Qantas Telesales Update – EOIs and Assistance

ASU delegates and officials met with Qantas management for another update on Friday 12 September 2014 in Melbourne. We discussed a range of issues including the update on the EOI numbers, Hobart recruitment, training, career transition support, the redeployment process, and Melbourne – Brisbane transfers. The company is putting in place a range of career…

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Emirates EBA Still Not Right – VOTE NO

Emirates employees will now have the Enterprise Agreement for voting on from the 12th to 18th September 2014. The ASU/ALAEA understands that while the voting process has not gone as smoothly as it should have it is of the utmost importance that the proposed enterprise agreement is scrutinised, and the pitfalls and shortfalls of the…

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RACV – Annualised Hours Dispute

As mentioned in our last newsletter, Commissioner Roe at the Fair Work Commission made a ruling that asked the parties to provide a series of written submissions by certain dates throughout early and mid September. Then final hearing dates for the arbitration of this dispute have been set down for late September. The schedule the…

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Coles to slash over 400 jobs?

After much speculation, Coles has today confirmed with the Australian Services Union the parameters of its massive restructure this morning in its Tooronga offices in Melbourne. ASU Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, says that she is glad that jobs will not be offshored but still maintains that job losses of this magnitude is deeply worrying in…

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Coles: Where are the jobs going?

Fairfax media has reported today that Coles plans to cut between 500 and 600 jobs from its head office in Melbourne tomorrow as part of a renewed efficiency drive. ASU Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, received no notification from the company, but says that if it is accurate, the union will seek information from Coles about…

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