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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…
Given that the Company has notified staff about significant reductions in flight capacity of the airline – including a suspension of all international flying from 30 March and a 50% drop in domestic capacity until 14 June 2020 – there will be a lot to work through for you. The…
National Disability Services (the peak for NDIS service providers) and the Australian Services Union, the Health Services Union and the United Workers Union (the ‘NDIS Unions’) have come together to develop principles and processes to support the disability sector and its workforce during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This pandemic is…
ASU members have contacted us about Qantas Group media release published today. The ASU has had a number of informal discussions with key Workplace Relations team members over the last month about what analysis the business has been considering to address the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak impact on demand for flights.…
It is now clear that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a significant impact on the business, as well as the health and well-being of our community. As we have said in our earlier bulletins, the ASU have been seeking meetings with Virgin Australia to be updated and consulted about the…
The Transport Workers’ Union and Australian Services Union have written to the Federal Government in a joint appeal to urgently intervene to save jobs and companies in aviation. As Qantas massively cuts its flights and all aviation companies scale back operations, the unions wrote to the Prime Minister asking for…

ASU and TWU letter to PM

17 March 2020
Now is not the time for the government to sit on its hands. Assistance and support to the industry must focus on protecting the jobs of workers not simply propping up companies. We urgently call on the government to meet with us and act to save the airlines industry. Dear…
ASU members have contacted us about media reports that Flight Centre will be closing 100 stores Australia wide. The ASU has commenced some discussions with key Human Resources team members about the Company’s consultation obligations. We have also has sought to meet with Company decision makers and for those meetings…

Emirates Ballot Outcome

16 March 2020
The ASU congratulates Emirates staff for sending a clear message to management about what they want from their next EBA. The voting outcome, as follows: 35 staff voted ‘Yes’ - 20.35% of the total ballots returned. 137 staff voted ‘No’ - 79.65% of the total ballots returned. This result is…