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Unions, workers and aviation employers are urging the Federal Government to support airline workers and implement much needed financial security. Without urgent action to support airlines workers, the entire industry could collapse. Virgin and aviation companies today joined unions representing tens of thousands of workers in a fresh appeal to…
The Australian Services Union together with other unions will take Qantas to the High Court today over the airline’s misuse of JobKeeper which has seen many workers ripped off their pay after working public holidays, weekends and overtime. The fundamental argument is that employers should not be able to use…
Jetstar waited until Christmas Eve to notify staff about new periods of Stand Down. As soon as we became aware of border closures taking effect in December, ASU officials urgently sought information from Jetstar about the impact to members. Jetstar made numerous excuses for delaying their advice and did not…
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…
On 17 December 2020, the Full Federal Court decided in favour of Qantas in the JobKeeper case. The Full Federal Court has accepted Qantas’ interpretation of the Fair Work Act, which they say only applies to the amounts you are paid in any Jobkeeper fortnight. This means that Qantas can…
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…
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…
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