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…

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…

Urgent Update: We need your help to fix JobKeeper

Breaking: Senate to vote TONIGHT on motion to fix JobKeeper for staff working for overseas airlines. Can you contact these Crossbench Senators NOW asking them to vote to fix JobKeeper? Senator Pauline Hanson: senator.hanson@aph.gov.au 02 6277 3184 Senator Malcolm Roberts: senator.roberts@aph.gov.au 02 6277 3694 Senator Sterling Griff: senator.griff@aph.gov.au 02 6277 3128 Senator Rex Patrick: Senator.Patrick@aph.gov.au 02…

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…

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,…

ASU condemns government’s attack on community organisation advocacy

The Australian Services Union has made a submission to a parliamentary inquiry condemning the Government’s proposed legislation which attacks community organisation’s rights to engage in advocacy, as well as banning aid organisations and advocacy organisations from receiving international donations and funding.   The Bill puts a huge administrative burden on community services who engage in…