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The saga with Qantas over JobKeeper continues. As we reported back in April 2020, Qantas believes that in a fortnight an employee did not work it can nevertheless use the $1500 fortnightly JobKeeper payment to pay for penalty rates from the preceding fortnight. We have maintained from the start that…
Consistent with the 6 April Order of FWC Commissioner Yilmaz, a fourth Joint Consultative Committee meeting between ASU reps and Auscript management was held on 23 June 2020. Further JCC meetings are scheduled for 16 September and 16 December 2020. The following issues were discussed along with an update on…
As published in the Daily Telegraph and the Courier Mail, 1 July 2020 Where the bloody hell are the planes, ScoMo LINDA WHITE As AUSTRALIANS slowly emerge from their COVID-19 cocoons, many are looking upwards, searching the sky for planes which used to be such a familiar sight. Most of…
You might have seen an email from the Management Negotiating Team about the progress of bargaining for a new enterprise agreement (EBA) this week. It’s not surprising that there were some errors in management’s email about the position of the ASU and the ENT. They sent the email only an…
Rostering discussions will be an ongoing and evolving process. We will be talking with ASU members every step of the way. We’re meeting with Customer Services management The ASU have opened discussions with Virgin Australia about longer term solutions to rostering. Many ASU members have raised concerns about the time…
We know that the last couple of months have been incredibly stressful for you, but a successful bidder for Virgin - Bain Capital has now been announced and we are in the final stages of administration. This stage is the most critical – it’s where the administrator and the bidder…
The Australian Services Union has urged the Federal Government to meet with Virgin Australia’s successful bidder Bain Capital and unions representing aviation workers as soon as possible to secure a plan for the airline’s survival. Australian Services Union Assistant National Secretary Linda White today welcomed the news that Bain would…
The Australian economy cannot afford a significant contraction of the aviation industry and the Federal Government must stand up for workers’ jobs in the wake of Qantas’ devastating announcement of 6000 job cuts. Australian Services Union Assistant National Secretary Linda White today urged Qantas management to reverse its decision on…
You will have received an email from Mr Aelred Rodrigues, Human Resources Manager - Australia & New Zealand about continuing to restrict Emirates services for the foreseeable future. The ASU and ALAEA sought a meeting with Emirates to discuss Emirates' proposals for extending the current Stand Down for Emirates employees,…
Workers have convened a mass virtual rally at the office of Pauline Hanson in Brisbane today, asking that more is done to protect Australia’s aviation workforce and industry. The Keep Australia Flying rally led by the Australian Services Union sought to extend JobKeeper to workers like those at Dnata and…
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