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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…
On 5 May 2020, Menzies' management wrote to the ASU notifying us that the Company wants to vary your enterprise agreement to delay your pay increase from 1 July 2020 to 1 January 2021. This affects members in Melbourne and Sydney covered by the Menzies Aviation (Sydney and Melbourne) Customer…
The ASU has become aware that dnata catering are not eligible for the JobKeeper payment of $1500 per fortnight. This appears to affect the entire dnata group, including customer service, cargo and ramp employees. Why has this happened? On Friday, Scott Morrison’s Federal Government altered the eligibility rules for JobKeeper,…
A report by the UNSW Sydney released today shares the initial experiences of the disability workforce during the COVID-19 outbreak. Commissioned by Health Services Union (HSU), United Workers Union (UWU) and Australian Services Union (ASU), the report surveyed more than 2,300 disability workers and shows how COVID-19 has massively increased…
Disability workers have a challenging job at the best of times, but it’s twice has hard during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Disability workers are supporting their clients during self-isolation. This means new responsibilities (such as enhanced hygiene procedures) that aren’t reflected in your current pay. The ASU has made a joint…