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Michael Rizzo, ASU National Industrial Officer, met with Canon management on Friday 14 September in Sydney for a preliminary discussion on commencing negotiations for a new EBA. The current EBA “expires” for re-negotiation purposes in February 2019. The ASU believes it is best to commence negotiations some time before the…

AaE Bargaining Update

14 September 2018
Your ASU bargaining team met with Qantas management in Sydney to discuss our new EBA on Thursday, 13 September 2018. Qantas wouldn’t answer many questions today. They won’t even give us a log of claims till they’ve seen ours. We took the opportunity to talk about what ASU members want…
The Australian Services Union today demanded the Federal Government fix the superannuation system so it stops failing women. A recent report by Per Capita, commissioned by the Australian Services Union – Not so Super for Women – found women have an average 53% of the super savings of men. Analysis…
In the wake of its recently announced $1.6 billion record profit, Qantas’ attempt to link the payment of a$2000 ‘bonus’ to workers to the signing of new enterprise agreements has fallen flat across the Qantasworkforce. A meeting of Qantas unions convened by the ACTU in Sydney today has heard of…
Last Thursday 23 August 2018, Qantas group announced that "In recognition of our people’s contribution to this outstanding performance, Alan Joyce announced that funds have been set aside to pay eligible employees a one-off Record Results Bonus valued at AU$2,500 for full time employees and AU$2,000 for part time employees.…
You cannot be serious Qantas.... After announcing another bumper profit result yesterday off the back of hard working frontline staff, Qantas management are now holding the bonuses for that work to ransom by saying they cannot be accessed by ASU EBA covered staff until after a new EBA is agreed…
You cannot be serious Qantas.... After announcing another bumper profit result yesterday, Qantas management says your bonus won’t be paid until a new EBA is approved by the FWC. You worked hard to make this profit for the company, and they’re holding your reward to ransom. Qantas management are also…
With a majority of 76% of voters approving the agreement it has been given the green light. Parties involved will now commence lodgement with the Fair Work Commission to get the agreement approved and in effect. There has been quite a backlog of agreements in the commission of late and…
The Australian Services Union has been concerned for some time about the systemic underpayment of hard working and skilled employees, having raised the issues previously with the Fair Work Ombudsman. This is more evidence that the rules are broken in Australia where workers can be so substantially underpaid in a…
Neami National staff have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the new Neami National Enterprise Agreement negotiated and recommended by the ASU’s National Negotiating Team. Voting on the Agreement closed last week – and 92% of employees who voted, voted in favour of the Agreement. This is not surprising, as the Agreement…