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The Australian Services Union is proud to announce Emeline Gaske will be its new Assistant National Secretary. Emeline comes to the role with deep experience at the union, currently leading the national communications and campaigns team. She has played a key leadership role on the strategy and negotiations with Virgin…

Qantas airports update

18 September 2020
Today ASU delegates and officials met with the company reps to consult about the EOIs for redundancy results and the binding offers that have been accepted, those that have not and what the process is from here on the issues of Special Leave without Pay and temporary conversion from Full…
We have all been shocked by the Jetstar decision to outsource the work of Jetstar services staff working on the ramp in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Avalon. Around 350 staff will lose their jobs as a result of this decision which came without warning. Unfortunately it seems Jetstar…
The ASU is calling on Menzies Aviation to offer ‘Special Leave Without Pay’ to all employees affected by stand downs. This is special arrangement for employees who don’t want to work during the stand down, but also don’t want a redundancy. It freezes your employment, so you have certainty to…
The Australian Services Union would like thank Linda White for her enormous contribution to the union and its members. Linda is one of the great servants of our union and her experience, skill and knowledge will remain a massive asset to the labour movement and other progressive causes in the…
Being elected to serve the members of the Australian Services Union was a very proud moment in my life and I have dedicated myself to their interests every day that I have worked here. In my time at the union, we have done some extraordinary things together. Some of these…
The Second Creditors Meeting was held this morning and creditors overwhelmingly voted to endorse the sale of Virgin Australia to new owner Bain Capital. This is a significant milestone for ASU members at Virgin as it means the company will continue to exist and continue to fly as we emerge…
On 1 September 2020 the ASU and Auscript participated in a second phone Conference before Commissioner Harper-Greenwell in the pay dispute. After hearing that a meeting between the parties on 20 August did not resolve the award minimum vs EA Bronze rate issue the Commissioner proposed the following attempt at…
Maurice Blackburn and the ASU are pleased to announce that we have reached an in principle agreement on the terms of a new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU will proceed to hold members' meetings later this week and the intention is to hold a formal employee ballot in around 3 weeks'…
Maurice Blackburn and the ASU are pleased to announce that we have reached an in principle agreement on the terms of a new Enterprise Agreement. The ASU will proceed to hold members meetings later this week and the intention is to hold a formal employee ballot in around 3 weeks'…