Qatar Airways must apologise to Australian passengers for unacceptable treatment

MEDIA STATEMENT Thursday, 29 October 2020 Qatar Airways must apologise to Australian passengers for unacceptable treatment   Download the official Media Statement here.   The Australian Services Union – Private Sector Branch is outraged by the treatment of female passengers, including Australian citizens prior to boarding a flight from Doha to Sydney on October 2.…

Dispute with HelloWorld

Dispute with HelloWorld The ASU understands communications have been sent out last night by HelloWorld outlining a proposal that would seek to create a permanent night shift as well as seek to make 2 redundancies. We have notified HelloWorld that we are in dispute over this proposal and process and do not accept that this process…

Cathay Pacific Restructure Announcement

Cathay Pacific Restructure Announcement Yesterday Cathay Pacific Airways announced job losses across the network due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the proposed restructure of its Australian operation. The ASU is seeking urgent information from the company on the impact of the proposed restructure, including the details of the roles which are to be made redundant…

ASU Challenges pay rates at PAL

ASU Challenges pay rates at PAL This week the ASU held members meetings about concerns raised by employees. Broadly, these concerns regarded lack of training and lack of support to deal with the work that is expected, as well as severe under staffing on busy shifts, leaving employees overworked and exposed to often angry and…

Recent JobKeeper payments made by Virgin

Recent JobKeeper payments made by Virgin Last week you will have received a new rate of JobKeeper payments but many members have reported a range of issues and significant confusion with the implementation.  It is extremely disappointing that Virgin is still finalising individual eligibility despite knowing of the changes for several weeks. At a time…

Recent JobKeeper payments made by Qantas

Recent JobKeeper payments made by Qantas Last week you should have received a JobKeeper payment which appeared to be significantly less than previous fortnightly JobKeeper amounts you may have received over recent months. The Federal Government in its decision to extend the JobKeeper payments until March next year has cut back on the amounts to…

QF-QBT EOI update

QF-QBT EOI update A meeting was held yesterday involving your Union Organisers, your ASU Delegates and senior Qantas management to discuss the outcomes of the recent EOI process and the next steps to be taken. Whilst the EOI process was open to all QF staff across the various QBT / HW operations nationally, in terms…