held a whole of RACV Meeting to discuss some major developments at RACV. The ASU discussed with employees an MOU between the Union and RACV which we have embarked on instead of re-negotiating the Enterprise Agreements when they expired mid last year. The MOU recognises the tumultuous period we are in,…

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