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As you are likely aware the Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017 was rejected by the Fair Work Commission. The Australian Services Union is putting out this bulletin to explain the consequences for your terms and conditions of employment. Do I currently have an enterprise agreement? Yes. The Aerocare Collective Agreement 2012…
The ASU said no to senior management’s proposal for a special pay rate for fundraisers, because it would be below the legal minimum wage. The ASU has asked senior management to pay the SCHDS award rate appropriate to an employee’s skill, duties and experience. Senior management broke off negotiations and…
As we predicted in the newsletter to members on the 8th of September 2017 – “dnata takes a slash and burn position”, dnata has now decided to go to an employee ballot with an inferior eba without agreement from the ASU. From around the 26th September you be will be…
ASU members have presented a petition to MAB management calling on them to offer a fair pay increase of 4%. Earlier this month, MAB 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…
Emirates completed “Performance Matters!” appraisals for your 2016 performance during January of February 2017. During Bargaining, the ASU requested a summary of the completed assessments and Emirates provided us with two tables, as follows: YOUR GRADE THE OVERALL “PERFORMANCE MATTERS” RATING ACHIEVED BY FEBRUARY 2017 TOTAL Excellent Very Good Good…
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 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…
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,…
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…