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Jetstar scrambles to find staff for peak season

Transport & Northern Admin November 23, 2020

The ASU have been saying to Jetstar that they needed to think about to resourcing a likely boost to available work from December 2020 and now they are scrambling to find the staff. The ASU has been meeting regularly with…

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Qld Rail – Station Operations – Do you need a Doctor’s Certificate for Personal Leave Days?

Transport & Northern Admin November 16, 2020

We have been contacted by members who are concerned about being directed to produce a Doctor’s Certificate for personal/carers leave.  The Clause relating to his requirement in your Enterprise Agreement is very clear: Evidence requirements 44.14 An employee must provide…

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Qld Rail Station Operations Survey

Transport & Northern Admin November 12, 2020

We are being regularly contacted by members who have concerns about the Qld Rail Station Operations Rosters and Rostering Process.  We are currently working with management to review the Rostering Principles with the aim of improving the roster process and…

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JobKeeper – Qantas Appeals Justice Flick’s Decision; the ASU keeps fighting for fairness

Transport & Northern Admin November 10, 2020

On 9 November 2020, a Full Court of the Federal Court heard Qantas’ appeal of Justice Flick’s decision interpreting the JobKeeper Minimum Payment Guarantee (s 789GDA). In October, Justice Flick had made a declaration interpreting the minimum payment guarantee that…

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ANOTHER RESTRUCTURE? SHAME QANTAS

Transport & Northern Admin November 9, 2020

Qantas has announced a major restructure of its airport operations. So far we know that this affects sales, ticketing and baggage desks at all Australian Airports, and the MOCO function at Sydney Airport. We know that Qantas intends to make…

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Qld Rail – Station Operations – Does your Roster give you Shiftworker Status?

Transport & Northern Admin November 2, 2020

As you know the Qld Rail Station Operations Agreement 2020 provides a number of improvements to entitlements for team members.  One of the most significant of these is the classification and eligibility for Shiftworker Status.  Employees that are classified as…

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Qld Rail – Recruitment and Selection Policy – Get Your Feedback

Transport & Northern Admin October 29, 2020

As you know there have been a lot of opportunities recently to apply for alternative roles at Qld Rail, particularly in the Train Crew and Station Operations areas.  Our members have applied for a number of these roles across the…

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Gladstone Ports Corporation – continue to stifle bargaining.

Transport & Northern Admin October 23, 2020

The Services Union understands that you want a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA), however your employer Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) is intent on holding the process up. Don’t worry, our Union is by your side and will continue to ensure…

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JobKeeper Changes & Extended Scheme – Important Changes

The Federal Government has made some important changes to JobKeeper. The good news is that the JobKeeper Payment scheme has been extended until 28 March 2021 to ensure more Australians can stay in jobs and more businesses can survive the…

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Gladstone Ports Corporation BARGAINING PRINCIPLES – MISSING IN ACTION

Transport & Northern Admin September 30, 2020

Fairness, Efficient and Sustainable.  These are the three key principles that Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) claim to be applying to your Enterprise Agreement (EA) negotiations! However, these principles were missing in action today from your management! GPC repeatedly stated they…

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