United Services Union

Type: Organization
Name: United Services Union
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Ausgrid to offshore IT jobs

Publicly owned electricity distribution business Ausgrid is proposing to send 37 IT jobs offshore as unions step up a campaign to protect their workers' job security.The United Services Union said Ausgrid management believes it can save $8.5 million a ... [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 2 hours ago]
First reported Oct 16 2014 - Updated Oct 16 2014 - 1 reports

Mortdale forum told: ‘Spread the word’ to spark debate on state electricity ‘sell-off’

St George Community Unions said about 90 people were at the Mortdale RSL Club meeting on Wednesday night.Workers and residents who attended a community forum at Mortdale were encouraged to become vocal about the proposed privatisation of the electricity ... [Published St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Oct 16 2014]
First reported Oct 13 2014 - Updated Oct 13 2014 - 1 reports

State government’s electricity sell-off proposal sparks off Mortdale forum on Wednesday

St George Community Unions is organising the event which starts at 6pm.A community forum on the state government’s proposed electricity privatisation plan will be held on Wednesday at Mortdale RSL Club.St George Community Unions is organising the event ... [Published St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Oct 13 2014]
First reported Oct 07 2014 - Updated Oct 07 2014 - 1 reports

Union, minister enter talks over blueprint

THE United Services Union is in talks with Local Government minister, Paul Toole, over changes proposed in the NSW government’s ‘Fit for the Future’ blueprint. THE United Services Union is in talks with Local Government minister, Paul Toole, over changes ... [Published Bombala Times - Oct 07 2014]
First reported Oct 01 2014 - Updated Oct 01 2014 - 1 reports

Union talks continue

Fairfield Council and the United Services Union are negotiating to resolve a dispute over a new enterprise agreement that led 169 workers to strike last Thursday and Friday. Union organiser Sandi Morthen said workers opposed a council proposal in which ... [Published Daily Telegraph Australia - South West - Oct 01 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Australian call centre staff face insecurity and mental health issues secondary to abuse

It has not been a great month for call centre workers in Australia, with talk of the Department of Human Services (DHS), Medicare and Qantas all making changes to their current call centres.Reports that Telstra will partner with DHS call centres to deal ... [Published ABC Online - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

Macarthur: community members and Endeavour Energy workers concerned by impact of electricity network sale

Macarthur: community members and Endeavour Energyworkers concerned by impact of electricity network saleStop the Sell Off campaigners are in the Macarthur regiontoday (Tuesday) to discuss the impacts of Premier Mike Baird’s electricityprivatisation plan, ... [Published Medianet - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Campaigners take time out to meet workforce

IT’S been a long crusade, with tens of thousands of kilometres being clocked up. IT’S been a long crusade, with tens of thousands of kilometres being clocked up. But, the message is important enough to warrant that, according to Electrical Trades Union ... [Published Singleton Argus - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 25 2014 - Updated Sep 25 2014 - 1 reports

Fairfield Council staff on strike

FAIRFIELD Council’s indoor and outdoor staff have walked off the job today and are on strike after negotiations over new enterprise bargaining agreements broke down. The workers, who include garbage collection crews, librarians, road and civil works staff, ... [Published Daily Telegraph Australia - South West - Sep 25 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon Workers in Germany Strike for Better Pay

Ver.di workers on strike outside an Amazon warehouse in Germany. Photo: ver.di FacebookSome 2,000 German employees of Amazon, the internet retail giant, - Bad Hersfeld, Graben, Leipzig and Rheinberg. The strike action was coordinated by Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft ... [Published CorpWatch - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 23 2014 - Updated Sep 23 2014 - 1 reports

Amazon: German warehouse workers strike for better pay

Amazon employees in Germany walked out yesterday as part of their campaign for decent pay.Staff at the US firm’s Leipzig, Bad Hersfeld, Graben and Rheinberg logistics centres will strike until tomorrow evening, the United Services Union (Ver.di) said ... [Published Morning Star Online - Sep 23 2014]
First reported Sep 18 2014 - Updated Sep 18 2014 - 1 reports

Consultation Happens South of The Border!

New South Wales (NSW) Liberal-National Minister for Local Government, Paul Toole, today addressed the Annual Conference of the United Services Union (USU) in Sydney.The USU is our sister-union south of the border.Minister Toole spoke proudly of the consultative ... [Published Australian Services Union - Sep 18 2014]

Quotes

"If electricity network companies are already looking to cut jobs and send positions overseas, it's no wonder that staff fear massive job cuts from privatisation, which is what happened in Victoria when an overseas buyer took control of the electricity network."
"We all have bad days, but when your job is highly monitored, that bad day is more apparent when there are measures to measure your productivity" he said

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Ausgrid to offshore IT jobs [Published Sydney Morning Herald - 2 hours ago]
Mortdale forum told: ‘Spread the word’ to spark... [Published St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Oct 16 2014]
State government’s electricity sell-off proposa... [Published St George & Sutherland Shire Leader - Oct 13 2014]
Union, minister enter talks over blueprint [Published Bombala Times - Oct 07 2014]
Union talks continue [Published Daily Telegraph Australia - South West - Oct 01 2014]
Australian call centre staff face insecurity an... [Published ABC Online - Sep 30 2014]
Macarthur: community members and Endeavour Ener... [Published Medianet - Sep 29 2014]
Campaigners take time out to meet workforce [Published Singleton Argus - Sep 25 2014]
Fairfield Council staff on strike [Published Daily Telegraph Australia - South West - Sep 25 2014]
Amazon Workers in Germany Strike for Better Pay [Published CorpWatch - Sep 23 2014]
Amazon: German warehouse workers strike for bet... [Published Morning Star Online - Sep 23 2014]
Consultation Happens South of The Border! [Published Australian Services Union - Sep 18 2014]
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