Maurice Blackburn Members Meeting Next Week

Maurice Blackburn Members Meeting Next Week From our last EBA bulletin you are no doubt aware that Maurice Blackburn has now withdrawn the previous Offer (the Offer) to employees originally tabled in December 2019. Maurice Blackburn advises this is due to COVID-19 and the financial uncertainty brought with it. Maurice Blackburn have indicated there are…

Important ASU Bulletin, New Contracts

Important ASU Bulletin, New Contracts ASU members at Serco’s Services Australia contracts have been offered new fixed term contracts. Previously, the ASU has had concerns that Serco used “permanent casuals” to try and avoid employee entitlements. Serco now appears to be asking casual employees to accept Fixed Term Contracts, ending in August 2021. The ASU…

Singapore Airlines Bargaining Update

Singapore Airlines Bargaining Update After wasting 3 weeks on Appendix D, Singapore Management needs to get serious about negotiating a new EBA. The ASU’s bargaining representatives met with Singapore Airlines management on Thursday, 28 May 2020. Finally! Singapore Airlines has confirmed that Appendix D is off the table. Thanks to all the ASU members whose…

Important update on your entitlements

Important update on your entitlements As you are aware, your union has been in regular contact with Deloitte throughout the Virgin Group Administration process. One of the things that we have prioritised in our discussions is ensuring that all employee entitlements are accounted for as part of this process. As a result of these discussions,…

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…

Virgin administration process next steps

Virgin administration process next steps What has already happened Step 1: Appoint Administrator The Board and Management Team of Virgin Australia appointed Deloitte as administrator of Virgin Australia and related entities on 20th April 2020. Step 2: First meeting of creditors The first creditors meeting has been held, and at this meeting the appointment of…