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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…
The ASU congratulates Emirates staff for sending a clear message to management about what they want from their next EBA. The voting outcome, as follows: 35 staff voted ‘Yes’ - 20.35% of the total ballots returned. 137 staff voted ‘No’ - 79.65% of the total ballots returned. This result is…
ASU members have contacted us about advice from the Company sent this morning, to all Group employees. The ASU has not received any notification from the Company about stand-downs. Stand-downs are not available under your Enterprise Agreement (‘the EBA’). In general, the ASU does not endorse unpaid stand-downs as a…
The ASU has carefully considered the decision to approve the 2018 Agreement. We believe that the 2018 Agreement should not have been approved because: The Commission’s assessment that the 2018 Agreement passed the better off overall test was not correct; The undertakings accepted by the Commission have made substantial changes…
You will be able to vote on a proposed agreement from the 20 to 26 February 2020. On Friday, 7 February 2020 Emirates confirmed that the draft agreement that we have seen will made available to for staff to review from 13 to 19 February 2020. Once the Access Period…