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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…
The Spark and Cannon EBA will expire on 21 April 2015 and bargaining will soon commence for a new agreement. The ASU is seeking to renegotiate your Agreement, update the terms and conditions and ensure wages at least keep pace with cost of living increases. UPDATE: Survey extended to 28…
The Slater & Gordon Annual General Meeting is to be held in Melbourne on 20th October 2014 at 2pm. Shareholders will vote on a range of issues but the AGM also provides an opportunity for shareholders to ask questions about the Slater & Gordon operation. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda…
The ASU and FSU, through a joint submission to the Senate Inquiry into Australia's Innovation System, have urged the creation of a services sector plan to ensure Australia can have a strategic approach to skills and business development in the sector. With offshoring decimating local service provision, we cannot expect…
The Australian Services Union has condemned the decision to axe another 23 jobs from its North Geelong head office, after having made over 250 workers redundant just over a year ago. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary, Ingrid Stitt, said that today is a sad and difficult time for the…
On 25 July 2014, the ASU National Negotiating team met with StarTrack management for further discussions about the new Enterprise Agreement. Prior to this meeting the ASU had requested that the company provide us with some detailed information and there were some delays between meetings whilst the company was getting…