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The ASU have been saying to Jetstar that they needed to think about to resourcing a likely boost to available work from December 2020 and now they are scrambling to find the staff. The ASU has been meeting regularly with Jetstar to hear about improving flight schedules, returning to work…

Jetstar rostering update

12 November 2020
We’ve called on Jetstar to adopt a set of measures to fix front of house (FOH) rostering and make it fair! SIGN & SHARE PETITION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JetstarPetition ASU delegates and organisers met with Jetstar on Friday 6 and Tuesday, 10 November to hear their response to measures. At the last meeting on…
On 9 November 2020, a Full Court of the Federal Court heard Qantas’ appeal of Justice Flick’s decision interpreting the JobKeeper Minimum Payment Guarantee (s 789GDA). In October, Justice Flick had made a declaration interpreting the minimum payment guarantee that would have made Qantas’ payment practices unlawful. Qantas appealed the…
As borders re-open, travellers are being warned to expect delays and lost baggage problems with Qantas announcing they will sack key customer service workers in the holiday season. The Australian Services Union is furious at the move which would see hundreds of job cuts. Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said…
Qantas has announced a major restructure of its airport operations. So far we know that this affects sales, ticketing and baggage desks at all Australian Airports, and the MOCO function at Sydney Airport. We know that Qantas intends to make the following changes: abolishing the service desk (including for premium…
We’re calling on Jetstar to adopt a set of measures to fix front of house (FOH) rostering and make it fair! SIGN & SHARE PETITION: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JetstarPetition ASU delegates and organisers have been meeting with Jetstar on a monthly basis to work through issues members face with Stand Down and rostering. At…

WHERE ARE OUR RDOS QANTAS?

30 October 2020
We understand that Qantas has altered employee records to delete 20th days accrued since March for employees on stand down. . We understand that the company has explained this to staff as a simple correction of an error in the IT payroll system. This is simply unacceptable. Qantas is obliged…
The Australian Services Union is outraged by the treatment of passengers, including Australian citizens prior to boarding a flight from Doha to Sydney. Thirteen Australian women were strip searched and subjected to invasive physical examinations without their consent. ASU Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said the treatment of women passengers…
On Monday afternoon the ASU, along with other VA unions, met with Bain and Jayne Hrdlicka following last week’s shocking exit of Paul Scurrah as CEO (following months of promises to the contrary), and rumours about the airline moving to a low cost model. We demanded they come clean on…
The Australian Services Union has called on Bain Capital to confirm it is not seeking to turn Virgin Airlines into a low-cost carrier and to honour its promises to Virgin workers after long standing CEO Paul Scurrah was moved aside today. Australian Services Union Assistant National Secretary Emeline Gaske said…