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As we advised in our recent bulletin Aerocare have appealed against the Fair Work Commission refusal to approve the Aerocare Collective agreement 2017. We can now advise that the hearing is before the full bench of the Fair Work Commission (i.e. 3 people) on 19th October 2017 in Sydney. The…

AIA We’ve Won

11 October 2017
Senior management have withdrawn their claim to include face to face and call centre fundraisers in the agreement. All AIA employees will continue to be employed on the same terms and conditions. Congratulations to all the members and delegates who put in the hard work to get us here. Because…
After a difficult last few weeks dealing with redundancies and restructuring, we have now resumed negotiations for the new Support Staff and Lawyers Agreements. We had a meeting today (9th October 2017) and have another meeting planned for 17th October 2017. It is fair to say we have made some…
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…