In our last Newsletter to you on the 15 January we informed you that we had written to the company regarding our concern with the office closures and redundancies, and that we were seeking a briefing and meeting with Auscript so to be informed of the details concerning the office closures.
Over the next few days, the ASU initiated correspondence between the parties, organised a telephone conversation to take place, but failed to secure a personal meeting. Meanwhile, members were informing us that employees were already taking redundancies and that consultation timelines were very narrow for employees to make informed decisions about redundancies, re-deployment and/or external job opportunities.
Given this lack of proper consultation with employees (members) and the Union in a realistic time frame, the ASU has today (20 January) notified the Fair Work Commission of a dispute between the ASU and Auscript regarding office closures and their impact on employment prospects exacerbated by the lack of proper and meaningful consultation with employees and the ASU. The FWC will inform the parties when a Conference will take place.
The ASU will highlight to the Commission employee concern with job losses and the lack of proper consultation. The ASU will subsequently inform members of any major developments.
For more information, please get in touch with the relevant contact download the bulletin 2020 Auscript Bulletin No. 2
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