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ROSTERING PRINCIPLES – OUR POSITION

Members like you work hard every day at Queensland Rail (QR) delivering essential rail services to the public and that’s why it’s important issues to do with your rostering are finalised in a satisfactory manner. As you may be aware,our…

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AIRLINES – DID YOU SEE US IN THE SENATE TODAY?

Transport & Northern Admin February 10, 2021

Did you see us today? Myself and other ASU members who work in airlines spoke to the Senate Inquiry into the Future of Aviation. I was nervous to be representing Airlines workers but our experiences of the impact of COVID-19…

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Queensland Rail – Station Operations – Union Catch Up

Transport & Northern Admin February 10, 2021

The Services Union met with Queensland Rail (QR) Station Operations Management for our fortnightly update.  There were a variety of topics discussed: Traincrew Meal room The requirement for Train Crew Meal Room’s to be cleaned was discussed.  This should only…

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ASU lodges Stand Down dispute

Transport & Northern Admin January 20, 2021

The ASU has lodged a Stand Down dispute with Jetstar in the Fair Work Commission because the airline continues to make last minute changes to rosters, as well as recall staff to work at short notice – sometimes to work…

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WE’RE TAKING QANTAS ALL THE WAY TO THE HIGH COURT

Transport & Northern Admin January 13, 2021

Today the ASU is filing a case against Qantas in the High Court of Australia on behalf of members across Australia. That includes you. Please read the article published in the Sydney Morning Herald this morning. We’re arguing that for…

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ASU in talks with Jetstar about the real impact of border closures

Transport & Northern Admin January 6, 2021

Jetstar waited until Christmas Eve to notify staff about new periods of Stand Down. As soon as we became aware of border closures taking effect in December, ASU officials urgently sought information from Jetstar about the impact to members. Jetstar…

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Qld Rail – Shift Worker Definition – Are You Entitled to 5 Weeks of Annual Leave???

Transport & Northern Admin December 7, 2020

The Qld Rail Station Operations Agreement came into effect in September 2020.  As you know there were many improvements to the Agreement including to the definition of Shiftworker and their entitlement to 5 weeks of annual leave. Below is a summary…

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QANTAS STILL CAN’T EXPLAIN HOW HALFBAKED RESTRUCTURE SCHEME WILL WORK

Transport & Northern Admin December 4, 2020

On 3 December, ASU representatives met with Qantas management to discuss the proposed restructure of Airports. Qantas continues to say skilled customer service professionals at Airports and Lounges will be made redundant, but it can’t answer basic questions about the…

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ASU AIRLINES SURVEY 2020

Transport & Northern Admin December 2, 2020

We know it has been a tough and challenging year. Throughout this unprecedented pandemic, union members across the airlines sector have fought to Keep Australia Flying. Now – we need to hear from you about your experience:  bit.ly/airlines_survey Because of…

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QANTAS DECIDES TO OUTSOURCE RAMP, BAGGAGE AND AIRCRAFT PRESENTATION

Transport & Northern Admin November 30, 2020

QANTAS has announced that it will outsource below wing work (ramp, baggage and aircraft presentation) at 10 Australian airports. We understand that QANTAS considered a TWU-led in-house bid, but rejected that proposal because it did not offer enough cost-savings to…

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