We know you’re worried.
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 know we will be by your side every step of the way.
As of right now your union is in ongoing discussions with all aviation companies that operate in Australia. This includes domestic and international airlines, ground handlers, contractors, air freight and catering companies.
We are urgently discussing every available option to keep jobs safe through this crisis.
This means some workers may be asked to accept one the following options:
• Access accrued leave (including annual leave, long service leave, DILs, TOIL & RDOs)
• Voluntary leave
• Temporary flexible work arrangements
• Leave at half pay
• Temporary job share
• Leave without pay without exhausting entitlements first
• Career breaks
• Temporary part-time for full-time workers
• Reduced hours for part-time workers
We are working hard to ensure your jobs are protected. But we may all have to make some tough decisions. It is in everyone’s interests to ensure that Australian aviation companies come through this difficult time.
This crisis will pass, and the aviation industry will rebound. They will require skilled and dedicated employees to help them recover quickly. Airlines and all aviation companies must commit to protecting their employees to ensure their own future.
We will continue to keep you up to date as our discussions with the aviation companies continue.
In the meantime, if you are in need of individual assistance please contact the ASU or your delegate.
For more resources on your health and safety, and rights at work during the coronavirus, go to www.actu.org.au/coronavirus and for all airlines news go to www.asuvic.org
For a quick and informative explainer video watch here.
We’re also calling for the Government to provide two weeks paid special leave to help all workers affected by COVID-19, including workers who may be forced to take leave or stood down during the crisis. Sign the petition here.
COVID-19: Workers’ Rights Resource Centre