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Today Qantas released their half year revenue figures publically. What this shows is the urgent need for government action across aviation in Australia to Keep Australia Flying. JobKeeper and a loyal workforce have kept Qantas going through the COVID-19 crisis. But the crisis in aviation is not over. We need…
The ASU is campaigning for ongoing income support and wage subsidies for the aviation sector to make sure aviation workers and our industry are supported through this crisis and the COVID-19 recovery. We have launched our campaign to Keep Australia Flying because nobody should be left behind by this crisis.…
ASU members are very concerned about recent announcements regarding redundancies in Virgins Corporate and Head Office teams. Yesterday, Virgin announced 350 redundancies at its Corporate and Head Office in Brisbane. We condemn this decision and the way the announcement was handled. The company made the announcement before notifying the ASU…
The ASU has lodged a Stand Down dispute with Jetstar in the Fair Work Commission because the airline continues to make last minute changes to rosters, as well as recall staff to work at short notice – sometimes to work single shifts. Jetstar has also reneged on commitments made to…
ASU members have raised a number of urgent concerns about the way rosters are being managed in local ports. ASU officials met with Virgin today to raise your concerns including issues with unworkable roster patterns, unpredictable hours of work, ability to opt out of rosters, as well as recognition of…
TODAY ASU members win! ALL associated degrees for Social and community services workers now protected by the Professional Pathway and will be exempt from government fee increases. Earlier this year the Federal government proposed DOUBLING university fees for community services degrees (e.g. Social Work, Human Services, Mental Health, Social Sciences,…
The formal process to finalise our Virgin Australia and ASU Guest Services and GCC Enterprise Agreement 2020 is underway. The proposed agreement now must be voted on by employees. ASU members have fought hard together and recommend voting YES. Well done to all ASU delegates and members for coming together…
The Australian Services Union has issued proceedings in the Fair Work Division of the Federal Court for breach of workplace laws against the Commonwealth Government, the Commissioner of Taxation as head of the Australian Taxation Office, ATO Chief Operating Officer Jacqui Curtis, Deputy Commissioners of Taxation Jeremy Geale and Bradley…
ASU – AIRPORTS AND LOUNGES UPDATE On 3 December, ASU representatives met with Qantas management to discuss the proposed restructure of Airports. Qantas continues to say skilled customer service professionals at Airports and Lounges will be made redundant, but it can’t answer basic questions about the new ‘innovations’ they say…
ASU members have now agreed in-principle to the proposed Virgin Australia and ASU Guest Services and GCC Enterprise Agreement 2020 which will shortly go out to a vote. Well done to all ASU delegates and members for coming together and working hard to retain decent, secure jobs and conditions that…