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It is indeed a happy day as after our ASU members and delegates continued advocacy over pay transparency and gender equality, the firm today has announced it will no longer enforce or continue the clause in staff contracts that requires secrecy about your pay. This is a great step forward…
The Fair Work Commission wrote to Emirates on 26 February about their application to certify a new Agreement. In their correspondence they raised 6 concerns about Emirates’ Agreement not meeting the National Employment Standards. The areas where the Commission says the Agreement might fall below standards or not make sense…
Introduction Since we reported last to members just before Christmas a number of things have occurred. Firstly, Canon did not proceed to trial the GPS tracking policy from early January 2018 as they had stated they would before Christmas. Secondly, there were 11 redundancies amongst Canon technicians in January/February 2018.…
Over the last week ASU members have had their say on the proposed new agreement, and it’s a resounding YES around the country. The online voting system opens at 6am on Wednesday 21 February 2018, and will close at 8pm on Tuesday 27 February 2018. Make sure you have your…
A fifth meeting of the bargaining committee took place by teleconference on Monday, 12th January 2018. Since negotiations commenced last December, two versions of Bupa’s proposed Agreement have been put to the bargaining committee. Once the detail of Bupa’s proposed Agreement was explained, Unions and employee representatives put forward their…
On 8 February your NNT held further negotiations with Jetstar. After a lengthy but healthy day of discussions and some further movement on our claims by Jetstar we now believe we have an offer we are able to recommend to ASU members. ASU Organisers and delegates will be holding members…
The Australian Services Union today called-out Qantas for their position on corporate tax cuts, saying the company had always pocketed its profits in preference to increasing wages. ASU Assistant National Secretary Linda White said during one of the most profitable periods in Qantas’ history it even frozen wages for the…
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…