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At the most recent NCC meeting on 19 June with the company, the ASU was told about plans to launch “Care Crew”, a novel approach to managing mental health issues at Virgin Australia. As it was presented to us, we heard that “Care Crew” would be a volunteer peer support…
The ASU is receiving further reports about misinformation and claims from staff about the Agreement process being complete. This is not the case. When we last updated you in April, we confirmed that technically the Agreement is not in operation and is still awaiting approval by the Fair Work Commission…
The ASU, ALAEA and Individual Bargaining Representatives will meet with Emirates on Wednesday 10 July, to commence negotiations for the next Emirates Agreement. The purpose of the initial bargaining meeting is to bring the bargaining representatives together, program future meetings and for the representatives to consider working together as a…
The ASU was at the Fair Work Commission on 26 and 27 June 2019 opposing the Swissport (formerly Aerocare) application to approve the second-rate Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018. The ASU is arguing the agreement cannot be approved because it undermines important protections for shift workers. If the Agreement was approved,…
Hourly Rates effective 1 July 2019   *Re: Clause 36.2 – Overtime of your agreement. At certification Virgin Australia conceded that a part time employee who works in excess of their rostered daily hours should not be paid any less than if they were covered by the Airlines Operations Ground…

ASU election year 2019

26 June 2019
All National Office Bearer positions (5) in the ASU are up for re-election by the collegiate college of National Executive members this year as follows: National PresidentNational Vice-PresidentNational SecretaryAssistant National Secretaries (2) Nominations open on Wednesday 26 June and close at 12 noon (AEST) on Wednesday 17 July 2019. ASU…
As most staff would be aware in 2017 Red Cross discovered it had been underpaying a proportion of its employees over a number of years. This was primarily due to applying the wrong award or Enterprise Agreement to some roles, the incorrect award or Enterprise Agreement classifications to other roles…
For several years, our union has stood side by side with Rosie Batty in the fight to recognise the impact of family violence and to embed initiatives like paid domestic violence leave in workplace agreements. Rosie’s work deserves our respect. John Setka should resign if any of the allegations against…
Back in early February 2019, Qantas told staff and the world that they had failed to pay a significant number of current and former staff in accordance with the ASU’s Enterprise Agreements probably since 2013. Since February, ASU representatives have met with Qantas management on 6 occasions to try and…
Back in August 2017, Qantas announced its intention to centralise Airports Workforce Planning and Day of Operations Rostering. ASU delegates and reps have met nationally with the Qantas management team 15 times since then and countless times locally and there are still significant and outstanding issues with the roll out…
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