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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…
Following extensive negotiations, conciliation in the Fair Work Commission and workplace action to reach a new Enterprise Agreement members finally have a document to vote on to protect your conditions at Fuji Xerox until 31 December 2019. The ASU believes that the package that has been arrived at delivers secure…
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…