The ASU was informed by members on the afternoon of the 15 January 2020 of Auscript’s intent to close the Sydney, Hobart and Adelaide offices and of the resulting job losses.
We understand that members were given extremely short notice of these critical workplace changes while the Union was not informed about these changes by the company at all.
However, members can be assured that the Union has already written to the company on the afternoon of the 15 January, expressing our disappointment with the lack of consultation with employees and the Union and that we seek an urgent meeting regarding this matter with the company (see attached letter from ASU to Auscript).
We are aware that Auscript is having video conference meetings with employees on the afternoon of the 15 January. Meanwhile, the ASU via its letter is seeking formal information on the office closures and an urgent briefing and meeting with the company to discuss this critical matter.
If the ASU is not satisfied with the quality and substance of this information and consultation then we shall consider lodging a dispute with the Fair Work Commission. The ASU will keep you informed of any major developments.
For more information, please get in touch with the relevant contact download bulletin 2020 Auscript Bulletin No. 1.
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