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The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) last week called for Employment Minister Michaelia Cash to answer all questions about when and what she knew about disgraced industrial cop Nigel Hadgkiss breaking the Fair Work Act, including when Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull became aware of the matter. Minister Cash has…
Your Redundancy package. The Bargaining Committee met with Emirates last Monday, 11 September 2017. Your Bargaining Committee have always said that the Redundancy package should include an increase to the redundancy scale. Emirates’ current offer caps Redundancy payments at forty-four weeks. In a comparison with other relevant airline carriers Qantas,…
Your ASU National Negotiating Team (NNT) met with Jetstar management in Melbourne on 8th September 2017 to start negotiations for the ASU Jetstar EBA 6. Your NNT provided our endorsed ASU claim to management and then gave an overview of what we are seeking in these negotiations. We will be…
Labour force data released today shows underemployment remains high, while inequality between the richest and poorest in our society persists at record 70 year high. The underemployment rate remained at record highs at 8.7%. Over the past year this rate increased by 0.2 percentage points, with the number of underemployed…
Aerocare appear to be going to great lengths to blame the Unions for you not receiving a pay rise. The fact is that the Fair Work Commission found that the proposed Aerocare EBA was not compliant with the minimum legal framework and Award minimums that an EBA is required to…
ASU delegates met with Qantas management on 7th September 2017 for our third consultation meeting about the proposed centralisation of the Airports rostering work to Sydney. The company proposes that Ramp, Customer Service and Fleet Presentation rostering and planning all be centralised to Sydney (N.B Fleet Presentation is already centralised).…
Today Slater and Gordon management have announced a number of office closures, restructures and redundancies. Your ASU delegates and officials have been consulted about these changes. We like you don’t believe it is fair that those whose only crime has been to come to work and do their job have…
Your ASU Bargaining Representatives met with MAB management on Wednesday, 6 September 2017. The MAB has offered the following: 3 year agreement; 2 weeks paid maternity leave; $200 educational assistance allowance per training; Pay increases of 3.5% for each year of the agreement; and No other changes to the agreement…
The Australian Council of Trade Unions welcomes the Senate’s support for an ALP amendment to the Vulnerable Workers' Bill that removes coercive powers that could have denied the right to silence for 11 million Australian workers. Had the original Bill passed, it would have seen all working Australians lose the…
Members would be aware that negotiations for the NSW Pax agreement began a little while ago, post the AHSA scandal. Thus far we have had 5 eba meetings, but dnata will tell you we have had 10 meetings. (More on this point below). The negotiations can be summarised at this…