JobKeeper 2.0 update for members

As you may recall, earlier this year the ASU along with other Australian unions campaigned relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. In early April 2020 the Federal Government passed legislation and created the JobKeeper wage stimulus package which was scheduled to end in late…

ASU members left in the dark by THAI

The ASU recently received correspondence from Thai Airways International (‘known as THAI’) stating that they don’t intend to apply for the JobKeeper scheme and that they believe they’re ineligible for the program. We reviewed the tax status of a number of overseas airlines, including THAI, to assess their eligibility under the government’s Coronavirus Economic Response…

Urgent Update: We need your help to fix JobKeeper

Breaking: Senate to vote TONIGHT on motion to fix JobKeeper for staff working for overseas airlines. Can you contact these Crossbench Senators NOW asking them to vote to fix JobKeeper? Senator Pauline Hanson: senator.hanson@aph.gov.au 02 6277 3184 Senator Malcolm Roberts: senator.roberts@aph.gov.au 02 6277 3694 Senator Sterling Griff: senator.griff@aph.gov.au 02 6277 3128 Senator Rex Patrick: Senator.Patrick@aph.gov.au 02…

Virgin Group Proxies due 5pm TODAY

By now, you should have received information about the first Virgin Australia creditors meeting from Deloitte, to your work email address. We are asking that ASU members proxy to ASU representatives Emeline Gaske and Linda White at the first creditor’s meeting.   As an individual creditor you are a small creditor, but by pooling the votes…

Taking a stand at Serco TCS

For the past two months the ASU and CPSU have been actively negotiating with SERCO for a fair new enterprise agreement. As you all know, the Unions had to drag SERCO to the negotiating table after they restructured operations, delayed bargaining and changed the job descriptions of many employees leading to job losses and pay…

ASU Virgin Group 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 the first creditor’s meeting. As individuals you…

URGENT Union Update – Virgin Group

Tonight Deloitte has sent you a proxy from and your ELT has stated campaigning to seek staff proxy to them for these discussions. Do not submit your proxy until you get some information from us Don’t believe speculation, your union is not seeking to remove any administrator, members will make any final decision, when you have…

Save Virgin Australia

We are calling on the government to urgently commit to financial assistance for Virgin Australia and to save aviation in Australia. This week, Virgin Australia halted trading and there is ongoing speculation about a federal government bail-out. We know that the airline has been struggling for some time, so this is serious. The government must…

Federal Government JobKeeper payment

Updated 9 April 2020 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. The Federal Parliament has now passed legislation and created the JobKeeper wage stimulus package. This package is not perfect,…

Menzies Aviation stand down update

ASU representatives met with Menzies management to discuss the stand down of employees. Discussion focused on employee’s access to leave during the shutdown, and the allocation of work. We have asked that employees be given the opportunity to opt out from work during the stand down. This will help some members plan for the future,…