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Unions angry at Coalition leaked documents that show four key Workchoices policies - that the Australian public clearly voted against - would be resurrected if the Coalition wins government in September. The documents reveal 4 of the 15 industrial relations policies the Coalition says it is planning to implement. These…
Your ASU NNT members met with Virgin management on 25th March 2013 and tabled our objections to their first draft agreement. We received another draft version of the agreement at the meeting with a new and very significant inclusion in the overtime clause – a proposal to include a definition…
Electricity unions will today launch a multi-million dollar community campaign against aproposal by the O'Farrell Government to sell the state's electricity poles and wiresmonopoly to pay for unfunded election commitments.  ETU ASU Privatisation Launch
After holding report back meetings across Australia, ASU members at JTG have overwhelmingly decided to accept the latest offer for a new agreement at JTG.   The company has been advised of this result and now all staff covered by the agreement (EBA) must consider the recommended EBA and participate…
It pays to belong to the ASU. As previously advised during the course of the negotiations for a new agreement for Virgin Ground Crew your ASU National Negotiating Team members (NNT) identified a problem with the way annual leave loading has been paid to shift workers. Clause 29(c) of the…
The ASU Qantas EBA 10 National Negotiating Team (NNT) had our first negotiation meeting with Qantas management on 26th March in Sydney and we hit the ground running tabling 10 detailed claims and starting our discussions on our log of claims for ASU EBA 10. We gave the company representatives…
This edition contains the following items: Australia's net debt is dramatically lower than the net debt levels for every single major advanced economy; Creative Australia, 18 years after Creative Nation; Veolia loses its water contract in Nice, France; Building local government contact with New Zealand UNION (NZ PSA); Forced council…
Unions will seek a wage rise of $30 a week for Australia's lowest paid workers in this year's Annual Wage Review, with new evidence that they are slipping further and further behind the rest of the workforce. In a submission to be lodged with the Fair Work Commission later this…
Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) has put together a draft wage and classification structure which we need your feedback on before we give it to Virgin management at our next bargaining meeting. Our draft proposal is available from your local ASU NNT member or ASU representative. What have we…
The ASU welcomes the Gillard Government launch of the National Cultural Policy. "Creative Australia" will reform Australian Government support for the arts, cultural heritage and creative industries. In welcoming the Government's announcement on the National Cultural Policy, ASU Assistant National Secretary, Greg McLean said, "Bringing the opportunity for local government…