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South Australia’s Weatherill Labor Government today awarded a contract for a new solar thermal power station in Port Augusta, where the state’s last coal-fired power station was shut last year. The contract is the final piece of the puzzle needed to build a world-leading clean energy generator that will provide…
ASU officers have been discussing commencing negotiations for a new EBA with Jetstar management. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes 30 September 2017. What is the first step? Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR). The Fair Work Act requires Jetstar to provide all employees who are to be covered…
The Fair Work Commission has now held the approval hearing for the Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017. What did the ASU say to the Commission? At the hearing the ASU told the Commission that the agreement could not be approved as the Commission could not be satisfied that the agreement: Passed…
Last week, ASU notified Jetstar that we had concerns your Annual Leave accruals had dropped. A number of ASU members at ports across Australia reported that incorrect Annual Leave balances appeared on the pay slip issued on 4th August 2017 Investigation provides some answers Feedback from Jetstar on Monday morning…
Today Qantas has made the extraordinary announcement that they intend to centralise ALL of the resource planning for each airport to Mascot. They have announced that all Resource Coordinators will be made redundant unless they want to apply for a new position that would be located in Sydney. Short sighted…
On Thursday 4 August 2017 your ASU representatives from around the country started receiving increasing numbers of reports Australia wide, that Annual Leave accruals dropped – for some employees by up to 50 hours. A number of ASU members at ports Australia wide have reported that incorrect Annual Leave balances…
Working Australians are struggling to keep up with the soaring cost of living, while the Turnbull Government hands out $65 billion in tax cuts to big corporations. The results of The University of Melbourne’s Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (Hilda) survey found all Australians are being hurt by…
Your ASU negotiating team met with management again on 25 July 2017. We discussed a range of matters including: Making sure the workplace consultative committee works fairly Ensuring that the job selection process used by VA for promotions and progression is fair Enshrining a procedure to make sure annual leave…
A new ABS report, which uses new methodology to link total number of jobs with individual workers, shows that 750,000 people work two or more jobs to simply to survive. The report finds more than 750,000 Australians currently have second and third jobs due to mass underemployment. The new statistics…
Following two major ASU surveys about retirement security, what we learned demanded further study and the search for solutions. Today we are proud to launch the report: “Not So Super, For Women: Superannuation and Women’s Retirement Outcomes”, in collaboration with progressive think tank Per Capita. The report confirms our findings,…