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The ASU contacted Virgin for an update on the impact of the Brisbane lock down this week who have confirmed there will be no material changes to Guest Services rostering at any port. Key Points The key points are, as follows: A number of flights to/from BNE in the next…
In an astonishing flip on the commitments Virgin has made to ASU members, including meaningful consultation with the ASU before engaging ANY Supplementary Labour, Virgin admit they initiated discussions with Hoban to start working in MEL and ADL by Good Friday! The ASU immediately called for an urgent meeting with…
ASU delegates and officials have met with Virgin to hear their proposal to engage casual Supplementary Labour to address staff shortages in 3 ports: BNE/MEL/ADL. Virgin are not proposing to engage casuals in SYD at this time because the current number of Team Members who are available to work at…
ASU delegates and officials have been meeting regularly with Virgin to deal with member concerns about shift cancellations due to lockdown/border closures and other resourcing issues. While we all hope that there will be no further snap lockdowns and border closures, and that Virgin’s flying schedule will become more predictable,…
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…
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…
We can confirm today that VA Guest Services employees have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU Agreement. WELL DONE! Congratulations to ASU members for standing up against the severe cuts management had wanted to impose. Because we worked together we were able to: Save automatic progression! All existing employees will continue to…
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…
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…
On Monday afternoon the ASU, along with other VA unions, met with Bain and Jayne Hrdlicka following last week’s shocking exit of Paul Scurrah as CEO (following months of promises to the contrary), and rumours about the airline moving to a low cost model. We demanded they come clean on…
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