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The Australian Services Union today said the Royal Commission into the treatment and neglect of people with a disability was overdue. “People with a disability, their families and carers have been raising issues about neglect and abuse for years and they have finally been heard,” said Assistant National Secretary of…
All elected positions in the ASU are up for re-election this year. Election Notices for all ASU Branch offices and Team & Individual nominations forms are available in the Branch tables below. Nominations open on Wednesday 6 March and close at 12 noon on Wednesday 27 March 2019. ASU elections…
The ASU have requested information from Neami about the number of employees affected and how much those employees can expect to receive in back pay from 1 December 2018. After the ASU contacted Neami about underpayments, Neami identified individuals who were being paid less than the minimum rates in the…
All workers have the right to a safe workplace. Every year more than 200 workers, people like Mark and Janice’s son, don’t make it home at the end of their shift. 4 workers are killed on the job every week. Every one of these deaths is preventable, and employers who…
The ASU is fighting Virgin Australia’s decision to reduce average fortnightly hours of work for any parent who seeks flexible working arrangements in the Fair Work Commission. Under the company’s proposal, Virgin Australia is trying to reduce the provision to work a minimum of 50 hours per fortnight in your…
The Australian Services Union today said the benefits of Qantas’ profit result were being withheld from the workers who delivered it. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said Qantas’ decision to continue withholding bonuses due last year had to be addressed. “This year’s Qantas’ profit result is made on the back…
Last week, ASU notified Neami that we had concerns your ERO increase had not been applied to pay rates in the 2015 Agreement, from 1 December 2018. Investigation provides some answers Feedback from Neami on Monday morning confirmed our worst concerns. Neami acknowledged that a number of classifications are being…
Throughout 2019 we expect that Slaters intends to address and or overhaul many of their current policies and practices associated with you as employees. Slater and Gordon have finalised the 2018 business restructure and have commenced a period of rebuilding. Upcoming projects that could affect you include potential refresh of…
The Australian Services Union today questioned whether the illegal employment arrangements of hundreds of Qantas staff and subsequent underpayments was a simple mistake. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said it was a bit “hard to believe” that no Qantas senior executives were aware that these staff were illegally employed…
Flexible Working Arrangements Since November last year, the ASU has been in contact with the Company about how to properly handle requests from staff for Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs). When we last spoke to the Company, Virgin Australia were hoping to reduce the number of arrangements that are accommodated for…