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,…

Virgin Australia Members Update

It is now clear that the COVID-19 outbreak will have a significant impact on the business, as well as the health and well-being of our community. Download the PDF here These are unprecedented times and things are changing so quickly.  Unfortunately, this is not business as usual. But we want to make sure that you…