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On 15th March 2017 Aerocare management provided their first draft of the proposed new agreement for staff. You have probably seen it by now and what you will notice (apart from some very poor drafting and ambiguous clauses) is that the draft excludes casuals and permanent full time staff from…
Last week, Sally McManus, a unionist from the ranks of the Australian Services Union, officially took on the role of ACTU Secretary and ever since, we’ve barely had a moment to sit back to celebrate the fact. Sally has made a running start to the job of leading the Australian…
When the ASU shared the video clip of Pauline Hanson's views on penalty rates (ie. get rid of them altogether, not just cut rates for Sundays and public holidays) we knew before any polling verified it that it would be devastating for One Nation, along with the Liberals and Nationals.…
Nurses, teachers, cleaners, community, social, disability and construction workers are all at risk of having their penalty rates cut following the recent Fair Work Commission (FWC) decision. The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) has received independent legal advice that shows the FWC decision opens the door to penalty rate…
This year, as our way of marking #IWD2017, the ASU is encouraging supporters of women’s rights to wear the instantly iconic #PussyHat to support the theme of #HandsOffMyRightsAU. Although the symbolic headwear originated as a protest against Trump in the United States, there are infringements on women’s rights all around…
As was outlined in the ASU’s previous bulletin, dnata has been caught red handed setting up a new business with a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) whilst at the same time a labour hire company “coincidentally” has set up another company with a second EBA that is virtually identical. What…

dnata caught red handed!

02 March 2017
Yesterday dnata sent out an all staff memo advising you that they have started a new company called Airport Handling Services Australia (AHSA) and they are going to use that company to get airport ground handling work. But of course they haven’t told you the whole story... What dnata didn’t…
How a once-off street party became an iconic annual event Today, everyone acknowledges the iconic status of the annual Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras as both a key Australian cultural and political event, even its opponents admit this. Bitterly. However, few know the origins of the event. Even fewer…
On Monday 20 February 2017 the Fair Work Commission approved the new Enterprise Agreement. Given the vote for the Enterprise Agreement concluded on 9 November 2016 it has taken a bit of time for the Fair Work Commission to approve the Agreement, but that said the ASU had secured agreement…
Thanks to the many people across Australia that have taken the time to fill in our survey about what things you would like to see in your new employment agreement (EBA) If you have not filled in our survey you still can at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/AeroCareEBA2017 Your name and details will be…
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