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Your ASU national negotiating team met with VA management on Tuesday 15 August 2017. At that meeting VA made some proposals for changes to your enterprise agreement. We now need feedback from members about what you think of the proposals, and what we should do next. ASU delegates and organisers…
Unfortunately Qantas came to our scheduled meeting on 15th August 2017 with ASU delegates and officials completely unprepared to even explain why they want to centralise Airports Workforce planning. They provided us with a broad brush presentation that effectively answered nothing. We have therefore rescheduled a meeting to get all…
The Fair Work Commission has now held the approval hearing for the Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017. What did the ASU say to the Commission? At the hearing the ASU told the Commission that the agreement could not be approved as the Commission could not be satisfied that the agreement: Passed…
Today Qantas has made the extraordinary announcement that they intend to centralise ALL of the resource planning for each airport to Mascot. They have announced that all Resource Coordinators will be made redundant unless they want to apply for a new position that would be located in Sydney. Short sighted…
Your ASU negotiating team met with management again on 25 July 2017. We discussed a range of matters including: Making sure the workplace consultative committee works fairly Ensuring that the job selection process used by VA for promotions and progression is fair Enshrining a procedure to make sure annual leave…
Virgin Australia staff have just won Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is a testament to the hard work that staff put in day in, day out, to ensure exceptional services for guests. But at the same time, Virgin Australia is trying to cut…
Your ASU delegates met with Virgin on 9 June 2017 and responded to Virgin’s log of claims. We told management that ASU members do not deserve a pay cut, so we reject their claims to: Increase the spread of hours from 0700 – 1800 to 0600 – 1800 (cutting millions…
Bargaining update Your ASU representatives have finally received a list of changes that Virgin wants to make to the enterprise agreement. It’s not pretty. Virgin wants to cut employees’ take home pay by making the following changes: Increase the spread of hours from 0700 – 1800 to 0600 – 1800…
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…
Your ASU representatives met with management on Wednesday 17 May 2017 to progress negotiations for the new Virgin enterprise agreement. Management had committed to giving us the list of changes they want in the new agreement at this meeting. But yet again, when we arrived, they had no log of…