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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…
ASU members have contacted us about advice from the Company sent this morning, to all Group employees. The ASU has not received any notification from the Company about stand-downs. Stand-downs are not available under your Enterprise Agreement (‘the EBA’). In general, the ASU does not endorse unpaid stand-downs as a…
Qantas workers are outraged the Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a meagre $390,500 fine to the airline giant for more than $9 million in wage theft. The Ombudsman today announced it had reached an agreement with Qantas which includes the fine after it robbed hundreds of workers of their wages,…
ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU’s EBA 12 claim after attending meetings to discuss the recommendations from the ASU Qantas National delegates meeting which was held on 5th February 2020. Thanks to all members who took the time to come and participate in meetings. The ASU claim…
 Our ASU Qantas Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 12 (EBA12) Our ASU Qantas Enterprise Bargaining Agreement 12 (EBA12) commenced with the release of our EBA survey in November 2019. A Qantas Group National Delegates meeting was held on 5 February 2020. The meeting discussed our overall approach to the campaign for EBA12.…