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The Australian Services Union today said the benefits of Qantas’ profit result were being withheld from the workers who delivered it. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said Qantas’ decision to continue withholding bonuses due last year had to be addressed. “This year’s Qantas’ profit result is made on the back…
Last week, ASU notified Neami that we had concerns your ERO increase had not been applied to pay rates in the 2015 Agreement, from 1 December 2018. Investigation provides some answers Feedback from Neami on Monday morning confirmed our worst concerns. Neami acknowledged that a number of classifications are being…
Throughout 2019 we expect that Slaters intends to address and or overhaul many of their current policies and practices associated with you as employees. Slater and Gordon have finalised the 2018 business restructure and have commenced a period of rebuilding. Upcoming projects that could affect you include potential refresh of…
The Australian Services Union today questioned whether the illegal employment arrangements of hundreds of Qantas staff and subsequent underpayments was a simple mistake. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said it was a bit “hard to believe” that no Qantas senior executives were aware that these staff were illegally employed…
Flexible Working Arrangements Since November last year, the ASU has been in contact with the Company about how to properly handle requests from staff for Flexible Working Arrangements (FWAs). When we last spoke to the Company, Virgin Australia were hoping to reduce the number of arrangements that are accommodated for…
You might think you know everything about management’s proposed restructure of Amnesty International. But there are still a lot of questions to be answered by management. Why do so many people need to lose their jobs? Isn’t there another way? What do these cuts mean for workload? On Monday 4…
Flexible Working Arrangements Last November, the ASU raised the issue of how to properly handle requests for Flexible Working Arrangements with your National Consultation Committee in Brisbane. Delegates told their stories about the impact of proposed company-wide changes to their existing Flexible Working Arrangements which could leave some staff out…

Bah humbug from Aerocare

11 December 2018
Aerocare has spent most of 2018 fighting legal battle after legal battle to try to get away with paying less than the legal minimums they are required to pay when people are rostered on split shifts. The most recent court case finished up in November – this is where Aerocare…
Early this week Qantas Airways has called on its employees to volunteer to work for free over Christmas and New Year’s. In a memo to all Sydney Qantas employees, Qantas’ Chief Operating Officer Rachel Yangoyan has called on its administrative workforce to volunteer at the Sydney International Terminal. “We’re trialling…
At the National Conference Dinner on Thursday 22 November, Shanti Thompson of the Queensland Together Branch was announced as the ASU National Delegate of the Year 2018. It was awarded for her work as a delegate at The Department of Environment and Science in the Qld Public Service. This biennial…
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