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At 2 meetings in December and January, the bargaining committee agreed that Emirates and staff were a long way apart on many issues and discussions have not significantly improved Emirates’ remuneration package. So now it’s time for staff to make their views clear to the Company. The ASU, ALAEA and…
In December 2020, the Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) found that Swissport’s Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018 (‘Swissport Agreement’) did not meet the minimum legal standards for wages and conditions in the Airlines Award. They invited Swissport to update the pay and conditions of the Swissport Agreement so that they met the…
ASU delegates at Virgin Australia met with management on 4 December 2019 to discuss opportunities for negotiating a new enterprise agreement before the current agreement expires on 30 June 2020. When delegates and organisers met in Brisbane earlier in December, they reported back on how team members were feeling about…
In a Decision on 20 December 2019, the Fair Work Commission found that employees covered the Swissports Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018 (‘2018 Agreement’) would not be ‘better off overall’ compared to the Airlines Award. The Airlines Award is the absolute legal minimum for people working in the Airlines Industry. There’s…
For a period of 30 days over the Christmas and New Year period, members of the Australian Federation of Airline Pilots (AFAP) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) will be taking various forms of protected industrial action at Jetstar. The industrial action may be in various forms, including: stopping work…
ASU members at Jetstar have contacted the Union about the outcome of the Australian Federation of Airline Pilots (AFAP) and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) ballots to take industrial action over the Christmas period. For a few months, the AFAP and TWU have been pursuing a new agreement (EBA) with…
Statement 24 November 2019 A titan of the Australian union movement passes too soon The Australian Services Union today mourns the loss of a titan of the Australian union movement.  Our National Secretary David Smith sadly passed away unexpectedly on Friday following complications from a surgical procedure. David’s respect for…
The Australian Services Union (ASU) is a modern union of workers from airlines, clerical & administrative, energy & IT, local government, social & community services and transport workplaces. INDUSTRIAL OFFICER (Full Time) We are seeking an energetic, motivated person to join our staff as an Industrial Officer to provide members…
Introduction Under clause 58 of the current MB EBA, the ASU and MB are obligated to review the classification descriptors and classification structure contained in Appendix A and B of the Agreement. A Classification Descriptors Review Committee was established in August 2018 comprised of MB managers, ASU officials and delegates to…
Introduction Since our last Newsletter sent to you on the 31 July we have had a number of meetings of the EBA negotiating committee which involves many ASU delegates from around the country. Furthermore we have established two EBA negotiating Committee sub committees. One which deals with the drafting and…
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