ASU to fight Salmat jobs

The Australian Services Union has today called on Transurban to stand by Australian workers as its call centre supplier, Salmat announced it will axe around 50 jobs from its call centre in Melbourne and offshoring jobs to Manila. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that the move by Salmat was simply unconscionable…

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Dnata Ramp & Cargo – ASU Recommends New EBA

Your new EBA is ready for you to vote on and the ASU is strongly recommending that you vote Yes. After lengthy negotiations your Delegates and the ASU believe that we have delivered the best possible deal that can be achieved under the current circumstances. We believe this EBA has significant improvements, delivers pay increases,…

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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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