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All National Office Bearer positions (5) in the ASU are up for re-election by the collegiate college of National Executive members this year as follows: National PresidentNational Vice-PresidentNational SecretaryAssistant National Secretaries (2) Nominations open on Wednesday 26 June and close at 12 noon (AEST) on Wednesday 17 July 2019. ASU…
For several years, our union has stood side by side with Rosie Batty in the fight to recognise the impact of family violence and to embed initiatives like paid domestic violence leave in workplace agreements. Rosie’s work deserves our respect. John Setka should resign if any of the allegations against…
Back in early February 2019, Qantas told staff and the world that they had failed to pay a significant number of current and former staff in accordance with the ASU’s Enterprise Agreements probably since 2013. Since February, ASU representatives have met with Qantas management on 6 occasions to try and…
Back in August 2017, Qantas announced its intention to centralise Airports Workforce Planning and Day of Operations Rostering. ASU delegates and reps have met nationally with the Qantas management team 15 times since then and countless times locally and there are still significant and outstanding issues with the roll out…
An urgent teleconference with Neami management was held on Friday, 10 May 2019 to clarify consultation meetings taking place with employee groups impacted by the transition to new NDIS funding arrangements. Neami have told the ASU that a lack of clarity from the federal Government and other funders means they…
The ASU would like to advise our members at Regional Express that your new EBA has been approved by Fair Work Commission and took effect as of Friday 3rd May 2019. There are a raft of improvements to this new EBA that staff should have an understanding of to ensure…
There has been much talk about performance improvement plans lately so we thought we would update you on some important information. Unfortunately Flight Centre was unwilling to consult with the ASU over their new disciplinary procedure. The ASU Victorian Private Sector branch lodged a dispute with the Fair Work Commission.…
It appears that some team leaders and area managers are claiming that your Agreement is already operating. Technically the Agreement is not in operation and must be approved by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) before it can operate. Clause 2 of the proposed Agreement states “the Agreement commences operation 7…

We want our bonus

27 March 2019
Today the ASU has written to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce making the case for why ASU members covered by the following Enterprise Agreements are entitled to the 2018 record result bonus: Australian Services Union (Qantas Airways Ltd) Agreement 11 Australian Services Union – Australian Air Express Agreement 2015 Eastern Australian…
The ASU fought Virgin Australia’s decision to reduce average fortnightly hours of work for a group of parents seeking flexible working arrangements (FWAs) in the Fair Work Commission (FWC). Virgin Australia had said that they wish to be able to reduce provisions for part-time employees who are guaranteed a minimum…