Armaguard announce redundancies

Armaguard announce redundancies Today the ASU received an email from Armaguard Linfox advising that the business was announcing redundancies amongst several staff. This was the first time this issue had been raised and quite frankly came as a shock, it was only yesterday that we were advised that Armaguard was about to transition from the current…

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Our plan to protect your job in the COVID-19 recovery

Our plan to protect your job in the COVID-19 recovery Last night hundreds of ASU members who work in aviation around Australia met online and unanimously voted to campaign for AviationKeeper – an industry wide Government funding package to support the Australian aviation industry get through the COVID-19 recovery. Can you sign the petition calling on…

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Update and ASU Visit for HelloWorld/Viva

Update and ASU Visit for HelloWorld/Viva These last few months have been unprecedented and difficult for us all. Unfortunately this is not business as usual. But we want to make sure that you know we will be by your side every step of the way. Over the next week many at HelloWorld and Viva are…

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Jetstar Meeting – Update for members

Jetstar Meeting – Update for members Our Union met with Senior Jetstar Management yesterday via a national teleconference to discuss and go over a number of issues including the following: Rosters & Resourcing, Increase in domestic operations, Fly Well Program   Rostering & Resourcing Over the past few weeks we have had several members contact…

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Fix JobKeeper

Fix JobKeeper I work for Dnata at Melbourne Airport. I work with some of the most amazingly hard-working staff, who are the backbone to a smooth handing of travellers from check-in to boarding and from disembarkation to baggage collection. Recently, over 5,500 of my colleagues were excluded from accessing JobKeeper payments because the Morrison Government altered…

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ASU Members at Menzies say No to pay freeze

ASU members have overwhelming opposed the Menzies Aviation’s proposal to freeze your pay until 1 January 2020. At the members meeting on 2 June 2020, ASU members resolved to write to the company to reject the proposed pay freeze. Instead of attacks on pay and conditions, ASU members want to work with the company to…

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Maurice Blackburn Members Meeting Next Week

Maurice Blackburn Members Meeting Next Week From our last EBA bulletin you are no doubt aware that Maurice Blackburn has now withdrawn the previous Offer (the Offer) to employees originally tabled in December 2019. Maurice Blackburn advises this is due to COVID-19 and the financial uncertainty brought with it. Maurice Blackburn have indicated there are…

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Important ASU Bulletin, New Contracts

Important ASU Bulletin, New Contracts ASU members at Serco’s Services Australia contracts have been offered new fixed term contracts. Previously, the ASU has had concerns that Serco used “permanent casuals” to try and avoid employee entitlements. Serco now appears to be asking casual employees to accept Fixed Term Contracts, ending in August 2021. The ASU…

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New ASU Organiser

New ASU Organiser My name is Victor Jose and I’d like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as your new ASU Organiser. Like most unions do from time to time, we at the ASU have had a reshuffle of Organising rounds and I have recently taken the role from Cassie Farley. I recently met…

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EBA update and the taking of annual leave

EBA update and the taking of annual leave Members will recall that in the 8th of April Newsletter we informed you that MB management had withdrawn the December 2019 EBA and Wage Offer (Offer) and delayed the EBA negotiations for some 5 weeks because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to see if the situation was…

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Singapore Airlines Bargaining Update

Singapore Airlines Bargaining Update After wasting 3 weeks on Appendix D, Singapore Management needs to get serious about negotiating a new EBA. The ASU’s bargaining representatives met with Singapore Airlines management on Thursday, 28 May 2020. Finally! Singapore Airlines has confirmed that Appendix D is off the table. Thanks to all the ASU members whose…

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