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The ACTU stands in solidarity with the Australian Services Union and Transport Workers Union, which are defending airport workers in the Fair Work Commission today against a disgraceful attempt by aviation company Aerocare to impose poverty level conditions on its workers. ALERT: The ASU is in the Fair Work Commission…
ACTU President Ged Kearney will attend a high-visibility action and address the media to call on the Prime Minister and senior Ministers including Michaelia Cash and Christian Porter to meet with the ACTU to discuss Family and Domestic Violence. No member of the Turnbull Government has made the time to…
The ACTU welcomes Brendan O’Connor’s announcement that the Australian Labor Party will act to address the use of non-representative agreements if it forms the next government. The dispute at Carlton United Breweries drew national attention to the use of non-representative agreements – which are signed by a handful of workers…
At our 2nd meeting with Jetstar management on 9th October 2017 we tabled most of our remaining detailed claims, as follows: Claim 10 - Ensure job security of Jetstar employees by providing that any contractors are paid the same rates and conditions. Claim 25 - Provide for the ability to…
The ASU and the Employee Bargaining Reps (EBR’s) reached an in principle agreement with NCR regarding a new eba in September. The new eba is largely a status quo document with a 2.25%p.a wage increase. The first wage increase of 2.25% will be backdated till 1st September and then there…

Negotiations continue @ REX

16 October 2017
Your bargaining representatives and the United Services Union met once again with REX management on Tuesday 26th September. Discussions were held regarding the following issues: Union Claims Senior CSO PositionsREX presented an initial offer for senior positions including a cap of 20% of employees to be eligible. Discussion still underway…

Anti-Poverty Week 2017

16 October 2017
Statement from ACTU President Ged Kearney: This week is Anti-Poverty Week, a reminder that three million working Australians are living in poverty. The current minimum wage is not enough to lift all Australians above the poverty, according to the Fair Work Commission Expert Panel. Â Roughly three million Australians are…
An IMF report released yesterday shows that the Turnbull Government’s tax cuts for big business would increase inequality and concentrate more wealth in the hands of the few, echoing the calls from the Australian Union movement to end the corporate tax cuts and urgently address inequality. The Report shows top…
The ASU is happy to report that 95% of all employees that voted during the EBA ballot voted in favour of the new EBA. This is fantastic news and locks in all of your current conditions for another 3 years as well as delivering a variety of improvements. What happens…
The changes to industry super proposed by the Turnbull Government will mean less money and more exploitation for working people. The changes – which include replacing union representatives with former executives on boards and subjecting industry super to a harsher regulatory regime than the big banks have to navigate –…