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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Virgin – Jobshare policy discussions underway

Over the past few months Virgin management have been conducting consultations with ground crew jobshare employees at airports about how a new jobshare policy might operate. Jobshare was raised in our enterprise agreement discussions and the company committed to looking at the policy and working to improve it, not only for current jobsharers but for…

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Menzies Customer Service Agreement voted up

Voting for the ASU’s Menzies Aviation (Sydney and Melbourne) Customer Service Enterprise Agreement 2014 closed on 2nd April 2015 and we are pleased to advise that it was overwhelmingly endorsed by customer service staff in Sydney and Melbourne with 98.8% of staff who voted in the ballot voting to approve the agreement. This is an…

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Babies, bosses and big workplace changes

Laws that benefit women in the workplace need to be strengthened so that female staff are less dependent on an employer’s whim. Not too many people will be surprised by Tony Abbott’s decision to ditch his signature policy on paid parental leave. It was an unpopular policy that seemed to disproportionately favour women who needed…

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TABCORP EBA Negotiations to commence

The Tabcorp – ASU On Course and Special Events EBA is due to be renegotiated and as always the ASU is seeking your feedback on the issues important to you. The current agreement expires at the end of June this year and the ASU is keen to get started on renegotiations on your behalf. We…

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ASU Jetstar EBA 5 voted up

Jetstar staff have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the ASU EBA 5 deal negotiated and recommended by the ASU’s Jetstar National Negotiating Team. The external company conducting the ballot, Elections Australia Pty Ltd, today declared that ASU EBA 5 has been approved by the majority of staff. 84.87% of staff who voted, voted in favour of the Agreement A big thank…

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ASU Members at Menzies Endorse EBA – vote YES

ASU members at Menzies have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the EBA deal for staff at Sydney and Melbourne negotiated by the ASU’s National Negotiating Team, following workplace meetings explaining the offer. As a result the ASU is recommending the EBA to ASU members for their approval. The ASU has advised Menzies management that the deal…

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Telephone Sales Update

Following further representations to Qantas by the union, the ASU has received confirmation that Qantas will honour the 6 month exclusion period for staff who have been made redundant from Australian call centres who are seeking re-employment within the Qantas Group.  This comes after changes to Qantas group policy at the end of 2014 which…

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Jetstar – ASU Members Endorse EBA 5

It’s been an endurance event, but after lengthy negotiations we finally have an agreement which ASU members have endorsed in meetings across Australia. The proposed EBA provides a number of significant improvements in some important terms and conditions of our work. As ASU members now endorse the EBA we encourage all staff to vote ‘YES’…

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Reasonable hours of work and overtime

The ASU has been dealing with a number of enquiries regarding hours and reasonable overtime. The queries have mainly come from individuals who have an individual contract as part of their conditions of employment. Some of these employees on individual contracts are also not covered by either an Enterprise Agreement or Award usually because of…

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