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Please note, confidential information provided during the meeting of the Committee is not present in this update. What is the Creditors Committee of Inspection? The Creditors Committee of Inspection is an advisory group made up of all the representatives of those who Virgin owes money. Each union representing Virgin workers…
Earlier this week you may have seen a big announcement by Qantas management about the so called “Flywell” scheme they have devised to get domestic flying back to as close as normal as soon as possible. Of course everyone wants that but it is hard not to be a bit…
Disability workers are on the front-lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our society is relying on you to make sure that people with a disability get the support they need in these troubled times. Your hard work should be recognised. The ASU has lodged an application in the Fair Work Commission…
ASU delegates and Organisers met with Jetstar ahead of their plans to communicate the continuation of flying schedules and a minimum viable network up to 3 July 2020. The ASU took the opportunity to raise ongoing concerns with the administration of JobKeeper payments over the 1st three fortnights of Stand…
There has been a lot happening at Qantas and so we want to give members an overview of a number of issues that we have been dealing with on members’ behalf, so here is a quick summary: Payroll – can it get any worse? JobKeeper has been in place for…
Findings from a survey of more than 2300 disability workers released today shows that the current workforce conditions under the NDIS serve to undermine the capacity of the workforce to provide quality support to people with disability. Commissioned by the Health Services Union (HSU), United Workers Union (UWU) and Australian…
ASU members are furious at Menzies Aviation’s decision to steal their annual leave. Menzies says their cash flow issues means that need to force you to run down your leave balances. Nonsense! You earned that leave through your own hard work. We understand these are tough times, but this is…
After the majority of staff said ‘No’ to Appendix D Singapore airlines is asking you to vote again. We’ve asked them to listen to their staff and take this off the EBA agenda. You’ll have two choices: An amended Appendix D No Appendix D The company has told us that…
The ASU recently received correspondence from Thai Airways International (‘known as THAI’) stating that they don’t intend to apply for the JobKeeper scheme and that they believe they’re ineligible for the program. We reviewed the tax status of a number of overseas airlines, including THAI, to assess their eligibility under…
The Qantas Group have provided the ASU with information about upcoming JobKeeper pay dates. A table is provided below confirming all the dates that Jetstar is to make a JobKeeper payment to ALL eligible employees for the duration of the scheme. Any employee who believes they are entitled to JobKeeper…