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On Wednesday, the your ASU national negotiation team met with Qantas to continue negotiations over your new enterprise agreement.   Safer rosters We have been advocating for safer rostering practices at the airline, which minimises workplace fatigue. While conceding that the current guidelines are outdated, Qantas initially proposed fatigue guidelines…
As members will know Qantas has taken the aggressive position of trying to cut 1 in 3 workers out of EBA12 by removing SP1 and SP2 from the agreement. This would see SP1s and SP2s put on individual contracts with no guaranteed pay rises, or any of the conditions contained…
On Tuesday night, ASU held an all-Apple worker zoom meeting and there was a great turnout and energy following our huge NO-vote win! It seems Apple are more shocked than we could have imagined at the resounding ‘no’ vote - and are still asking themselves why and how? This shows…
Your ASU National Negotiating Team met with Qantas to continue negotiating your next enterprise agreement. ASU has been pushing for fairer rostering arrangements that give members predictability and certainty. The negotiations are progressing slowly but we have finally been able to make some progress in getting Qantas to see that…
Qantas has confirmed to the ASU that it is proposing introducing a new employment category called “variable full-time hours”. So what is Qantas proposing? Under a variable full-time position, Qantas proposes that it can: roster you for up to 12 hours at a single rate. Overtime would only kick in…

Vale Keith Meynell

25 October 2022
A message from the ASU Taxation Officers’ Branch We are sad to advise that our past President, past Treasurer and friend, Keith Meynell died on Monday morning, 17 October 2022 at Austin Palliative care, surrounded by his daughters, Rebecca and Lizzie. Keith was a good friend, a great unionist and…
Members will no doubt recall that we have been pushing for a return to the master & seasonal rosters since 2020. Qantas has previously said that the only reason they weren’t returning to a master roster was due to ongoing covid related schedule changes. In Tuesday’s bargaining meeting they say…
Your Union, the ASU, have written to Qantas raising concerns about the airline’s conduct during enterprise agreement negotiations. We have requested items that relate to Qantas’ proposal to remove the Senior Professional Group from the coverage of the next enterprise agreement. During the bargaining process, Qantas must disclose relevant information…
In an aggressive step, Qantas has unilaterally reissued a new Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) to its ASU 1- 9 and QFIT workforce. In doing so, the Airline has flagged "two streams" of bargaining and  is attempting to exclude workers from enterprise agreement protections. It has created chaos and confusion…
The ASU is calling on Qantas to come to the bargaining table and negotiate EBA 12 with the ASU. Negotiations for the new enterprise agreement were to commence in 2020. Due to COVID-19, Qantas and the ASU agreed to delay bargaining and focus on the impact of the pandemic. But…
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