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At the National Conference Dinner on Thursday 22 November, Shanti Thompson of the Queensland Together Branch was announced as the ASU National Delegate of the Year 2018. It was awarded for her work as a delegate at The Department of Environment and Science in the Qld Public Service. This biennial…
The Australian Services Union today slammed Kelly O’Dwyer’s women’s statement as a “woefully inadequate response” to the unacceptable outcomes for women in retirement. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said the Government still had no plan to raise the level of superannuation savings among women who average half the super…
The NCC – 14-NovASU representatives and delegates attended the National Consultation Committee in Brisbane last Wednesday. Delegates told their stories about the impact of proposed company-wide changes to their Flexible Work Arrangements which could leave some staff out of pocket by up to $7,000 per annum. We said that the…
Members at OOL recently made a decision to take action to remain safe at work. Their ABD's were failing every 2-3 passengers, and this was causing stress and ground rage from passengers to Jetstar Members. So, members got organised, they set out with a goal of having 100% of union…
ASU delegates and officials attended the Qantas AGM in Brisbane on Friday 26th October 2018 and put the company’s imposition of conditions on this year’s bonuses front and centre as an issue for staff in the questions we put to the Chairman of the Board and CEO Alan Joyce. Thanks…
On 3 October 2018 Aerocare asked the Fair Work Commission to POSTPONE deciding whether to approve the new Aerocare Collective Agreement. The Fair Work Commission agreed. This means the hearing about the Agreement won’t happen until at least next year. What has happened so far? Employees voted to approve the…
This year we are sending ASU representatives to the Qantas AGM to ask the Board why we are not getting our bonuses. This year the Qantas Annual General meeting is being held on Friday 26th October 2018 at 11am at the Hilton Hotel Ballroom Level 5, 190 Elizabeth Street Brisbane.…
The Australian Services Union today welcomed a step in the right direction by Federal Labor in responding to the unacceptable outcomes for women in superannuation, but said it only went part-way to solving the problem. Labor’s announcement that it would pay super to people on parental leave if elected to…
Michael Rizzo, ASU National Industrial Officer, met with Canon management on Friday 14 September in Sydney for a preliminary discussion on commencing negotiations for a new EBA. The current EBA “expires” for re-negotiation purposes in February 2019. The ASU believes it is best to commence negotiations some time before the…

AaE Bargaining Update

14 September 2018
Your ASU bargaining team met with Qantas management in Sydney to discuss our new EBA on Thursday, 13 September 2018. Qantas wouldn’t answer many questions today. They won’t even give us a log of claims till they’ve seen ours. We took the opportunity to talk about what ASU members want…
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