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On 2 April 2020, your ASU was in the Fair Work Commission arguing our case for stood down workers to be paid sick and carers leave. Qantas was represented by a top end of town law firm and a Queens Counsel which would have cost the company a lot of…
On 2 April 2020, your ASU bargaining representatives met with Singapore Airlines management to bargain for a new enterprise agreement. Management explained its proposed log of claims. They are now seeking: A pay freeze in 2020; 2.8% pay increase in 2021, and a 2.3% pay increase in 2022; Management have…
Today the ASU has met with team members from Workplace Relations to continue talks about the Voluntary Redundancy Expression Of Interest (the ‘VR EOI’) process under way with Guest Services ground crew. Clarity around timeframes and process The Company has confirmed further details, as follows: EOIs must be submitted by…
Huge union win! For the last three weeks the ASU along with other Australian unions have been campaigning relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. Three weeks ago Prime Minister Morrison refused to even consider a wage subsidy. But our…
On 24 March 2020 the Helloworld group stood down over 1,200 staff for 8 weeks and has not allowed anyone to access more than 2 weeks leave of any type during this time even if you have more accumulated annual leave or long service leave that could be used and…
Today the ASU has written to Helloworld group General Manager Human Resources Alex Trifonidis demanding fair and flexible access to paid annual leave for employees affected by the stand down. Mr Alex TrifonidisGeneral Manager Human ResourcesHelloworld Travel Limited EMAIL Dear Mr Trifonidis  Re: Notification of dispute pursuant to s 526…
The Fair Work Commission has today decided to vary the Clerks Private Sector Award to insert a Schedule of special conditions to assist employers and employees adapt to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Today’s decision of the Fair Work Commission allows those special conditions to operate until 30 June 2020. The special…
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…