Virgin – No Time For Slowing Down

At our latest meeting on 2nd September 2013 about a new Ground Staff Agreement the company tabled a preliminary proposal about a new classification structure for Guest Services and Pit Crew. This development is a good start but their proposal is far from final with crucial information about the money on offer, how staff progress…

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Jetstar – EBA 5 negotiations commence

Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) met with Jetstar management in Melbourne on 18th September 2013 to start negotiations for the ASU Jetstar EBA 5. Your NNT provided our endorsed ASU claim to management and then gave an overview of what we are seeking in these negotiations. We also provided the company reps with some…

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Qantas Holidays – A settlement offer to recommend

Your ASU Qantas Holidays National Negotiating Team (NNT) met with company representatives in Sydney on 25 September 2013, and we are pleased to report that we now have an agreement we can recommend to members for the settlement of our Qantas Holidays EBA 2. What’s being recommended? The settlement proposal is quite detailed and we…

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Virgin – Time to step up the pace

Your ASU National Negotiating Team’s last meeting with the company reps was on 26th September 2013. At this meeting the company built on the work from the last meeting and tabled more details about their proposed classification structure for Guest Services and Pit Crew. The material was not complete and we are still waiting for…

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Virgin – Still a way to go

Your ASU National Negotiating Team’s last meeting with the company reps was on 26th September 2013. At this meeting the company built on the work from the last meeting and tabled more details about their proposed classification structure for Guest Services and Pit Crew. The material was not complete and we are still waiting for…

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All our claims tabled for the Jetstar EBA 5

At our 2nd meeting with Jetstar management on 8th October 2013 we tabled all our remaining detailed claims as follows: Claim 2 – Include all EBA conditions that are currently in side letters in EBA 5 Claim 4 – Provide for conversion for part time workers to full time Claim 5 – Ensure job security…

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ASU members endorse Qantas Holidays EBA 2 deal

After participating in workplace meetings across Australia, ASU members at Qantas Holidays have overwhelmingly voted to endorse the ASU Qantas Holidays EBA 2 deal negotiated and recommended by the ASU’s Qantas Holidays National Negotiating Team. The ASU has advised JTG management of these results and the following is the timetable for the formal consideration and…

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Qantas EBA – Fair Work Commission Approves EBA 10

Today the Fair Work Commission approved ASU/Qantas EBA 10. Two employee bargaining reps from Brisbane Airport appeared at the Fair Work Commission representing their own interests to oppose the approval of the agreement. These two employees argued that certain part time conditions in the EBA indirectly discriminated against them. Both the ASU and Qantas submitted…

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Emirates Airlines Negotiations for the next EBA Begin

Representatives of the ASU met with Emirates management Wednesday 23rd and Thursday 24th October 2013 to begin negotiations for the next Enterprise Agreement to replace the Emirates Enterprise Agreement 2011. Log of claims The ASU presented the Log of Claims to management. The ASU log of claims has been endorsed by the members employed at…

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Malaysia Airlines EBA – Your time to decide

Malaysia Airlines management has now distributed a draft agreement for staff to consider. The ASU understands that most members feel this process has gone on too long, and just want it done. Whilst we are disappointed that management has continued to refuse to provide protections for, and limits on, casual staff, it is important that…

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