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Private Sector Clerical & Administrative

Following a major survey of ASU members, we are proud to launch the report “Feeling the Pinch” with The Insight Centre which reveals that workers including receptionists, administrative assistants, and call centre workers are living from paycheque to paycheque with many resorting to desperate measures to get by. New research…
The ASU are pleased to advise that employees at Maurice Blackburn have overwhelmingly endorsed the Maurice Blackburn Employees’ Agreement 2021 negotiated by the ASU’s national bargaining team. 99% of staff who voted said ‘YES’ to approve the proposed Agreement. This is a ringing endorsement for the deal negotiated we negotiated…
Following the endorsement of ASU members Fair Work Commissioner Harper-Greenwell has issued a Statement (see on reverse side of this Bulletin) confirming the resolution of the CPI as well as the Annotators’ classification dispute. The Commissioner commended both the ASU and Auscript for their collaborative approach to all matters raised…
After Fair Work Commission conferences held between Auscript and the ASU in the last few months the parties have reached an in principle agreement in relation to the award Level 2 minimum vs EA Bronze rate for Audio Transcribers. The ASU recommends membership endorsement of the agreement to be issued…
On 1 September 2020 the ASU and Auscript participated in a second phone Conference before Commissioner Harper-Greenwell in the pay dispute. After hearing that a meeting between the parties on 20 August did not resolve the award minimum vs EA Bronze rate issue the Commissioner proposed the following attempt at…
Maurice Blackburn and the ASU are pleased to announce that we have reached an in principle agreement on the terms of a new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU will proceed to hold members' meetings later this week and the intention is to hold a formal employee ballot in around 3 weeks'…
Maurice Blackburn and the ASU are pleased to announce that we have reached an in principle agreement on the terms of a new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU will proceed to hold members meetings later this week and the intention is to hold a formal employee ballot in around 3 weeks'…
The ASU and Auscript are currently in dispute before the Fair Work Commission for the second time in 2020. This time it is in relation to pay rates: no CPI increases in 2020; and the Enterprise Agreement (EA) Bronze rate falling below the applicable Clerks - Private Sector award rate…
As mentioned in previous newsletters, formal negotiations for a new EBA commence on September the 3rd. In the lead up to this date the ASU needs to develop a log of Claims to serve on the employer. A Log is simply a list of union demands to improve employee pay…
Consistent with the 6 April Order of FWC Commissioner Yilmaz, a fourth Joint Consultative Committee meeting between ASU reps and Auscript management was held on 23 June 2020. Further JCC meetings are scheduled for 16 September and 16 December 2020. The following issues were discussed along with an update on…
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