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As mentioned in previous newsletters, formal negotiations for a new EBA commence on September the 3rd. In the lead up to this date the ASU needs to develop a log of Claims to serve on the employer. A Log is simply a list of union demands to improve employee pay…
The Australian Services Union today said its members were devastated at the decision to cut thousands of jobs at Virgin and its sister airline Tigerair. The union’s Assistant National Secretary Linda White said it had worked with the ACTU and other unions for months to reduce the number of job…
The results are in. The majority of ASU members who voted in the ASU member poll have supported the pause in bargaining until January 2021. This means it is the ASU’s position is to agree to pause bargaining until January 2021. Between then and now, you rights will be protected…
A week ago Jetstar agreed to start honouring the shift swap conditions in your EBA. Many ASU members reported that the ability to arrange like-for-like swaps in Webroster was no longer available. We believe that Work Force Planning directed ADM's to communicate to staff that swaps were not going to…
Early on the morning of 23 July 2020, the ASU filed an application in the Federal Court seeking declarations, back pay and penalties against Qantas for breach of the JobKeeper Minimum Payment Guarantee (S 789GDA of the Fair Work Act). The ASU is working with the TWU and FAAA, who…
Current as at 22 July 2020 On 21 July 2020 the Federal Government announced there will be changes to JobSeeker, the additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or are in casual and contract employment as a result of the economic…
Current as at 22 July 2020 As you may recall, earlier this year the ASU along with other Australian unions campaigned relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. In early April 2020 the Federal Government passed legislation and created the…
ASU delegates and officials met with Qantas airports management on 16th July 2020 to finalise the consultation about how the initial stage of the Expression of Interest (EOI) process will operate in airport customer service following the announcement of the Qantas Next 100 recovery plan by Alan Joyce on 26th…
On Sunday evening – 12 July 2020 – Jetstar notified the ASU that a CSO in Melbourne tested positive for COVID-19 and is now isolating at home. Jetstar management subsequently notified the ASU that an asymptomatic employee took advantage of the pop-up testing available at Terminal 4 - Melbourne Airport,…
On Friday 10th July 2020 your ASU reps and officials had our second meeting with Qantas airports management about the expression of interest process the company is proposing for ASU covered redundancies at Australian airports and lounges. Qantas management has given us a lot of information to understand, absorb and…