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The Union and other interested parties met with REX on Tuesday 31st October. After further discussions including access to Annual Leave, Management have reviewed their final proposals. There is now only one clause (Appendix 1 Level4) to be completed before a final document is ready for members to consider. The…
Today, the Senate Community Affairs Committee has handed down its report into the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission legislation, and made a number of recommendations supporting the positions that have been put by ASU members. ASU members appeared before the Committee hearing back in September, and told Senators that investment…
The ACTU is calling for the minimum wage to be raised to the level of a living wage, on which a low-paid worker could support themselves and their family, after ABS figures released last week show that soaring cost of living is driving millions of workers into poverty. ACTU Secretary…
The Australian Council of Trade Unions has warned that the Federal Government’s changes to the superannuation industry will make it easier for employers to steal workers’ superannuation, in addition to giving the big banks access to workers’ super. Independent research shows that $5.6 billion of super goes unpaid every year,…
While we are fighting for your rights, organising to get fair pay rises and secure jobs, the Turnbull Government is coming after working people, your union and now your superannuation. You helped us stop the Government’s anti-union bills. We won because the crossbench heard your voice. We need your help…
The ASU tabled our final detailed claims for EBA6 and met with Jetstar representatives to continue bargaining. On 26 October the National Negotiating Team met with Jetstar for the third time for bargaining to replace the Jetstar/ASU Agreement 2014 (EBA5). Discussions focussed on claims 14, 15, 16, 18 and claims…
The ASU have notified the Fair Work Commission that we believe the Emirates Enterprise Agreement 2017, cannot be approved. Many members have raised their concerns with the ASU about the recent voting outcome in light of changes to Emirates’ Trans-Tasman operations. We’ve taken care to scrutinise the whole voting process…
ASU members are angry that the VA CEO Mr John Borghetti has been awarded millions in bonuses at the same time the company is trying to cut our take home pay. Negotiation update We had a negotiation meeting with management on 16 October 2017. We have been able to make…
The message from the community has been loud and clear during the deliberations of the People’s Inquiry into Privatisation: take back control of public services! After public hearings all over Australia last year, taking written submissions from individuals as well as affected organisations, and commissioning research, the People’s Inquiry is…
What is this? It is a disclosure from your union of the ‘financial benefits’ it may receive from the terms of your EA. Why have I received this disclosure? Earlier this year the Coalition Government passed amendments to the Fair Work Act requiring employer and employee representatives to make disclosures…