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On 24 March 2020 the Helloworld group stood down over 1,200 staff for 8 weeks and has not allowed anyone to access more than 2 weeks leave of any type during this time even if you have more accumulated annual leave or long service leave that could be used and…
Today the ASU has written to Helloworld group General Manager Human Resources Alex Trifonidis demanding fair and flexible access to paid annual leave for employees affected by the stand down. Mr Alex TrifonidisGeneral Manager Human ResourcesHelloworld Travel Limited EMAIL Dear Mr Trifonidis  Re: Notification of dispute pursuant to s 526…
The Fair Work Commission has today decided to vary the Clerks Private Sector Award to insert a Schedule of special conditions to assist employers and employees adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Today’s decision of the Fair Work Commission allows those special conditions to operate until 30 June 2020. The special…
Things are moving very fast and changing daily. It is a stressful time for ASU members made worse by Virgin Australia’s confusing communications and unreliable clunky IT systems. After receiving confirmation from the Company yesterday, we wrote to you about expecting to receive Stand Down notices from Virgin Australia, as…
Today the Flight Centre Travel Group has notified staff by letter that they will progressively stand down many many people. This decision is subject to feedback from staff and may change should responses to the COVID-19 outbreak continue to escalate. In conversations with the ASU, HR Manager for the Group…
Things are moving very fast and changing daily. It is confusing and stressful for members. As members in operational areas in Qantas, Jetstar, AAE and QantasLink know we were able to negotiate with the Qantas Group to get two week blocks of work available during stand down periods so that…
The Australian Services Union has come to an agreement with the Federal Government and employers to temporarily vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award to accommodate changes to work patterns with the COVID-19 crisis. The Award covers around 1 million Australian workers around 65% of whom are women. The jobs…
The Virgin Australia Group announced Stand Downs yesterday for many other parts of the business. They have also announced that the International network is not going to continue flying the current schedule after we are through the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that some redundancies have also been announced. After consultation…
Virgin Australia is issuing Stand Down notices TODAY for all employees covered by the Virgin Australia Ground Crew Agreement 2018 (‘the EBA’). They have also commenced an Expression Of Interest (‘an EOI) process for opting into allocations for remaining work to run the reduced flight schedule, as well as voluntary…
ASU members have contacted us about Emirates’ proposal for Stand Downs for the period 1 April to 30 June 2020. Since our last Bulletin circulated on 26 March 2020, the ASU and ALAEA had been seeking a meeting with Emirates to discuss their contingency plans for staff as the COVID-19…
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