ASU says Vote NO at Emirates!

Emirates will roll the dice and put an inferior Agreement out to vote. Your Union and bargaining representatives met with Emirates on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 to talk through Emirates’ draft replacement Agreement. The low pay offer was not discussed further, however Emirates has been put on notice about significant anomalies in their proposal. Earlier…

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Staff reject Emirates’ offer

All the way through bargaining Emirates has taken a hard-line on all proposals put forward by employee representatives. From mid-2016, the ASU has tried to renegotiate the 2014 Agreement with Management on behalf of ASU members. In consultation with you and other bargaining reps, we put a comprehensive list of claims to Emirates. Emirates’ was…

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Qantas National Airports Meeting

Your ASU representatives met with Qantas management on Monday the 17th of July for a meeting of the Airports National Rostering Committee, and to discuss work health & safety and payroll issues. Rostering Proof of Concept As well as the national meeting on Monday, the ASU has had a number of local discussions to work…

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Time to send a message to VA management

Your ASU negotiating team met with management again on 25 July 2017. We discussed a range of matters including: Making sure the workplace consultative committee works fairly Ensuring that the job selection process used by VA for promotions and progression is fair Enshrining a procedure to make sure annual leave applications are dealt with promptly…

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Women deserve super too!

New report reveals retirement is not so super for women. Following two major ASU surveys about retirement security, what we learned demanded further study and the search for solutions. Today we are proud to launch the report: “Not So Super, For Women: Superannuation and Women’s Retirement Outcomes”, in collaboration with progressive think tank Per Capita.…

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Qantas History repeats, repeats, repeats!!!!

Today Qantas has made the extraordinary announcement that they intend to centralise ALL of the resource planning for each airport to Mascot. They have announced that all Resource Coordinators will be made redundant unless they want to apply for a new position that would be located in Sydney. Short sighted decision. In our view this…

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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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Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017 Update

The Fair Work Commission has now held the approval hearing for the Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017. What did the ASU say to the Commission? At the hearing the ASU told the Commission that the agreement could not be approved as the Commission could not be satisfied that the agreement: Passed the pre-approval steps because Aerocare was confused about its…

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Jetstar EBA Bargaining to Commence!

ASU officers have been discussing commencing negotiations for a new EBA with Jetstar management. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes 30 September 2017. What is the first step? Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR). The Fair Work Act requires Jetstar to provide all employees who are to be covered by, or, proposed to be…

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