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On Thursday, 26 November, your ASU Bargaining Team met with representatives of AIA management to continue negotiations for a new enterprise agreement. Management has told us that they hope to finish discussions before the Board Meeting on 15 December. We think that’s doable, but we need your feedback on the…
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 the company. We stand in solidarity with all workers affected…
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 Jetstar to hear about improving flight schedules, returning to work…

Jetstar rostering update

12 November 2020
We’ve called on Jetstar to adopt a set of measures to fix front of house (FOH) rostering and make it fair! SIGN & SHARE PETITION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JetstarPetition ASU delegates and organisers met with Jetstar on Friday 6 and Tuesday, 10 November to hear their response to measures. At the last meeting on…
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 would have made Qantas’ payment practices unlawful. Qantas appealed the…
As borders re-open, travellers are being warned to expect delays and lost baggage problems with Qantas announcing they will sack key customer service workers in the holiday season. The Australian Services Union is furious at the move which would see hundreds of job cuts. Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said…
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 the following changes: abolishing the service desk (including for premium…
We’re calling on Jetstar to adopt a set of measures to fix front of house (FOH) rostering and make it fair! SIGN & SHARE PETITION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JetstarPetition ASU delegates and organisers have been meeting with Jetstar on a monthly basis to work through issues members face with Stand Down and rostering. At…

WHERE ARE OUR RDOS QANTAS?

30 October 2020
We understand that Qantas has altered employee records to delete 20th days accrued since March for employees on stand down. . We understand that the company has explained this to staff as a simple correction of an error in the IT payroll system. This is simply unacceptable. Qantas is obliged…
The Australian Services Union is outraged by the treatment of passengers, including Australian citizens prior to boarding a flight from Doha to Sydney. Thirteen Australian women were strip searched and subjected to invasive physical examinations without their consent. ASU Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said the treatment of women passengers…
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