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The ACTU has warned against an employer push to reduce or remove weekend penalty rates in Awards and cut the take home pay of over 500,000 low-paid workers. Fair Work Australia will today hear submissions in Melbourne from employer groups who want to remove or reduce penalty rates in awards…
We are extremely proud to introduce our ASU Virgin Australia National Negotiating team who will be representing ASU members at the negotiations for the new Virgin Australia Ground Crew Agreement. Each Team member may come from a different background, location or experience but all are committed to working closely with…
Unions today called on the federal government implement consumers' right to know legislation, so Australians can make informed decisions about where their sensitive personal data is stored. In a draft guide published this week, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority has identified off-shoring as an area of weakness in banks' data…
The Australian Center for Excellence in Local Government (ACELG) has released the most comprehensive industry survey of any industry in Australia for local government. The survey has the support of the most state jurisdictions and the Federal Government, plus local government ministers, but all local councils in all states can…
Following the publication of the Federal Government's Energy White Paper in early November, various media and other sources have been suggesting that the Government supports electricity privatisation. This was not the ASU's interpretation of the Government's position, so we sought a clarification from the Prime Minister's office which has confirmed…
The ACTU will today urge Parliament to reject a bill that would strip penalty rates from up to 500,000 workers in businesses with less than 20 employees. ACTU president Ged Kearney said new Australian Bureau of Statistics data showing a continuing fall in wages in the food and accommodation and…
Aero-Care has circulated a proposed agreement asking employees to vote in favour of it. The ASU advises our members to vote ''NO''. The ASU believes that the wages in the agreement are too low, that the hours required to work are unfair and that the agreement favours Aero-Care at the…
Thanks to all Guest Services and Contact Centre staff who filled out our recent agreement survey. We got a fantastic response! Below you can see a word cloud which represents the key things you told us in the survey. There are many common issues that are important to staff across…
Employees must be given a genuine right to ask for family-friendly work arrangements, including going part-time, to balance work and caring responsibilities, the ACTU said today. ACTU president Ged Kearney said that the lack of a right to family friendly work arrangements was forcing women out of the workforce or…
The bonus that should have been a great reward for loyal hardworking Jetstar customer service staff has turned into yet another Jetstar payroll disaster, the fourth major payroll system failure this year. Hot on the heels of the failure to pay the 3% pay rise due in October 2012 comes…