Fair Work Commission Approves Menzies EBA

We are pleased to advise that the Fair Work Commission approved the Menzies Aviation (Sydney and Melbourne) Customer Service Agreement 2014 on 8th May 2015. The EBA comes into operation on 15th May 2015 and it expires on 31 January 2017. The EBA contains pay rise of 3% from 1 July 2014 and 3.5% from…

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Annual leave at Virgin

Virgin has recently informed staff that they must take annual leave balances in excess of one year.  While the company can direct team members to take annual leave, this request must be reasonable. Under Virgin policy and the EBA, accrued leave should be taken within 12 months of it being accrued.  The EBA also provides…

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Dnata – We deserve better consultation

Late on Monday 4th May 2015 Dnata sent out a communication to all staff seeking expressions of interest to participate in a range of programs to reduce costs and restructure. Your ASU delegates had an EBA meeting scheduled with the company on 5th May 2015 and we immediately raised the expressions of interest process and…

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ASU Welcomes Long Service Inquiry

The inquiry by the State Government as to whether long service entitlements could accrue as people change jobs was welcomed today by ASU Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt. “Gone are the days of people staying in the same job, or even the same organisation for life. People now change employment much more rapidly and…

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Qantas March results show higher domestic yields

The Cricket World Cup again proved a boon to Qantas in March, helping to strongly push up domestic yields as higher passenger loads also buoyed international yields. The airline said Qantas International and Jetstar International reported a “strong improvement’’ in revenue per available seat kilometre. March passenger numbers at Qantas International were up 7.6 per…

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StarTrack – Introducing Sonja Griffin

The ASU is pleased to introduce Sonja Griffin. Sonja has agreed to come on board as a new ASU delegate at Startrack. If you are experiencing issues in the workplace or just have questions about work related matters, you may seek advice and support from Sonja. To break the ice, ASU Organiser for Startrack Andy…

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Dnata – Marking time is not good enough

Toll Dnata Ramp and Cargo staff had already overwhelmingly voted against the company’s proposal for an inferior enterprise bargaining deal when your ASU representatives met with the company and TWU negotiators in Sydney on 31 March 2015. In fact 82.8% of those who voted – voted “NO” to the proposal – a resounding result in…

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Startrack staff give EBA thumbs up

Startrack staff have voted comprehensively to endorse the Startrack Customer Service Centre and Clerical Enterprise Agreement negotiated by ASU. Over 70% of staff who were eligible to vote about the agreement cast a vote and of those 98% voted in favour of the ASU recommended deal. This is an outstanding result and congratulations must go…

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