How ASU members can save at Xmas time

We know that COVID-19 and the economic recession have hit many families hard. Money is tight and budgets are stretched. Coming into Christmas and the holiday season, no one wants to be worried about how to afford everything – it’s a stress you just don’t need. But the ASU is here to help with our…

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Qantas Airports – Halfbaked restrucure

On 3 December, ASU representatives met with Qantas management to discuss the proposed restructure of Airports. Qantas continues to say skilled customer service professionals at Airports and Lounges will be made redundant, but it can’t answer basic questions about the new ‘innovations’ they say will replace them. Qantas struggled to answer basic questions about how…

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16 days of activism against violence

This week we mark 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence. We know that domestic and family violence has surged during the COVID-19 pandemic. While many of us may feel helpless knowing that violence is happening behind closed doors, there are ways we can provide support within the workplace to help end family and domestic violence…

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Virgin EBA – Vote Yes

Voting to formally finalise our Virgin Australia and ASU Guest Services and GCC Enterprise Agreement 2020 opens tomorrow, Friday 11 December. The proposed agreement now must be voted on by employees. ASU members have fought hard together and recommend voting YES. Well done to all ASU delegates and members for coming together and working hard to retain decent,…

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Auscript Update

As agreed between Auscript and the ASU and endorsed by ASU members; Commissioner Harper-Greenwell has issued a Recommendation (see on reverse side of this Bulletin) in relation to Audio Transcribers’ new training process and minimum wages. EA Bronze Level In future the EA Bronze level will be paid no less than the Clerks – Private Sector…

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Staff Shortages at Virgin

Virgin contacted the ASU late last week about Guest Services staff shortages. The Company did not anticipate reaching the number of hours of work that they currently have to cover until late 2021. For now, this is an issue that affects work in MEL, ADL & BNE but it could expand to other ports in…

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