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Statement from ACTU President Ged Kearney: The Turnbull Government’s blind pursuit of the troubled Trans Pacific Partnership agreement will sacrifice workers and Australia’s sovereignty for the profits of multinational corporations. Steve Ciobo has said that the deal is “18 free trade agreements”. The Australian people haven’t seen the text of…
We are pleased to advise that the Fair Work Commission has approved the new ASU/Slater and Gordon Lawyers’ Agreement on 22nd January 2018. The Agreement commences operation on Monday 29th January 2018. Payroll have confirmed that the back pay will be processed as part of the first full pay period…
Your ASU representatives met with management representatives on 24 January 2018. Management advised us that they are abandoning their proposal to cut overtime for part time employees. Part time employees will continue to be eligible for overtime when they work in excess of 8 hours in a day. Union members…
The ASU has met with Bupa management twice since December. The FSU and ERC representatives have also participated at the meetings. The claims The ASU claims tabled for the negotiation have been conservative. Where we have agreed with the claims of other parties, the ASU has joined those claims. A…
On the 18th January 2018, Canon informed the workforce that it is making 11 Technicians redundant. Canon says this is because of a general downturn in the industry. The ASU understanding of the breakdown of the redundancies on a State by State basis is as follows: 4/39 Technicians in NSW…
Your ASU National Negotiation Team met with Virgin Australia representatives to progress discussions for your new enterprise agreement on 17 January 2018. ASU members have put pressure on management and they have dropped some of their main proposals that would have cut your take home pay, but they still want…
We know ASU members in community services and disability services have been working hard this year, and so have we. We have spent a lot of time working hard to influence government policy in community services and in relation to the NDIS and we have had some big wins along…
We are pleased to advise that Slater and Gordon staff have overwhelmingly endorsed both the Support Staff Enterprise Agreement and the Lawyers Enterprise Agreement negotiated by the ASU’s National Negotiating Team. For both agreements 98% of staff who voted, voted in favor of their agreements. This is a ringing endorsement…
The ACTU has renewed calls for the Community Development Program to be scrapped after a Senate inquiry into the Program found that the program is causing harm to its overwhelmingly Indigenous workforce. The racist work-for-the-dole scheme does not pay wages for the 25 hours of work participants have to do…
There is no doubt it has been a big year at Aerocare – there has been much activity on the agreement front and most recently as you know the company has been purchased by a very large international group handling company – Swissport International Ltd. The following is a brief…