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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…
You might think you know everything about management’s proposed restructure of Amnesty International. But there are still a lot of questions to be answered by management. Why do so many people need to lose their jobs? Isn’t there another way? What do these cuts mean for workload? On Monday 4…
Flexible Working Arrangements Last November, the ASU raised the issue of how to properly handle requests for Flexible Working Arrangements with your National Consultation Committee in Brisbane. Delegates told their stories about the impact of proposed company-wide changes to their existing Flexible Working Arrangements which could leave some staff out…
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…