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The Qantas Group has announced a $5,000 payment to EBA covered employees. The ASU only became aware of the payment following news reports, and the reality is not as good as it seems. It has strings attached! The payment will be made to employees once a new enterprise agreement covering…
The Qantas Group has announced a $5,000 payment to EBA covered employees. The ASU only became aware of the payment following news reports, and the reality is not as good as it seems. In typical Qantas fashion, it has strings attached! The payment will be made to employees once a…
Following a major survey of ASU members, we are proud to launch the report “Feeling the Pinch” with The Insight Centre which reveals that workers including receptionists, administrative assistants, and call centre workers are living from paycheque to paycheque with many resorting to desperate measures to get by. New research…
Exclusive Budget analysis for ASU Members   A one-off election bribe won’t fix the cost of living crisis. Did you see the Federal Budget this week? The Budget will have a real impact on wages, jobs and the support our frontline services and industries receive. Here’s our detailed analysis on…
The Fair Work Commission has agreed with ASU members that working practices in our sector are unfair and need changing. This is what we’ve won: A 2-hour minimum payment for part-time disability workers and a 3-hour minimum payment for part-time community sector workers. The right to refuse additional hours. The…
The Fair Work Commission has agreed with ASU members that working practices in our sector are unfair and need changing. This is what we’ve won: A 2-hour minimum payment for part-time disability workers and a 3-hour minimum payment for part-time community sector workers. The right to refuse additional hours. The…
The ASU has written to the Deputy Prime Minister seeking urgent information financial support for airline workers. Both the COVID Disaster Payment and Domestic Retention Payment are due to cease or become significantly reduced. We hope to have more information for you soon; until then, a summary of your payments…
Have you been employed as a casual for more than 12 months? You may be entitled to convert to permanent full-time or part-time work under new rules for casual employees. Find out more about this important union win! If you: Work for a business with more than 15 employees; Were…
Qantas’ decision to make vaccinations mandatory demonstrates the failure of the Federal Government to show leadership on this issue. Emeline Gaske, Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union said workers were disappointed that a vacuum in political leadership had left these decisions to individual employers. “Members received an email…
Recently the Federal Government together with State governments have announced several assistance packages designed to support workers and businesses in response to the current COVID-19 outbreaks. For Workers Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you…
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