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Private Sector Clerical & Administrative

We need members’ input to fight the reduction of work-life flexibility in your awards. The ASU is currently involved in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) four yearly review of Modern Awards and as part of our participation we are seeking to replace inferior clauses in three awards covering our members…
After an exhaustive drafting process your National Negotiating Team intend to hold meetings of members this week to discuss the final version of our new EBA which we will recommend should be endorsed by ASU members and should go out formally to all staff on 24th October 2016. It has…
Yesterday the votes were counted in our protected action ballot and we are pleased to advise that ASU members at Maurice Blackburn and Zabulon have overwhelmingly voted in favour of each of the actions proposed on the ballot. This is a fantastic result and credit to all members and delegates…
We’ve heard there might be some misinformation out there about your rights if you take protected industrial action – to make sure there is no confusion, here are the facts. Pay during periods of ‘stop-work’ If you engage in a ‘stop-work’ meeting or strike, Maurice Blackburn can only deduct wages…
The 2016 federal election is about priorities. Whether $50 billion of taxpayers’ money is best used on corporate tax cuts or on health, education and infrastructure investment. In this report we demystify the issues for our members and supporters so you can be well-informed at the ballot box. The ASU…
As part of our campaign to get a better enterprise bargaining deal at Maurice Blackburn, we are considering having a protected action ballot. Before we do this we are going to conduct a confidential survey of staff about what they are prepared to do to get a better deal. Here…
“Come back to the table when you agree” – that’s what the Maurice Blackburn negotiators told your national negotiating team at today’s EBA meeting. In meetings of members over the last couple of weeks across the country you have told us that The firm’s pay offer is not good enough…
We had an extremely successful “wear red for Rem day” on 1st June 2016 with staff across the country donning red to send a message to the firm that it is time to make a fair pay offer. From the wearing of red stockings, dresses and shirts to socks and…
Since our last bulletin we have had 2 meetings with the employer representatives on 26th April and 5th May and we have been to the Fair Work Commission on 29th April 2016. There is no doubt we have been putting in a lot of time trying to bring some of…
Your reps went to the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on 18th April 2016 for a conciliation about the release of information about what bonuses have been paid. The firm is still limiting access to this information but we are considering a revised offer from them. It is still not all…