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Your ASU national negotiating team have been working hard to get a deal on the table from management that we could recommend to members to accept. We now have a proposal for a new enterprise agreement that we are prepared to recommend that members accept. Management advised us that they…

Slaters refuse to consult

09 February 2018
Your ASU delegates had a very unsatisfactory meeting today (9th February 2018) with Slater and Gordon HR Head Carolyn Noumertzis and a representative of Korda Mentha. The firm has a duty to consult with the union about major change and redundancies and they are refusing to talk to us or…
Huge numbers of bank customers and staff trying to reveal the extent of banking malpractice to the Banking Royal Commission are gagged by non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements. This makes it all the more important that everyone who is able to make a submission does so – it can be done…
The Australian Services Union has made a submission to a parliamentary inquiry condemning the Government’s proposed legislation which attacks community organisation’s rights to engage in advocacy, as well as banning aid organisations and advocacy organisations from receiving international donations and funding. The Bill puts a huge administrative burden on community…
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…