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ASU and TWU letter to PM

17 March 2020
Now is not the time for the government to sit on its hands. Assistance and support to the industry must focus on protecting the jobs of workers not simply propping up companies. We urgently call on the government to meet with us and act to save the airlines industry. Dear…
ASU members have contacted us about media reports that Flight Centre will be closing 100 stores Australia wide. The ASU has commenced some discussions with key Human Resources team members about the Company’s consultation obligations. We have also has sought to meet with Company decision makers and for those meetings…

Emirates Ballot Outcome

16 March 2020
The ASU congratulates Emirates staff for sending a clear message to management about what they want from their next EBA. The voting outcome, as follows: 35 staff voted ‘Yes’ - 20.35% of the total ballots returned. 137 staff voted ‘No’ - 79.65% of the total ballots returned. This result is…
ASU members have contacted us about advice from the Company sent this morning, to all Group employees. The ASU has not received any notification from the Company about stand-downs. Stand-downs are not available under your Enterprise Agreement (‘the EBA’). In general, the ASU does not endorse unpaid stand-downs as a…
Qantas workers are outraged the Fair Work Ombudsman has issued a meagre $390,500 fine to the airline giant for more than $9 million in wage theft. The Ombudsman today announced it had reached an agreement with Qantas which includes the fine after it robbed hundreds of workers of their wages,…
ASU members across Australia have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU’s EBA 12 claim after attending meetings to discuss the recommendations from the ASU Qantas National delegates meeting which was held on 5th February 2020. Thanks to all members who took the time to come and participate in meetings. The ASU claim…
The ASU has carefully considered the decision to approve the 2018 Agreement. We believe that the 2018 Agreement should not have been approved because: The Commission’s assessment that the 2018 Agreement passed the better off overall test was not correct; The undertakings accepted by the Commission have made substantial changes…
Another Conference was held in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) on the 13 February regarding Auscript’s lack of consultation with employees and the ASU regarding the office closures and redundancies. The ASU Reported Back to Commissioner Yilmaz about what happened at the meeting in Brisbane between the ASU and Auscript…
You will be able to vote on a proposed agreement from the 20 to 26 February 2020. On Friday, 7 February 2020 Emirates confirmed that the draft agreement that we have seen will made available to for staff to review from 13 to 19 February 2020. Once the Access Period…
The Australian Services Union is your union at Singapore Airlines. Union members are getting ready to bargain with Singapore Airlines on a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) and we want to know what you think. Your EBA outlines all your wages and working conditions for the next few years. Do…