More Pain for Target Geelong Workforce

The Australian Services Union has condemned the decision to axe another 23 jobs from its North Geelong head office, after having made over 250 workers redundant just over a year ago. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that today is a sad and difficult time for the workers and their families who…

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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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Menzies update: Meal breaks during overtime

The ASU has once again requested that a hearing be held at the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to resolve the back pay claim for meal breaks during overtime. Unfortunately, after a series of meetings and discussions with the company, Menzies has failed to put forward an adequate offer which recognises the entitlements of…

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Menzies Update

Meal break during overtime After months of negotiations and hearings at the Fair Work Commission, Menzies have finally written to staff to confirm they will provide time in lieu for those who weren’t previously provided with a meal break during overtime shifts.  This position was agreed to between the ASU and Menzies, and recommended by…

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Menzies Rostering Committee EOI

Expressions of Interest for the PAX Rostering Committee are now open. Menzies are currently seeking expressions of interest for Menzies employees who wish to join the PAX Rostering Committee. Rostering committee members will need to be available for rostering meetings once a month for a minimum of 2 hours, and for up to 8 hours…

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Menzies puts their response

After the fourth meeting for your new EBA on Friday 11th July, your delegates have now put your claims on the table and received all of the company’s claims. What has been said about your claims? The ASU has tabled all of your claims, and we’ve presented additional detail about how we see a rostering…

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Menzies Paid Meal Break During Overtime

The ASU is currently investigating a potential back pay claim for the underpayment of meal breaks during overtime shifts. We are currently assessing the extent of the claim and ask that members provide us with additional information to assist with the process. If you believe that you may be owed money the ASU will assist…

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Menzies Enterprise Agreement Update

After months of delays at the Fair Work Commission Menzies has decided to withdraw your enterprise agreement from the approval process.  The ASU have received a commitment from the company that they will honour the backpay and bonus for staff, and will now focus on securing a new longer term EBA (which was due to…

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Menzies EBA Update – First Bargaining Meeting

Your negotiating team met with management representatives in Sydney on Friday 1 June. Your negotiating team presented the ASU log of claims to management. They told management that ASU members want: Better wages and conditions Improved rosters Fairness in annual leave A safe workplace for all employees And more! You can download the log of…

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