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The Australian Services Union together with other unions will take Qantas to the High Court today over the airline’s misuse of JobKeeper which has seen many workers ripped off their pay after working public holidays, weekends and overtime. The fundamental argument is that employers should not be able to use…
Jetstar waited until Christmas Eve to notify staff about new periods of Stand Down. As soon as we became aware of border closures taking effect in December, ASU officials urgently sought information from Jetstar about the impact to members. Jetstar made numerous excuses for delaying their advice and did not…
On 17 December 2020, the Full Federal Court decided in favour of Qantas in the JobKeeper case. The Full Federal Court has accepted Qantas’ interpretation of the Fair Work Act, which they say only applies to the amounts you are paid in any Jobkeeper fortnight. This means that Qantas can…
We can confirm today that VA Guest Services employees have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU Agreement. WELL DONE! Congratulations to ASU members for standing up against the severe cuts management had wanted to impose. Because we worked together we were able to: Save automatic progression! All existing employees will continue to…
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…
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