At the first EBA 10 meeting with Qantas on 26th March, CEO of Qantas Domestic Lyell Strambi was questioned at length by your ASU Delegates about how Qantas staff covered by EBA 10 would be affected by the Qantas / Emirates alliance.
Your ASU Delegates made it clear that job security is the number one issue for ASU members in this EBA. No assurances were given about your job security.
And yet the day before, an article about the Qantas / Emirates alliance appeared in The Australian Financial Review stating, amongst other things:
“…airlines have already begun work to combine check-in and other airport services. They will now consider what synergies exist in everything from catering and ground workers to aircraft maintenance and procurement.
A Qantas spokesman on Sunday declined to comment on the timing for ACCC approval and any undertakings from the airlines, saying: we take nothing for granted in terms of the regulatory process” – Source: Australian
Financial Review 25th March 2013
So what’s really going on?
If Qantas refuses to commit to protecting our jobs we must fight for this in EBA 10.