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The Australian Services Union is proud to announce Emeline Gaske will be its new Assistant National Secretary. Emeline comes to the role with deep experience at the union, currently leading the national communications and campaigns team. She has played a key leadership role on the strategy and negotiations with Virgin…

Qantas airports update

18 September 2020
Today ASU delegates and officials met with the company reps to consult about the EOIs for redundancy results and the binding offers that have been accepted, those that have not and what the process is from here on the issues of Special Leave without Pay and temporary conversion from Full…
We have all been shocked by the Jetstar decision to outsource the work of Jetstar services staff working on the ramp in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Adelaide and Avalon. Around 350 staff will lose their jobs as a result of this decision which came without warning. Unfortunately it seems Jetstar…
The Australian Services Union would like thank Linda White for her enormous contribution to the union and its members. Linda is one of the great servants of our union and her experience, skill and knowledge will remain a massive asset to the labour movement and other progressive causes in the…
Being elected to serve the members of the Australian Services Union was a very proud moment in my life and I have dedicated myself to their interests every day that I have worked here. In my time at the union, we have done some extraordinary things together. Some of these…
The Second Creditors Meeting was held this morning and creditors overwhelmingly voted to endorse the sale of Virgin Australia to new owner Bain Capital. This is a significant milestone for ASU members at Virgin as it means the company will continue to exist and continue to fly as we emerge…
On 25 August 2020, Qantas Group made the shocking announcement that it intends to consider outsourcing Australian Airport ground operations performed by Qantas Airlines, QGS and Jetstar Services staff working in ramp, baggage handling and fleet presentation at 11 Australian Airports. This work is covered by the Transport Workers Union…
ASU delegates and organisers held our third consultation meeting with Qantas airports and Lounge management on Friday 21st August 2020 and we can now advise that offers to take redundancy will be made to a range of people who have expressed interest in volunteering to take a compulsory redundancy. On…
As a union member, your union along with all other members of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) have made an application to the Federal Court of Australia with the support of Virgin Administrators and the management team to make sure all of our members will be represented at…
Since Virgin publicly announced significant job losses on 5 August your ASU representatives have been involved in extensive negotiations where we have tried to make the restructure process as fair and transparent as possible for Guest Services employees. We are holding a meeting for ASU members to go through your…