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Following the successful ‘No!’ vote in June, the bargaining committee brought Emirates back to the table and provided your feedback on their current Proposal. When the ballot was returned on 26th June 2017, Emirates' current Proposal had been rejected by staff. Emirates agreed to come back to the table to…
We had another meeting with Qantas on 23 August 2017 in Sydney. We got more detail on how the restructure is going to work and it is not pretty, in fact we have significant concerns that it will not work. Hidden in the small print is the fact that Qantas…
Your ASU national negotiating team met with VA management on Tuesday 15 August 2017. At that meeting VA made some proposals for changes to your enterprise agreement. We now need feedback from members about what you think of the proposals, and what we should do next. ASU delegates and organisers…
The Turnbull Government has backed down from demanding Essential Services infrastructure be covered by the ABCC Building Code. Employment Minister Cash has revised the code to exempt any building related to essential services. For the ASU this includes work engaged by members in the energy, water and local government essential…
The Turnbull Government will use a 10 day meeting at an undisclosed location in Sydney as an attempt to jump start negotiations on the defunct Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) this weekend. The TPP, which independent analysis concluded will see tens of thousands of Australian jobs lost, has been dead since the…
Australian workers’ wages are not keeping up with the cost of living and over a million working people are underemployed, figures released today by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) reveal. The cost of living is growing 16 per cent faster than wages in the private sector. Workers are doing…
Unfortunately Qantas came to our scheduled meeting on 15th August 2017 with ASU delegates and officials completely unprepared to even explain why they want to centralise Airports Workforce planning. They provided us with a broad brush presentation that effectively answered nothing. We have therefore rescheduled a meeting to get all…
Following the meeting on 10th August the Union presented some outstanding clauses and REX put forward a pay proposition and will meet again on 24th August to attempt to finalise the process. In the meantime we need to seek members’ advice on the REX pay proposal as outlined below.  Annual…
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…