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JobKeeper pays coming! In good news for ASU members at Menzies Aviation, the company has told us they will process JobKeeper pays on Wednesday 29 April. This will include: Back-pay for 30 March to 12 April. Leave taken during this period will not be recredited. If you earnt less than…
The National Consultative Committee is scheduled to meet on Wednesday, 6 May 2020. The NCC is a forum for ASU delegates to meet with national representatives from the company, and raise concerns or ask questions. We’ll be asking the company about the stand downs, JobKeeper pay and the future of…
The ASU wrote to Swissport on 24 April 2020 demanding more information about the company’s threat to make 80% of its workforce redundant. Read our letter hear. Swissport’s shameful threats come in the same week that other ground-handlers were registering for the JobKeeper Scheme. This would pay the company $1500…
Member Update By now, you should have received information about the first Virgin Australia creditors meeting from Deloitte, to your work email address. There are some important next steps in this process: Step 1: Proxy Forms We are asking that ASU members proxy to an ASU representative, Emeline Gaske, at…
ASU members are rightly outraged by Qantas’ manipulation of the JobKeeper payment. They are using taxpayers’ money to deny penalty rates to hardworking and loyal workers. On your behalf, we wrote to Qantas last Sunday. On 23 April 2020 Qantas wrote to the ASU to confirm its position on payroll…
You will have heard yesterday that Virgin Australia has gone into voluntary administration. The ASU has been working hard since the COVID-19 crisis began to protect the jobs and entitlements of all of our members in airlines, and to save Virgin Australia and the jobs of 16,000 people who work…
The Australian Services Union today called on the Federal Government to urgently intervene to save 16,000 Virgin Airlines jobs as the company went into voluntary administration today. Assistant National Secretary Linda White said it was not too late to save Virgin Airlines, but this was the Prime Minister’s last opportunity.…
You will have heard this morning that Virgin Australia has gone into voluntary administration. We know that you may be concerned about this announcement, but we want to assure you that your union is together with you throughout this process. It’s important to know that: You still have a job.…
On Friday last week, many Qantas employees who had been stood down were expecting their first $1,500 JobKeeper payment. Qantas had announced that, in order to assist staff, it would bring forward these payments even though they had yet to receive the payment from the government. However, many of you…
The schedule we have seen would be for the next 8 weeks from 20 April 2020, it has changed a lot and is not 100% locked in with government. We are able to give you an indication of stand up numbers and what the flying schedules are likely to mean…