Time to talk about EBA 11 negotiations

Since our last bulletin we have had 3 more meetings with the company – bringing our total number of meetings to 11. Our last meeting was on 21st July 2016 in Sydney. We have had some productive discussions about the issue of part time capping, jobshare, and flexible work agreements – we believe we have defined the problems, but not yet…

No progress yet on QF EBA 11

We’ve had 2 meetings with Qantas since our last bulletin – on 26th May and 1st June (these were our 7th and 8th meetings with the company). Things are moving at a glacial pace – probably expected when you consider that Qantas is all about a wage freeze. Qantas has not accepted any of our claims and seems unwilling at the moment…

Qantas say one thing & mean another

Your National Negotiating Team (NNT) have met twice with Qantas since our last bulletin, on 28th April and 11 May 2016. At our last meeting we finally talked about the wage freeze. Qantas says their key claim is the wage freeze. In their 2nd and 3rd Qantas bulletins to staff covered by the ASU EBA which were released on 10th and…

Qantas tables their claims

At our fourth EBA meeting on 14th April 2016 Qantas finally provided us with the issues they want to achieve out of this agreement negotiations. The company provided us with details of most of their claims which can be summarised as follows: 18 month wage freeze and 3% p.a. thereafter (when they say it starts and whether a lump sum…

ASU members say YES to Qantas EBA 11 claim

ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU’s EBA 11 claim after attending meetings across Australia to discuss the recommendations from the ASU Qantas National delegates meeting in February 2016. What’s our claim? ASU members endorsed a comprehensive claim which recognises that ASU members play a significant role in Qantas’ Operations and that they…

All systems go for Qantas EBA 11

Around 60 ASU delegates from all states and territories met in Melbourne on 3 February 2016 to commence preparations for bargaining in Qantas Airways, QCatering and QFIT. Almost 1000 responses for our EBA 11 survey were received and the results were considered in depth at our meeting. Delegates endorsed a recommendation for our ASU EBA…

Telephone Sales Update

Following further representations to Qantas by the union, the ASU has received confirmation that Qantas will honour the 6 month exclusion period for staff who have been made redundant from Australian call centres who are seeking re-employment within the Qantas Group.  This comes after changes to Qantas group policy at the end of 2014 which…