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We know you’re hurting and are in shock this morning The situation for Virgin Australia has changed rapidly. The Company will keep flying through the COVID-19 outbreak but it will be a very, very limited service. But we want to make sure that you know we will be by your…
Yesterday the ASU sent a letter to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce calling for the payment of the outstanding bonuses that were promised to ASU covered staff at Qantas Airways and Eastern Australian Airlines in 2018. These bonuses were frozen pending finalisation of our next rounds of bargaining which are due…
Dnata Catering has announced that employees will be stood down because there is no useful work for them to do because of the coronavirus. 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…
In our last Bulletin we confirmed that the Company notified the ASU about significant reductions in flight capacity of the airline – we also said that we were working through the detail of some proposals to mitigate the impact of those reductions to you. Announcements made by governments over the…
Increased support for workers who lose their jobs or are stood down, on low incomes, or in casual and contract employment. On the 22 March the Federal Government announced that there will be additional income support available for workers who lose their job, are stood down, on low incomes or…
Dear Prime Minister, We write to you regarding the impact of the pandemic outbreak. As employers and unions representing tens of thousands of workers and suppliers across aviation, we stress that the situation has become dire and requires urgent attention, beyond the first assistance package. With the cancellation of most…
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…