Cloudbreak – Why should I join the ASU?

The ASU is the largest Union in the airline industry, we represent members at all Airlines, Ground Handling companies and contractors to the aviation industry throughout Australia. We represent large numbers of members at places such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Toll Dnata and Menzies as well as most of the overseas carriers such as Emirates,…

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It’s time to hear from Qantas…

Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) tabled all our remaining detailed claims for EBA 10 at our second negotiation meeting with Qantas management on 10th April 2013. Now “the ball is in management’s court” as they must respond comprehensively to our claims and also disclose what claims or changes the company wants from this round…

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Malaysia Airlines – Negotiations to continue for next EBA

Your negotiating team will next meet with Malaysia Airlines management on Thursday 2 May 2013 for further negotiations on the wage increases for the next Agreement. Also on the agenda will be the bargaining team’s response to the consolidation of the current Agreement with the Overseas Airlines Award into a comprehensive Enterprise Agreement. The ASU’s…

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Qantas tables “cuts” agenda

The third Qantas EBA 10 meeting took place on 23rd April 2013 and for the first time we received an indication of what Qantas wants from EBA 10 and we also received preliminary responses to some of our claims. More casuals and temps front & centre Qantas main claims are targeted at undermining our job…

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Qantas Holidays negotiations kick off

The negotiations for the Qantas Holidays EBA 2 started with a m eeting in Melbourne on 23rd May 2013 between the ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) and Qantas Holidays/Jetset Travelworld Group management. After surveying staff your representatives formulated a claim which was then endorsed by ASU members, your NNT provided the company with that endorsed…

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GMHBA – Happy pay rise!

GMHBA employees are due for a pay rise! As of the 1st July you will receive a 3.5% pay increase. You’ll get it again next year and it’s all due to the terms and conditions of your enterprise agreement (EA) negotiated on behalf of union members by the Australian Services Union (ASU). Given it’s pay…

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Virgin – Time to Pick Up the Pace

Our third meeting about a new Ground Staff agreement post the agreement vote down in May 2013 was held on 29th July 2013. Both Virgin management and representatives of the Pit Crew union, the TWU were in attendance. Apart from the annual leave loading news, which we reported separately in our bulletin on 30th July…

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