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JTG staff have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the ASU EBA deal negotiated and recommended by the ASU's JTG National Negotiating Team. The external company conducting the ballot, Elections Australia Pty Ltd has declared that the JTG Services Pty Ltd Agreement 2013 has been approved by the majority of staff who…

How to vote NO at Virgin

26 April 2013
Voting for the Virgin Ground Crew Agreement 2013 starts at 0001 on Tuesday 30th April 2013 and closes at 2359 on Friday 3 May 2013. To make your opinion count it is important to vote. Have you got the email? By 26th April you should have received an introductory email…
The third Qantas EBA 10 meeting took place on 23rd April 2013 and for the first time we received an indication of what Qantas wants from EBA 10 and we also received preliminary responses to some of our claims. More casuals and temps front & centre Qantas main claims are…
ACTU president Ged Kearney said parents and especially women should be extremely wary of the Coalition's trumped up paid parental scheme policies, "This policy would dismantle well-functioning agreements between business and employees and create a one-strike-and-fold opportunity for the Coalition to dismantle the scheme should they come to power," Ms…
A new report by the Productivity Commission has confirmed that millions of Australians are in insecure work. The Forms of Work in Australia report shows that the proportion of the workforce employed casually doubled and has not fallen since it began rapidly rising two decades ago. ACTU President Ged Kearney…
Virgin management has now released their "final agreement" to replace our current Virgin Ground Crew Agreement and on all counts the ASU National Negotiating Team believes the agreement FAILS and we are urging staff to vote "NO" when voting for the agreement starts on 30th April 2013. The Scorecard –…
The ASU is pleased to report that we have finalised a new Enterprise Agreement with BoysTown. On 14 April 2012 the ASU, along with employee bargaining representatives, reached in principle agreement on all terms and conditions for the new BoysTown Enterprise Agreement (EA). We have been working closely with BoysTown…
The union representing community sector workers has welcomed the news from the State Government about the size of its commitment to a wage rise for thousands of South Australian community sector workers. Australian Services Union SA Secretary Katrine Hildyard says the SA Government will provide more than $119m extra to…
ASU Jetstar delegates attended the ASU regular meeting with management on 3rd April 2013 in Melbourne. What was on the agenda? We raised and discussed the following issues with Jetstar management: Uniforms Issue – once again we raised the issue of uniforms, in particular the poor quality of the "new"…
Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) tabled all our remaining detailed claims for EBA 10 at our second negotiation meeting with Qantas management on 10th April 2013. Now "the ball is in management's court" as they must respond comprehensively to our claims and also disclose what claims or changes the…