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Qantas & QF Regionals

Qantas’ decision to make vaccinations mandatory demonstrates the failure of the Federal Government to show leadership on this issue. Emeline Gaske, Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union said workers were disappointed that a vacuum in political leadership had left these decisions to individual employers. “Members received an email…
Following yesterday’s announcement by Qantas that 2,500 Qantas workers would be stood down for 2 months from mid-August, the ASU put pressure on the Federal Government to confirm that its newly announced $750 a week payment would be made available to all stood down Qantas workers, not just pilots and…
This morning Qantas announced that 2,500 of its workers would be stood down for 2 months from mid-August. This follows yesterday’s Federal Government announcement of a support package for aviation workers – but it remains unclear who is covered by that package. The ASU is urgently seeking confirmation from the…
Qantas have made a number of announcements to staff in the last couple of days, once again failing to properly consult with staff about the major changes they are proposing. Roster Changes Qantas recently announced significant changes to its rostering practices without consulting employees or the ASU. Qantas wants to…
Last night (Wednesday, 21 July) Qantas CEO Alan Joyce wrote to staff saying that the company could not guarantee that they would not be stood down in the near future. The CEO also stated that if stand downs were required, the company expects that support packages would kick in to…
The Australian Services Union today called on the Federal Government to urgently reinstate JobKeeper after Qantas threatened unpaid standdowns in response to the lockdowns currently affecting more than 13 million Australians. The union’s Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said we are now in a national crisis and thousands of jobs…
Qantas Group released a Wages Policy today that announced a two-year wage freeze in all new EBAs. This means that Qantas Group workers will need to wait until 2022 or 2023 to see a pay increase. Even then, Qantas Group says it wants to lock in a miserly 2% pay…
On 23 March 2021, the ASU met with Qantas to discuss the results of the non-binding EOI process. Qantas says that it is ready to start a binding EOI process and start recruitment for the new FOC and FPO roles. Binding EOI Qantas will ask employees to make a binding…
Today Qantas released their half year revenue figures publically. What this shows is the urgent need for government action across aviation in Australia to Keep Australia Flying. JobKeeper and a loyal workforce have kept Qantas going through the COVID-19 crisis. But the crisis in aviation is not over. We need…
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…
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