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You can be forgiven for missing this fantastic news during #Budget2017 because it was not announced with any fanfare by Treasurer Scott Morrison or the Minister for Social Services Christian Porter. The Federal Government’s long drawn out war to whittle away Australia’s modest paid parental leave scheme is over, for…
On the 18 May representatives from the ASU in Victoria, together with ASU members and delegates from Dnata, gave evidence at a Senate Committee hearing into Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act in Melbourne. We did this because Dnata’s recent actions in seeking to avoid current wages and conditions…
"Workplace discrimination - it's not on" is our simple message in a new poster for workplace noticeboards and a meme for social sharing. >> Download and print the ASU poster for your workplace (1.18 MB) Sometimes, all that's needed to stop discrimination in its tracks is a public display making…
This morning lawyers for Dnata wrote to the Fair Work Commission and withdrew the application for the AHSA EBA. This is a major victory not only for the entire Dnata workforce but for the entire aviation industry. This major win is testament to the strong collective rejection of the company’s…
Tonight the Federal Government handed down a budget that entrenches inequality at the same time as rewarding corporations. The message from Canberra is clear: Don’t be poor. Don’t be unemployed. Don’t be vulnerable. This Budget attacks those in our community who need the most support. The proposed changes to welfare…
Aerocare agreement for some staff is now at the Fair Work Commission for approval. The Commission has to make sure the agreement complies with the Fair Work Act before the agreement can take effect. Most importantly the Commission makes sure it passes the better off overall test, and to do…
The ACTU welcomes the fantastic news today that Energy Australia has joined AGL and Engie to provide opportunities for retrenched Hazelwood (VIC) workers to continue working in the power industry as part of the Latrobe Valley Worker Transfer Scheme. The scheme is already in action, with workers from Hazelwood starting…
Your ASU delegates met with Virgin management on Thursday 20 April 2017 to progress negotiations for your new enterprise agreement. We finally heard from management a bit about the changes they want in the new agreement, including: More variable shift lengths (maybe 10 hours one day, 6 hours the next,…
Aerocare today said that their EBA was approved by a majority of employees entitled to a vote – but was it? A significant part of the workforce – i.e. casual employees did not get a vote at all. That is not fair, that is not reasonable. Aerocare say that the…
As predicted, Aerocare management have decided to put their substandard agreement out to vote without any further negotiation or discussion. We have had 3 meetings with the company – these discussions have hardly been protracted! We recommend voting “NO” to this agreement when voting starts on 15th April 2017. This…
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