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You will recall that your ASU representatives filed a dispute in the Fair Work Commission over the firm's refusal to provide relevant salary and wages information to the ASU. We attended a conference in the Fair Work Commission on Thursday 26 November. After two and a half months of refusing…
We met with Maurice Blackburn management on 23rd November 2015 and it was one of the shortest meetings ever. In an unorthodox move for the second EBA meeting the firm just wanted to talk about why we are claiming a 5% per year pay rise, they did not want to…
Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) finally had a meeting with the Company's representatives on 9th November 2015 which saw the start of bargaining. The ASU previously served our log of claims on the Company on 14th September 2015 and at this meeting we presented comprehensive written proposals on each…
We finally seem to have a schedule of meetings with the company to start bargaining after the company walked out of negotiations before they began on 7th October 2015. The company appears to have also conceded it's not up to them to choose the ASU negotiating team. We provided the…
Negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement at Myer have been running for nearly a year. While talks about a new agreement have stalled there has been some progress on wages. Negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement at Myer have been running for some time. While talks about a new agreement…
Your ASU representatives prepared for and attended the first bargaining meeting on 7 October 2015. The purpose of the meeting was to kick off negotiations for a new enterprise agreement for staff at Maurice Blackburn. The meeting had been planned for weeks. Unfortunately, before the meeting could begin Maurice Blackburn…
ASU members at Maurice Blackburn have now endorsed our log of claims for our new Maurice Blackburn Enterprise Agreement. The ASU has now served the log of claims on the company so we are now ready to start bargaining. Our first meeting with the company reps is scheduled for the…
Self-regulation does not work, so a change in culture and approach is needed to avoid the anxiety and depression lawyers suffer. First published in the Law Institute Journal, September 2015 We know long working hours and heavy workloads increase the likelihood of mental illness. It is time for law firms…
Thanks to all the staff across Australia who have filled out the ASU Maurice Blackburn EBA survey. The results are now in and shortly we will be holding meetings of members across the country to endorse the log of claims that your ASU delegates are recommending arising from the survey.…
Unions are deeply concerned the China Free Trade Agreement, expected to be announced today, will undermine local jobs and increase unemployment. The Abbott Government has been deliberately vague on the details about labour mobility and labour market testing clauses within the agreement. However, the government's own fact sheet released after…