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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…
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…
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…
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…