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All systems go for Qantas EBA11

09 February 2016 By ASU, the airlines industry union

Around 60 ASU delegates from all states and territories met in Melbourne on 3 February 2016 to commence preparations for bargaining in Qantas Airways, QCatering and QFIT.

asu-airlines-general-bulletin-button600pxwAlmost 1000 responses for our EBA 11 survey were received and the results were considered in depth at our meeting. Delegates endorsed a recommendation for our ASU EBA 11 claim which now needs to be considered by ASU members.

Meetings are being organised in all locations to consider this draft claim before the claim is given to Qantas. Watch out for local meeting dates and times.

Our ASU EBA 11 National Negotiating Team (NNT) was elected by the delegates. The team comes from a range of areas in Qantas and NNT members work in a diverse range of jobs in different classifications. Full time, part time, and job share staff are represented on the team.

Qantas bargaining representatives notice

The Fair Work Act requires Qantas to provide all employees who are to be covered by the proposed EBA 11 with a letter outlining your rights. We expect Qantas to send out the letter within the next few weeks. Negotiators of EBAs are called "bargaining representatives".

Members of the ASU do not have to do anything about the appointment of a bargaining representative – the ASU is automatically your bargaining representative and the ASU NNT is made up of ASU delegates and officials who will conduct the negotiations for ASU members.

If you are not an ASU member now is the time to join so you can have a say about the claim and be represented by our team. You can join on line at

What next?

It is important to attend your local meeting to consider the delegates' recommendation about the claim. We will also provide members with a detailed understanding of the EBA survey results so watch out for details.

Need more information

Contact your local ASU organiser for more information (download the full bulletin below for details).


icon Qantas EBA11 Bulletin - 9 February 2016

Contact Details
Name: Linda White, ASU Assistant National Secretary
Telephone: 03 9342 1400
More info: ASU Qantas news