Antoher restructure, Shame Qantas!

Qantas has announced a major restructure of its airport operations. So far we know that this affects sales, ticketing and baggage desks at all Australian Airports, and the MOCO function at Sydney Airport. We know that Qantas intends to make the following changes: abolishing the service desk (including for premium and frequent flyers) and sales…

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Menzies – 2021 Leave arrangements & rostering

Your ASU representatives met with Menzies management on Friday afternoon to discuss the Annual Leave process for 2021 and rostering arrangements, particularly changes within 7 days of a shift. Annual Leave 2021 The ASU expressed concern that this announcement was made without any consultation with the union or staff.  Menzies has now committed to a…

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Slaters COVID Update

ASU Delegates and Officials met with Slater & Gordon Management in our bi-monthly Joint Consultative Committee. The focus of the meeting was centred around COVID-19 related matters. Slater & Gordon Management presented details of their COVID Safe planning and advised that they had 12 plans in total covering all of the Firm’s offices nationally. The…

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Jetstar rostering update

We’ve called on Jetstar to adopt a set of measures to fix front of house (FOH) rostering and make it fair! ASU delegates and organisers met with Jetstar on Friday 6 and Tuesday, 10 November to hear their response to measures. At the last meeting on Tuesday, Jetstar responded to our concerns about recalling FOH…

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ASU members endorse Virgin EBA

Last night ASU members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the ASU endorsing the proposed Virgin Australia and ASU Guest Services and GCC Enterprise Agreement. We expect that the technical process of a vote of all Guest Services and GCC employees will begin in the next week or so. Don’t forget where we started in these…

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RACV getting ready to bargain

Last night the ASU held a whole of RACV Meeting to discuss some major developments at RACV. The ASU discussed with employees an MOU between the Union and RACV which we have embarked on instead of re-negotiating the Enterprise Agreements when they expired mid last year. The MOU recognises the tumultuous period we are in,…

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Serco agrees to classification review

The ASU recently met with Serco Representatives to raise our concerns regarding the pay and classification of PAL employees. The ASU raised the concerns shared with us by Union members that the workload and work type that employees are asked to perform could not be fairly Classified as Level 1 on the Contract Call Centre…

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dnata catering announces redundancies

Our Union Delegates and Organisers had a national hook-up with senior dnata Catering executives late yesterday to progress the EOI’s and redundancy matters that have been ongoing now for way to long. The latest progress and updates are as follows:. Group 1 – Operational Staff (ASU covered positions) Dnata Catering is ready to go ahead…

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Qantas outsources ground ops

Qantas has announced that it will outsource below wing work (ramp, baggage and aircraft presentation) at 10 Australian airports. We understand that Qantas considered a TWU-led in-house bid, but rejected that proposal because it did not offer enough cost-savings to the company. We stand in solidarity with all workers affected by this shocking decision. The…

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