GMHBA – Happy pay rise!

GMHBA employees are due for a pay rise! As of the 1st July you will receive a 3.5% pay increase. You’ll get it again next year and it’s all due to the terms and conditions of your enterprise agreement (EA) negotiated on behalf of union members by the Australian Services Union (ASU). Given it’s pay…

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Qantas Holidays negotiations kick off

The negotiations for the Qantas Holidays EBA 2 started with a m eeting in Melbourne on 23rd May 2013 between the ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) and Qantas Holidays/Jetset Travelworld Group management. After surveying staff your representatives formulated a claim which was then endorsed by ASU members, your NNT provided the company with that endorsed…

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Qantas tables “cuts” agenda

The third Qantas EBA 10 meeting took place on 23rd April 2013 and for the first time we received an indication of what Qantas wants from EBA 10 and we also received preliminary responses to some of our claims. More casuals and temps front & centre Qantas main claims are targeted at undermining our job…

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Malaysia Airlines – Negotiations to continue for next EBA

Your negotiating team will next meet with Malaysia Airlines management on Thursday 2 May 2013 for further negotiations on the wage increases for the next Agreement. Also on the agenda will be the bargaining team’s response to the consolidation of the current Agreement with the Overseas Airlines Award into a comprehensive Enterprise Agreement. The ASU’s…

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It’s time to hear from Qantas…

Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) tabled all our remaining detailed claims for EBA 10 at our second negotiation meeting with Qantas management on 10th April 2013. Now “the ball is in management’s court” as they must respond comprehensively to our claims and also disclose what claims or changes the company wants from this round…

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Cloudbreak – Why should I join the ASU?

The ASU is the largest Union in the airline industry, we represent members at all Airlines, Ground Handling companies and contractors to the aviation industry throughout Australia. We represent large numbers of members at places such as Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin, Toll Dnata and Menzies as well as most of the overseas carriers such as Emirates,…

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Qantas EBA 10 Negotiations Begin

The ASU Qantas EBA 10 National Negotiating Team (NNT) had our first negotiation meeting with Qantas management on 26th March in Sydney and we hit the ground running tabling 10 detailed claims and starting our discussions on our log of claims for ASU EBA 10. We gave the company representatives the following detailed clauses for…

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Qantas Courier – Not an EBA you can vote for

Qantas Courier has circulated a proposed EBA for employees to vote on. The ASU advises our members to vote ‘’NO’’. During bargaining the ASU team sought to negotiate the best outcome possible for employees at Qantas Courier. However the ASU believes that the terms and conditions in the proposed Qantas Courier Enterprise Agreement fall short…

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ASU members endorse Qantas EBA 10 Claim

ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU’s EBA 10 claim after attending meetings to discuss the recommendations from the ASU Qantas National delegates meeting in February 2013. The ASU claim was served formally on Qantas today. A number of ASU delegates across Qantas also provided the claim to their local management. What’s our…

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