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The Australian Services Union has been concerned for some time about the systemic underpayment of hard working and skilled employees, having raised the issues previously with the Fair Work Ombudsman. This is more evidence that the rules are broken in Australia where workers can be so substantially underpaid in a…
Neami National staff have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the new Neami National Enterprise Agreement negotiated and recommended by the ASU’s National Negotiating Team. Voting on the Agreement closed last week – and 92% of employees who voted, voted in favour of the Agreement. This is not surprising, as the Agreement…
After a lengthy 4-month delay in the Fair Work Commission your EBA is now a legally enforceable document. That means backpay The ASU can confirm that your backpay will be paid to you on Tuesday 14 August 2018. What can I expect? For any pay that you received between 1…
ASU Delegates met with representatives from Qantas management to discuss the final sale date to dnata, the new organisation structure for employees remaining at Qantas and staff travel entitlements for employees going to dnata. Final sale date Qantas told us to expect that the final sale date will be sometime…
The Maurice Blackburn Employees’ Agreement 2016 provides for a review of the classification structure in Appendix A of the Agreement. The review is conducted jointly by the Australian Services Union and Maurice Blackburn. We need ASU members to help with the review of classifications and participate in getting the best…
Back pay and pay increases on the way. After 4 months of waiting the Fair Work Commission has finally approved your new EBA. What next? The Union will follow up with dnata to confirm the date that the 4% of pay increases will be applied as well as the backpay…
Menzies management has given us their log of claims – read below to find out what management want to change in your enterprise agreement. ASU delegates met with management in Melbourne on Monday, 30 July. We came expecting to hear a presentation from Menzies management about the log of claims.…
Your union was at the Federal Court in Melbourne on 24 and 25 July 2018, standing up to Aerocare’s (now Swissport) attempts to cut wages and conditions in the airlines industry. What is the case about? Aerocare/Swissport has a business model based on paying its employees as little as possible.…
A strong delegation of ASU officials attended the recent ACTU Congress on 17th & 18th July. The ACTU Congress is the largest and most important gathering of Australian Unions and it sets the ACTU agenda for the following three years. Delegates debated and voted on policies regarding the workplace, rights…
On Monday 16 July 2018 the Fair Work Commission approved your new enterprise agreement. This means it will come into force on Monday 23 July 2018. Pay increase and Backpay Your pay will increase to the new 2018 rates on Sunday 29 July (which will show up in your pay…