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Virgin staff across the country have been telling us that Virgin's decision to take back incorrectly credited annual leave isn't fair. We've heard you loud and clear, but Virgin still isn't listening. We think we should insist on keeping the leave, not the least because team members have been relying…
Your Jetstar National Negotiating Team met with the company on 15th September 2014 and 21st October 2014 to see if we can get any closer to finalizing an agreement. The company continues to say that they want an 18 month pay freeze so that no pay rise would be payable…
ASU delegates and officials met with Qantas Telephone Sales and HR management in Melbourne on 29th October 2014 for an update on the redeployment, redundancy and other issues arising from the closure of Brisbane and Melbourne Centres. As usual there were more questions than answers and disappointingly there is still…
At today's Qantas AGM in Melbourne the Australian Services Union (ASU) will be carrying the message of over 3500 Australians who are calling on Qantas to keep their call centre jobs in Australia. "Despite making promises that after the closure of the Melbourne and Brisbane call centres and the loss…
ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White and a delegation of ASU members and officials will attend the Qantas AGM today in Melbourne. They will be armed with over 900 messages from Australians expressing dismay at Qantas management. The 2014 Annual General Meeting of Qantas Airways Limited will be held at…
ASU officials and Delegates met with Sunstate Qantaslink and Qantas management to continue to work toward a resolution to the Sunstate agreement negotiation. The ASU Log of claims remains on the table in full. Discussions focused on issues surrounding the surety that wage rates and penalties included in the all…
ASU delegates Alisha Hill and Jose Bejarano from Sydney and Deirdre Costa, Shijo Thomas and Maria Scafi from Melbourne, along with ASU officials and the Sydney bargaining representatives met again yesterday with Toll Dnata to continue negotiations for your new EBA. We waited 8 weeks for yesterday's meeting because we…
In a Change.org petition released today, Australians are giving voice to their frustration with the national carrier which recently announced it was reneging on its promise made in May this year to not offshore more call centre jobs. The petition calls on Joyce and the Board to immediately reverse this…
The Unions met with Toll Dnata management on 7 October 2014 to review a draft document and to see how many issues we were still apart on. We were also hoping to receive a pay offer at this meeting. Whilst there has been some movement in relation to various provisions…
As in previous years the ASU is sending representatives to the Qantas AGM to ask some hard questions ... We don't expect to be the only ones given the record loss Qantas has sustained. We expect many shareholders will question how CEO Alan Joyce and the Board can hold their…