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Qantas have made a number of announcements to staff in the last couple of days, once again failing to properly consult with staff about the major changes they are proposing. Roster Changes Qantas recently announced significant changes to its rostering practices without consulting employees or the ASU. Qantas wants to…
Last night (Wednesday, 21 July) Qantas CEO Alan Joyce wrote to staff saying that the company could not guarantee that they would not be stood down in the near future. The CEO also stated that if stand downs were required, the company expects that support packages would kick in to…
The Australian Services Union today called on the Federal Government to urgently reinstate JobKeeper after Qantas threatened unpaid standdowns in response to the lockdowns currently affecting more than 13 million Australians. The union’s Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said we are now in a national crisis and thousands of jobs…
Recently the Federal Government together with State governments have announced several assistance packages designed to support workers and businesses in response to the current COVID-19 outbreaks. For Workers Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you…
The Australian Government and some Australian states and territories are providing payments to some workers during coronavirus. Employees who can’t work because of COVID-19 Pandemic Leave Disaster Payment A payment of $1,500 (for each 14-day period) if you are unable to earn an income because you must self-isolate or quarantine,…
Exclusive Budget Update for ASU Social & Community Services Members   The Morrison Government has just announced the 2021 Federal Budget. So what does it all mean for you? Your union has had our experts locked away in the Budget lock up so that we can bring you our exclusive…
Exclusive Budget Update for ASU Members   The Morrison Government has just announced the 2021 Federal Budget. So what does it all mean for you? Your union has had our experts locked away in the Budget lock-up so that we can bring you our exclusive early insight and analysis about…
On Tuesday, 4 May the Fair Work Commission issued a provisional decision in its review of the minimum terms and conditions that apply to workers in the disability and community services industry, the SCHDS Award. It’s taken 5 years of work by your union, but it’s good to see the…
The ASU contacted Jetstar for an update on the impact of the Brisbane lock down this week and can confirm that the airline will continue the same approach to short notice stand downs that members will be familiar with. Key Points The key points are, as follows: Cancelled flights will…
ASU delegates have been ensuring that standards in the ALP’s new National Code of Conduct will be advanced through multiple forums currently reviewing support for MOP(S). Before Kate Jenkins from the AHRC was appointed to conduct an independent inquiry, ASU delegates were taking the lead in Canberra on urgent change…