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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…
Given that the Company has notified staff about significant reductions in flight capacity of the airline – including a suspension of all international flying from 30 March and a 50% drop in domestic capacity until 14 June 2020 – there will be a lot to work through for you. The…
ASU members have contacted us about Qantas Group media release published today. The ASU has had a number of informal discussions with key Workplace Relations team members over the last month about what analysis the business has been considering to address the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak impact on demand for flights.…
It is now clear that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a significant impact on the business, as well as the health and well-being of our community. As we have said in our earlier bulletins, the ASU have been seeking meetings with Virgin Australia to be updated and consulted about the…
The Transport Workers’ Union and Australian Services Union have written to the Federal Government in a joint appeal to urgently intervene to save jobs and companies in aviation. As Qantas massively cuts its flights and all aviation companies scale back operations, the unions wrote to the Prime Minister asking for…
Now is not the time for the government to sit on its hands. Assistance and support to the industry must focus on protecting the jobs of workers not simply propping up companies. We urgently call on the government to meet with us and act to save the airlines industry. Dear…
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