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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…
The FWC released its GPS tracking Decision on the 13 July and unfortunately dismissed the ASU’s application deciding that the Canon policy DOES NOT BREACH the Canon EBA. (Decision attached) This is obviously a very disappointing result. We have all worked hard on this issue for the past 18 months…
As mentioned in the ASU Newsletter to members dated 15 June 2018, Michael Rizzo of the ASU National Office, met again with NCR Managers on Friday 6 July in Melbourne to discuss the status of the redundancies post the Expression of Interest (EOI) closing date on the 29 June 2018.…
In the previous Newsletter members were informed that the FWC had rejected Canon’s jurisdictional objection and given this Decision the ASU would now write to the Commission asking it to schedule the arbitration dates to hear the GPS tracking dispute. As the ASU was preparing to write to the Commission…
Members will recall that there was a Hearing in the FWC on the 28 February 2018 regarding Canon’s application arguing that the FWC did NOT have the jurisdiction to hear the dispute between the ASU and Canon concerning the GPS tracking of technician’s mobile phones. Last Friday, the Commission released…
Introduction & background The ASU has become aware that Canon intends to commence the GPS Tracking of mobile phones Pilot on the 16th March 2018 (see below email from Canon). Members will recall that Canon had flagged the commencement of this Pilot some time ago. Initially, it was going to…
Introduction Since we reported last to members just before Christmas a number of things have occurred. Firstly, Canon did not proceed to trial the GPS tracking policy from early January 2018 as they had stated they would before Christmas. Secondly, there were 11 redundancies amongst Canon technicians in January/February 2018.…
On the 18th January 2018, Canon informed the workforce that it is making 11 Technicians redundant. Canon says this is because of a general downturn in the industry. The ASU understanding of the breakdown of the redundancies on a State by State basis is as follows: 4/39 Technicians in NSW…
The ASU and the Employee Bargaining Reps (EBR’s) reached an in principle agreement with NCR regarding a new eba in September. The new eba is largely a status quo document with a 2.25%p.a wage increase. The first wage increase of 2.25% will be backdated till 1st September and then there…
The NCR Field Service Enterprise Agreement 2017 expires on 14 July 2017. The ASU bargaining preparations are well underway with a bargaining survey attached to this bulletin. Please fill out the survey and return the survey as soon as possible. The surveys are a vital part of your input into…
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