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ASU delegates and Organisers met with Jetstar ahead of their plans to communicate the continuation of flying schedules and a minimum viable network up to 3 July 2020. The ASU took the opportunity to raise ongoing concerns with the administration of JobKeeper payments over the 1st three fortnights of Stand…
There has been a lot happening at Qantas and so we want to give members an overview of a number of issues that we have been dealing with on members’ behalf, so here is a quick summary: Payroll – can it get any worse? JobKeeper has been in place for…
Findings from a survey of more than 2300 disability workers released today shows that the current workforce conditions under the NDIS serve to undermine the capacity of the workforce to provide quality support to people with disability. Commissioned by the Health Services Union (HSU), United Workers Union (UWU) and Australian…
ASU members are furious at Menzies Aviation’s decision to steal their annual leave. Menzies says their cash flow issues means that need to force you to run down your leave balances. Nonsense! You earned that leave through your own hard work. We understand these are tough times, but this is…
After the majority of staff said ‘No’ to Appendix D Singapore airlines is asking you to vote again. We’ve asked them to listen to their staff and take this off the EBA agenda. You’ll have two choices: An amended Appendix D No Appendix D The company has told us that…
The ASU recently received correspondence from Thai Airways International (‘known as THAI’) stating that they don’t intend to apply for the JobKeeper scheme and that they believe they’re ineligible for the program. We reviewed the tax status of a number of overseas airlines, including THAI, to assess their eligibility under…
The Qantas Group have provided the ASU with information about upcoming JobKeeper pay dates. A table is provided below confirming all the dates that Jetstar is to make a JobKeeper payment to ALL eligible employees for the duration of the scheme. Any employee who believes they are entitled to JobKeeper…
The peak body for working people in Australia has released a comprehensive blueprint for rebuilding the economy and restoring jobs in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis. The ACTU’s eight-point plan has called for the creation of two million new secure jobs and the halving of job insecurity to be set as…
What has already happened Step 1: Appoint Administrator The Board and Management Team of Virgin Australia appointed Deloitte as administrator of Virgin Australia and related entities on 20th April 2020. Step 2: First meeting of creditors The first creditors meeting has been held, and at this meeting the appointment of…
Since launching our survey last week, many ASU members have told us about a countless numbers of serious pay issues that have occurred since the start of the JobKeeper scheme. We also wrote to Jetstar management telling them what you are experiencing. Many of you have raised questions and concerns…