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Last night we held one of the biggest ever online mass meetings of aviation workers in Australia, where hundreds of workers from all over the country, from all different airlines and aviation companies unanimously endorsed our campaign for AviationKeeper now. At the meeting, members voted to step up our campaign…
As previously reported we believe that Qantas has been stealing penalty rates by counting them against the wrong JobKeeper top-up. This means workers lose money when they work one pay period but don’t work the next. This week your ASU took the Qantas to the Fair Work Commission to test…
Following announcements made by Alan Joyce to the media about restructuring the group airlines, ASU delegates and organisers met with Jetstar management on 1 July 2020 to get an initial briefing about the impacts to management teams at airports, as well as JOCC and Operational Corporate Support and Commercial Corporate…
It’s time for ASU members at SQ to make a decision about the future of their EBA. Join the ASU Meeting at 5.00PM Eastern Time, on Monday, 13 July 2020 to have your say on management’s proposal to pause bargaining for 6 months. Click here to register. Your bargaining team…
Unions and employers representing tens of thousands of aviation workers have sent a joint appeal to the Prime Minister to implement Aviation Keeper, an extension to Jobkeeper. The letter coincides with an advertising campaign to highlight the need for AviationKeeper so that workers have access to JobKeeper beyond September. The…
ASU Qantas airport delegates and officials had our first meeting with Qantas airport senior management on Monday 6th July via videoconference to discuss how the announcement by Alan Joyce on 25th June 2020 will affect ASU members in customer service roles at airports. On 26th June 2020 your ASU wrote…
The saga with Qantas over JobKeeper continues. As we reported back in April 2020, Qantas believes that in a fortnight an employee did not work it can nevertheless use the $1500 fortnightly JobKeeper payment to pay for penalty rates from the preceding fortnight. We have maintained from the start that…
The ASU and ALAEA have met with Emirates to discuss the global announcements about changes to Emirates’ business model. In our initial discussion with the Company, HR representatives confirmed that you will be contacted by your manager or Supervisor by early next week. The Company should be able to tell…
Consistent with the 6 April Order of FWC Commissioner Yilmaz, a fourth Joint Consultative Committee meeting between ASU reps and Auscript management was held on 23 June 2020. Further JCC meetings are scheduled for 16 September and 16 December 2020. The following issues were discussed along with an update on…
As published in the Daily Telegraph and the Courier Mail, 1 July 2020 Where the bloody hell are the planes, ScoMo LINDA WHITE As AUSTRALIANS slowly emerge from their COVID-19 cocoons, many are looking upwards, searching the sky for planes which used to be such a familiar sight. Most of…