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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…
The ASU is calling on Menzies Aviation to offer ‘Special Leave Without Pay’ to all employees affected by stand downs. This is special arrangement for employees who don’t want to work during the stand down, but also don’t want a redundancy. It freezes your employment, so you have certainty to…
On Sunday evening – 12 July 2020 – Jetstar notified the ASU that a CSO in Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19 and is now isolating at home. Jetstar management subsequently notified the ASU that an asymptomatic employee took advantage of the pop-up testing available at Terminal 4 - Melbourne Airport,…
Last night we held one of the biggest ever online mass meetings of aviation workers in Australia, where hundreds of workers from all over the country, from all different airlines and aviation companies unanimously endorsed our campaign for AviationKeeper now. At the meeting, members voted to step up our campaign…
Unions and employers representing tens of thousands of aviation workers have sent a joint appeal to the Prime Minister to implement Aviation Keeper, an extension to Jobkeeper. The letter coincides with an advertising campaign to highlight the need for AviationKeeper so that workers have access to JobKeeper beyond September. The…
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…
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