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BEFORE the pandemic hit, Australian airlines carried roughly five million passengers on domestic routes each month. The Morrison government’s announcement of 800,000 discounted airline tickets as a replacement for the axed JobKeeper program is therefore being rightfully treated with scorn and anger – it represents less than two weeks of…
Today the ASU launched our campaign with members across Australia to Save Homelessness Services and demand the Federal Government – Don’t Close the Door! The Federal Government is set to cut funding to homelessness services by over $50million. This is because they are refusing to continue to cover the costs…
Following the endorsement of ASU members Fair Work Commissioner Harper-Greenwell has issued a Statement (see on reverse side of this Bulletin) confirming the resolution of the CPI as well as the Annotators’ classification dispute. The Commissioner commended both the ASU and Auscript for their collaborative approach to all matters raised…
The Australian Services Union (ASU) would like to extend our formal support for March 4 Justice. The ASU is one of Australia’s largest unions, representing approximately 135,000 members in every state and territory. The ASU has members in many industries and occupations in the public, community and service sectors. Relevantly,…
The Australian Services Union today condemned the Federal Government’s replacement for JobKeeper as “welfare for business”. Emeline Gaske, Assistant National Secretary of the Australian Services Union - the largest union representing workers in the aviation industry - said the Government’s decision not to tie industry assistance to jobs was a…
ASU delegates and officials have been meeting regularly with Virgin to deal with member concerns about shift cancellations due to lockdown/border closures and other resourcing issues. While we all hope that there will be no further snap lockdowns and border closures, and that Virgin’s flying schedule will become more predictable,…
Today Qantas released their half year revenue figures publically. What this shows is the urgent need for government action across aviation in Australia to Keep Australia Flying. JobKeeper and a loyal workforce have kept Qantas going through the COVID-19 crisis. But the crisis in aviation is not over. We need…
The ASU is campaigning for ongoing income support and wage subsidies for the aviation sector to make sure aviation workers and our industry are supported through this crisis and the COVID-19 recovery. We have launched our campaign to Keep Australia Flying because nobody should be left behind by this crisis.…
ASU members are very concerned about recent announcements regarding redundancies in Virgins Corporate and Head Office teams. Yesterday, Virgin announced 350 redundancies at its Corporate and Head Office in Brisbane. We condemn this decision and the way the announcement was handled. The company made the announcement before notifying the ASU…
Virgin and aviation companies today joined unions representing tens of thousands of workers in a fresh appeal to the Prime Minister to implement ‘AviationKeeper’, an extension to JobKeeper for all aviation workers beyond March. The 14 signatories to the letter first campaigned for AviationKeeper support in a previous letter to…