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ASU members want Qantas to pay them the right amount and on time. How hard can it be? But many ASU members have had serious problems with payroll since the start of the JobKeeper scheme. This is a short list of all the issues, there are many more: The pay…
ASU members are rightly outraged by Qantas’ manipulation of the JobKeeper payment. They are using taxpayers’ money to deny penalty rates to hardworking and loyal workers. On your behalf, we wrote to Qantas last Sunday. On 23 April 2020 Qantas wrote to the ASU to confirm its position on payroll…
On Friday last week, many Qantas employees who had been stood down were expecting their first $1,500 JobKeeper payment. Qantas had announced that, in order to assist staff, it would bring forward these payments even though they had yet to receive the payment from the government. However, many of you…
For the last three weeks the ASU along with other Australian unions has been campaigning relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. The JobKeeper Payment – a win by Unions for workers Thanks to the work of thousands of union…
On 2 April 2020, your ASU was in the Fair Work Commission arguing our case for stood down workers to be paid sick and carers leave. Qantas was represented by a top end of town law firm and a Queens Counsel which would have cost the company a lot of…
Things are moving very fast and changing daily. It is confusing and stressful for members. As members in operational areas in Qantas, Jetstar, AAE and QantasLink know we were able to negotiate with the Qantas Group to get two week blocks of work available during stand down periods so that…
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…
The Australian Services Union has urged greater engagement with workers and total transparency about use of the Government’s first round of aviation industry assistance. Assistant National Secretary Linda White said all funds announced by the Government must be used to maintain jobs and stand-downs should only be used once those…
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 sure that you know we will be by your side every step of the way. Qantas Group announced the following changes to schedules, to…
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,…