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…

ASU update on Coronavirus

It has now been confirmed that a passenger travelling on Tiger Australia flight TT566 from Melbourne to the Gold Coast has tested positive for Coronavirus. The flight on 27 January landed at the Gold Coast at 8.00 p.m.  Overnight, the World Health Organization declared a global health emergency with the viral novel coronavirus, named 2019-nCoV. Your union…