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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…
The ASU has been bargaining with Aero-Care since February 2012 after Fair Work Australia refused to approve the original agreement lodged by Aero-Care. The ASU's sole intent has been to bargain to get the best Agreement for our members. The minimum conditions the Aero-Care Agreement should include is the terms…
The ASU National Delegate of the Year awards are one of the very special events held at each meeting of National Conference. The 2012 award was announced by National Secretary David Smith at the ASU National Conference Dinner last night at Adelaide Town Hall. It was awarded to Kristen Gilbertson…
ASU National Conference key note speaker Dr Anne Summers addressed delegates about the 40 year history of the gender equality project in Australia. After outlining some key issues and examples, Dr Summers questioned concepts of progress and success in relation to the project. Despite a long history of implementing measures…
Today in Adelaide the biennial meeting of the Australian Services Union National Conference was convened. National Secretary David Smith delivered the opening address of the Conference, reflecting on achievements of the Union since the last Conference in 2010 and raised the future challenges we will face. After acknowledging the traditional…
The Government has new powers to address gender equality including equal pay between women and men; discrimination on the basis of family and caring responsibilities; the state of gender equality in Australian workplaces. The ACTU has provided a detailed a news release: The ACTU has welcomed new laws that will…
One million Australian workers now have access to leave to deal with effects of family violence, thanks to union negotiations, ACTU Secretary Dave Oliver announced today. The ASU led the way with the first successful clause achieved in a Victorian council. Attending the White Ribbon lunch in Melbourne today, Mr…
Legislation to be introduced to parliament next week which will streamline anti-discrimination law and make it easier for workers to challenge discriminatory treatment, has been welcomed by the ACTU. ACTU President Ged Kearney said the new laws would offer better protection against discrimination in the workplace and give ordinary workers…