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 Government that airport staff will be included in the financial support package. We are also meeting with Qantas later today to discuss the impact of the standdown announcement on airport workers.
We will report more to members as soon as we have more information.
What other support is available?
We know this is a very stressful time, if you or someone you know needs help do not hesitate to reach out to Lifeline 131114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.
For support with any workplace issues, please contact your ASU Branch:
|NSW US||Thomas Russell||0419 761 320|
|NSW/ACT Services||Rhiannon Robson||0418 336 345|
|VIC PS||Imogen Sturni||0433 339 656|
|QLD Together||Allison Finley-Bissett||1800 177 244|
|QLD Services||Glenn Desmond||0427 975 806|
|SA/NT||Lesley Till||0497 555 875|
|TAS||Aaron De La Torre||0427 813 821|
|WA||Yvonne Klaa||0417 969 767|