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Qantas airports update

18 September 2020
Today ASU delegates and officials met with the company reps to consult about the EOIs for redundancy results and the binding offers that have been accepted, those that have not and what the process is from here on the issues of Special Leave without Pay and temporary conversion from Full…
On 25 August 2020, Qantas Group made the shocking announcement that it intends to consider outsourcing Australian Airport ground operations performed by Qantas Airlines, QGS and Jetstar Services staff working in ramp, baggage handling and fleet presentation at 11 Australian Airports. This work is covered by the Transport Workers Union…
ASU delegates and organisers held our third consultation meeting with Qantas airports and Lounge management on Friday 21st August 2020 and we can now advise that offers to take redundancy will be made to a range of people who have expressed interest in volunteering to take a compulsory redundancy. On…
Qantas management’s decision to bank a $124 million profit instead of paying workers for money owed to them shows even in a pandemic, people come second to profit at Australia’s biggest airline. Qantas has refused to pay approximately 6000 workers between $1500 (part-time workers) and $2000 (full-time workers) owed to…
The ASU met with Qantas management for our second meeting to continue consultation about the expressions of interest and redundancies affecting airport and lounge staff on Monday, 17 August 2020. Management provided us with an update on the results of the EOIs for each port.  The results differ between different…
Early on the morning of 23 July 2020, the ASU filed an application in the Federal Court seeking declarations, back pay and penalties against Qantas for breach of the JobKeeper Minimum Payment Guarantee (S 789GDA of the Fair Work Act). The ASU is working with the TWU and FAAA, who…
ASU delegates and officials met with Qantas airports management on 16th July 2020 to finalise the consultation about how the initial stage of the Expression of Interest (EOI) process will operate in airport customer service following the announcement of the Qantas Next 100 recovery plan by Alan Joyce on 26th…
On Friday 10th July 2020 your ASU reps and officials had our second meeting with Qantas airports management about the expression of interest process the company is proposing for ASU covered redundancies at Australian airports and lounges. Qantas management has given us a lot of information to understand, absorb and…
As previously reported we believe that Qantas has been stealing penalty rates by counting them against the wrong JobKeeper top-up. This means workers lose money when they work one pay period but don’t work the next. This week your ASU took the Qantas to the Fair Work Commission to test…
ASU Qantas airport delegates and officials had our first meeting with Qantas airport senior management on Monday 6th July via videoconference to discuss how the announcement by Alan Joyce on 25th June 2020 will affect ASU members in customer service roles at airports. On 26th June 2020 your ASU wrote…
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