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We are saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mary Nelson at 102 years of age at a Rowville Nursing Home. Mary was the longest serving life member of the ASU, 82 years, and former book keeper and employee with a predecessor Union of the ASU, the Federated Clerks…
Qantas’ decision to make vaccinations mandatory demonstrates the failure of the Federal Government to show leadership on this issue. Emeline Gaske, Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union said workers were disappointed that a vacuum in political leadership had left these decisions to individual employers. “Members received an email…
Recently the Federal Government together with State governments have announced several assistance packages designed to support workers and businesses in response to the current COVID-19 outbreaks. For Workers Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you…
Following yesterday’s announcement by Qantas that 2,500 Qantas workers would be stood down for 2 months from mid-August, the ASU put pressure on the Federal Government to confirm that its newly announced $750 a week payment would be made available to all stood down Qantas workers, not just pilots and…
This morning Qantas announced that 2,500 of its workers would be stood down for 2 months from mid-August. This follows yesterday’s Federal Government announcement of a support package for aviation workers – but it remains unclear who is covered by that package. The ASU is urgently seeking confirmation from the…
Qantas have made a number of announcements to staff in the last couple of days, once again failing to properly consult with staff about the major changes they are proposing. Roster Changes Qantas recently announced significant changes to its rostering practices without consulting employees or the ASU. Qantas wants to…
Last night (Wednesday, 21 July) Qantas CEO Alan Joyce wrote to staff saying that the company could not guarantee that they would not be stood down in the near future. The CEO also stated that if stand downs were required, the company expects that support packages would kick in to…
The Australian Services Union today called on the Federal Government to urgently reinstate JobKeeper after Qantas threatened unpaid standdowns in response to the lockdowns currently affecting more than 13 million Australians. The union’s Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said we are now in a national crisis and thousands of jobs…
Recently the Federal Government together with State governments have announced several assistance packages designed to support workers and businesses in response to the current COVID-19 outbreaks. For Workers Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you…
The Australian Government and some Australian states and territories are providing payments to some workers during coronavirus. Employees who can’t work because of COVID-19 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you must self-isolate or quarantine,…
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