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Qantas Group 5k cash payment – the devils in the detail

24 June 2022 By ASU

The Qantas Group has announced a $5,000 payment to EBA covered employees. The ASU only became aware of the payment following news reports, and the reality is not as good as it seems.

It has strings attached!

The payment will be made to employees once a new enterprise agreement covering them is finalised. This behaviour attempts to pressure unions and workers to agree on new enterprise agreements, so the payment is made sooner.

Typical, it includes a set of unreasonable criteria, including that workers must not engage in any action that harms Jetstar.

Workers need proper pay increases!

Jetstar wants to apply the Qantas Group pay policy to your new Enterprise Agreement. The airline is proposing that you receive a zero per cent pay increase in 2022 and 2023. A once-off payment of $5000 does not provide workers with real cost of living relief.

Workers need a proper pay increase that keeps up with the cost of living on an ongoing basis, not a once-off payment to address the airline's public relations nightmare. As it is a once-off payment, you will lose the benefit of compounding on your salary, which means your pay will continue to stagnate.

We call on Jetstar to provide real respect to its workforce and provide fair pay increases that keep up with the cost of living.

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