EBA 2015 Negotiations commence at Singapore Airlines

The Singapore Airlines Enterprise Agreement 2013 (Incorporating Singapore Airlines Cargo) expires on 31st March 2015. Singapore Airlines has circulated the Notice of employee representational rights.  This Notice sets out some of the rights of employees during the bargaining process.  In the Notice you will see that you are entitled to appoint a bargaining representative to…

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ASU @ Helloworld – the union representing you

Staff at Helloworld have the opportunity to negotiate a new agreement in 2015. The new agreement will cover all wages and conditions, like sick leave, annual leave and your pay rise. The Australian Services Union (ASU) has negotiated many agreements across the travel and airline industry including your previous agreement, and for companies like Qantas…

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What is going on at Malaysia Airlines?

ASU members have raised concerns with processes unfolding across Malaysia Airlines Australia which could have a significant effect on their futures without any real explanation. The ASU met nationally with Malaysia Airlines Tuesday 13th January 2015 regarding the Talent Review Program and the accompanying questionnaire. The ASU sought answers from Malaysia Airlines, Australian management regarding:…

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Rex – The ASU recommends to vote NO

Why the ASU recommends a NO Vote? The ASU is recommending a NO vote because we believe the proposed Agreement should: Give employees more than CPI per year wage increases; Rex has proposed the gift share scheme and the profit share scheme but without the minimum payment of 2% this will mean that in a…

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Jetstar Negotiations grind on

Your Jetstar National Negotiating Team (NNT) met with the company again on 10th December 2014 and we had a long in-depth discussion on their current offer to settle the EBA. There are still a lot of issues that are outstanding that need Jetstar to change their position on or clarify. Outstanding is: Proper classification of…

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SMCT – Rollover not in Employees Interests

The “Challenges” At the last two meetings Management has spoken of “challenges” facing SMCT. Supposedly these include a decline in religious participation and competition from private providers, including Invocare. Employee reps and the ASU would like to reassure employees. There is no evidence that the current Labor Government has any plans to deregulate the Victorian…

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Virgin Payroll Review Update

Your ASU representatives met with the company on 1 December to discuss the recent payroll review and to table the petition signed by so many Virgin staff members. The ASU strongly believes that Virgin should not deduct incorrectly credited annual leave from team members.  Incorrect leave balances have occurred due to company errors, yet Virgin…

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Dnata to buyout Toll

Today you would have received an email from Daniela Marsilli outlining Dnata’s decision to buy out Toll’s share of the business making the company 100% owned by Dnata. In the communication Daniela stated; “Toll Group and dnata have reached an agreement that will see dnata acquire Toll’s 50 per cent share in the company. This…

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Toll Dnata not taking employees seriously

On Thursday 20 November your representatives again met with the company to continue the EBA negotiations. As outlined at our recent members meetings it was our expectation that the company would take seriously the compromise position put by your negotiating team. This significant compromise by the Unions in the interest of trying to reach an…

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Qantas International Announcment

Ever since Qantas announced the creation of a new Qantas international entity when they announced the company results, Qantas unions have been seeking clarification about whether the new company would be an employing entity and whether it would affect the terms and conditions of existing employees’ working in the Qantas international business. The ACTU on…

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