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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…
Please note, confidential information provided during the meeting of the Committee is not present in this update. What is the Creditors Committee of Inspection? The Creditors Committee of Inspection is an advisory group made up of all the representatives of those who Virgin owes money. Each union representing Virgin workers…
What has already happened Step 1: Appoint Administrator The Board and Management Team of Virgin Australia appointed Deloitte as administrator of Virgin Australia and related entities on 20th April 2020. Step 2: First meeting of creditors The first creditors meeting has been held, and at this meeting the appointment of…
You will have heard yesterday that Virgin Australia has gone into voluntary administration. The ASU has been working hard since the COVID-19 crisis began to protect the jobs and entitlements of all of our members in airlines, and to save Virgin Australia and the jobs of 16,000 people who work…
ASU members will have awoken to news this morning that Virgin Australia has taken the decision to halt trading and there is ongoing speculation about a federal government bail out of the airline. We know that the airline has been struggling for some time, so this is serious. The impact…
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…
In our last Bulletin we confirmed that the Company notified the ASU about significant reductions in flight capacity of the airline – we also said that we were working through the detail of some proposals to mitigate the impact of those reductions to you. Announcements made by governments over the…
Dear Prime Minister, We write to you regarding the impact of the pandemic outbreak. As employers and unions representing tens of thousands of workers and suppliers across aviation, we stress that the situation has become dire and requires urgent attention, beyond the first assistance package. With the cancellation of most…
The Australian Services Union has urged greater engagement with workers and total transparency about use of the Government’s first round of aviation industry assistance. Assistant National Secretary Linda White said all funds announced by the Government must be used to maintain jobs and stand-downs should only be used once those…
We know you’re worried These are unprecedented times and things are changing so quickly. Unfortunately this is not business as usual. But we want to make sure that you know we will be by your side every step of the way. Qantas Group announced the following changes to schedules, to…
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