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Virgin Australia is issuing Stand Down notices TODAY for all employees covered by the Virgin Australia Ground Crew Agreement 2018 (‘the EBA’). They have also commenced an Expression Of Interest (‘an EOI) process for opting into allocations for remaining work to run the reduced flight schedule, as well as voluntary…
ASU members have contacted us about Emirates’ proposal for Stand Downs for the period 1 April to 30 June 2020. Since our last Bulletin circulated on 26 March 2020, the ASU and ALAEA had been seeking a meeting with Emirates to discuss their contingency plans for staff as the COVID-19…
We know you’re hurting and are in shock this morning The situation for Virgin Australia has changed rapidly. The Company will keep flying through the COVID-19 outbreak but it will be a very, very limited service. But we want to make sure that you know we will be by your…
Yesterday the ASU sent a letter to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce calling for the payment of the outstanding bonuses that were promised to ASU covered staff at Qantas Airways and Eastern Australian Airlines in 2018. These bonuses were frozen pending finalisation of our next rounds of bargaining which are due…
Dnata Catering has announced that employees will be stood down because there is no useful work for them to do because of the coronavirus. We know you’re worried These are unprecedented times and things are changing so quickly. Unfortunately this is not business as usual. But we want to make…
Increased support for workers who lose their jobs or are stood down, on low incomes, or in casual and contract employment. On the 22 March the Federal Government announced that there will be additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or…
Qantas workers are outraged the Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a meagre $390,500 fine to the airline giant for more than $9 million in wage theft. The Ombudsman today announced it had reached an agreement with Qantas which includes the fine after it robbed hundreds of workers of their wages,…
ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU’s EBA 12 claim after attending meetings to discuss the recommendations from the ASU Qantas National delegates meeting which was held on 5th February 2020. Thanks to all members who took the time to come and participate in meetings. The ASU claim…
In December 2020, the Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) found that Swissport’s Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018 (‘Swissport Agreement’) did not meet the minimum legal standards for wages and conditions in the Airlines Award. They invited Swissport to update the pay and conditions of the Swissport Agreement so that they met the…
In a Decision on 20 December 2019, the Fair Work Commission found that employees covered the Swissports Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018 (‘2018 Agreement’) would not be ‘better off overall’ compared to the Airlines Award. The Airlines Award is the absolute legal minimum for people working in the Airlines Industry. There’s…