Your JobSeeker Questions, Answered.

Your JobSeeker Questions, Answered. Recently, the Federal Government have made changes to both JobKeeper and JobSeeker. The Federal Government have confirmed they will not extend JobKeeper beyond the 28th of March 2021 leaving many workers uncertain about their future. With thousands of workers still reliant on the JobKeeper program this short-sighted announcement to cut JobKeeper…

Keep Australia Flying

Today we wrote to airlines and ground handlers to seek an urgent update on today’s tourism and aviation sector announcement and the impact it will have on the organisation.  Details of the letter are included below. We have also formally written to the Federal Government to seek an urgent briefing on what today’s announcement means…

Grow Your Union

COVID has brought home why it is so important to be in the union. Issues like job security, income, protection of entitlements and occupational health and safety have confronted millions of workers. We have worked to keep members in jobs and help them address concerns about safety. Our numbers have grown in recent months which…

Keep Australia Flying Report

Keep Australia Flying Report Today we launched the Keep Australia Flying Report. We surveyed more than 500 workers in aviation about what impacts COVID had on them and what they needed to come through this crisis. What we heard was aviation workers have been doing it tough. Aviation workers are highly skilled and know what…

JobKeeper Changes & Extended Scheme

The Federal Government has made some important changes to JobKeeper. The good news is that the JobKeeper Payment scheme has been extended until 28 March 2021 to ensure more Australians can stay in jobs and more businesses can survive the economic fallout of this pandemic. However, the bad news is that as of 28 September…

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…