ASU says Vote NO at Emirates!

Emirates will roll the dice and put an inferior Agreement out to vote. Your Union and bargaining representatives met with Emirates on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 to talk through Emirates’ draft replacement Agreement. The low pay offer was not discussed further, however Emirates has been put on notice about significant anomalies in their proposal. Earlier…

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ASU to fight Salmat jobs

The Australian Services Union has today called on Transurban to stand by Australian workers as its call centre supplier, Salmat announced it will axe around 50 jobs from its call centre in Melbourne and offshoring jobs to Manila. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that the move by Salmat was simply unconscionable…

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ASU to protest offshoring jobs at Qantas AGM

The Australian Services Union Victorian Private Sector branch will protest at the Qantas AGM in Melbourne tomorrow, calling on the company to reverse its decision to offshore call centre jobs to New Zealand. ASU Victorian Branch Secretary Ingrid Stitt said that over 500 Victorian ground staff and support roles have been made redundant since February…

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ASU update for QBT members

ASU update for QBT members Our union Organisers and Delegates from QBT met with Qantas management yesterday in order to commence the consultation process leading up to the gradual reduction of Qantas staff at QBT between now and March 2021. As you are aware, Qantas has decided that it will not renew the current LRA…

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ASU update from the Virgin / Tigerair Creditors Meeting

ASU update from the Virgin / Tigerair Creditors Meeting Yesterday was a big day – the ASU represented our members at the first Virgin Australia creditors’ meeting. The key outcomes of the meeting were: The administrators are currently in discussions with some potential buyers and are expecting a competitive bidding process There are no plans to…

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ASU update on continuation of minimal flying

ASU update on continuation of minimal flying ASU delegates and Organisers met with Jetstar ahead of their plans to communicate the continuation of flying schedules and a minimum viable network up to 3 July 2020. The ASU took the opportunity to raise ongoing concerns with the administration of JobKeeper payments over the 1st three fortnights…

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ASU update on Coronavirus

It has now been confirmed that a passenger travelling on Tiger Australia flight TT566 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast has tested positive for Coronavirus. The flight on 27 January landed at the Gold Coast at 8.00 p.m.  Overnight, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency with the viral novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV. Your union…

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ASU Virgin Group Update

By now, you should have received information about the first Virgin Australia creditors meeting from Deloitte, to your work email address. There are some important next steps in this process: Step 1: Proxy Forms We are asking that ASU members proxy to an ASU representative, Emeline Gaske, at the first creditor’s meeting. As individuals you…

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