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Things are moving very fast and changing daily. It is a stressful time for ASU members made worse by Virgin Australia’s confusing communications and unreliable clunky IT systems. After receiving confirmation from the Company yesterday, we wrote to you about expecting to receive Stand Down notices from Virgin Australia, as…
Today the Flight Centre Travel Group has notified staff by letter that they will progressively stand down many many people. This decision is subject to feedback from staff and may change should responses to the COVID-19 outbreak continue to escalate. In conversations with the ASU, HR Manager for the Group…
Things are moving very fast and changing daily. It is confusing and stressful for members. As members in operational areas in Qantas, Jetstar, AAE and QantasLink know we were able to negotiate with the Qantas Group to get two week blocks of work available during stand down periods so that…
The Australian Services Union has come to an agreement with the Federal Government and employers to temporarily vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award to accommodate changes to work patterns with the COVID-19 crisis. The Award covers around 1 million Australian workers around 65% of whom are women. The jobs…
The Virgin Australia Group announced Stand Downs yesterday for many other parts of the business. They have also announced that the International network is not going to continue flying the current schedule after we are through the COVID-19 outbreak. This means that some redundancies have also been announced. After consultation…
Virgin Australia is issuing Stand Down notices TODAY for all employees covered by the Virgin Australia Ground Crew Agreement 2018 (‘the EBA’). They have also commenced an Expression Of Interest (‘an EOI) process for opting into allocations for remaining work to run the reduced flight schedule, as well as voluntary…
ASU members have contacted us about Emirates’ proposal for Stand Downs for the period 1 April to 30 June 2020. Since our last Bulletin circulated on 26 March 2020, the ASU and ALAEA had been seeking a meeting with Emirates to discuss their contingency plans for staff as the COVID-19…
We know you’re hurting and are in shock this morning The situation for Virgin Australia has changed rapidly. The Company will keep flying through the COVID-19 outbreak but it will be a very, very limited service. But we want to make sure that you know we will be by your…
Yesterday the ASU sent a letter to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce calling for the payment of the outstanding bonuses that were promised to ASU covered staff at Qantas Airways and Eastern Australian Airlines in 2018. These bonuses were frozen pending finalisation of our next rounds of bargaining which are due…
Dnata Catering has announced that employees will be stood down because there is no useful work for them to do because of the coronavirus. We know you’re worried These are unprecedented times and things are changing so quickly. Unfortunately this is not business as usual. But we want to make…