Minimum Award rates increase

Each year the Fair Work Commission reviews all the pay rates and allowance payments under all of the Awards and makes the adjustments as it deems necessary or fair. For 2015 all Award wages have been adjusted by 2.5% as well as the national minimum wage which is now $17.29 an hour. This is effective…

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Back to work from maternity or parental leave?

The ASU receives many queries and often participates in disputes around members returning to work from maternity leave who are seeking flexible working arrangements in order they can juggle work and family commitments. Under the Fair Work Act 2009 provisions exist to enable such employees to request flexible work arrangements which the employer can reject…

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New ASU Delegate at Jetstar Head Office

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Trent Rowe to the position of ASU delegate at Jetstar Head Office. Trent will be joining existing delegate Selinda Scott as your local union representatives. Your ASU delegates are able to assist you with any work related issues you may have now or in the future. Please join…

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Jetstar Carpark Update

On Tuesday 22 September your ASU delegates and officials met with senior representatives from the company about future car parking options for employees post the move to terminal 4. As you are no doubt aware this is a very hot topic amongst all of your workmates and we raised a multitude of concerns about the…

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Thai Airways back at the table

In recent days the ASU has been in discussions with Thai Airways about your expired enterprise agreement, and obtaining pay increases for staff. These negotiations have not concluded, and issues remain unresolved. Thai Airways has announced that it is offering staff a one-off 2% pay rise, backdated to January 2015, but no pay rise for…

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