ASU members have raised concerns with processes unfolding across Malaysia Airlines Australia which could have a significant effect on their futures without any real explanation.
The ASU met nationally with Malaysia Airlines Tuesday 13th January 2015 regarding the Talent Review Program and the accompanying questionnaire.
The ASU sought answers from Malaysia Airlines, Australian management regarding:
- The mooted restructure of Malaysia Airlines from 1 July 2015;
- Security of Employment for staff under the current and proposed structure;
- The purpose of the Functional Assessment Tool and the accompanying questionnaire; and
- Adhering to the EBA and maintaining terms and conditions of employment.
The responses suggested that Australian management were not aware of what was occurring as the assessments and questionnaires came directly from KL. Until the true intent and purpose of the Talent Review Program and the accompanying questionnaire is established the ASU strongly advises members not to complete the questionnaire until such time as real answers are provided.
The ASU reserves our right to notify a dispute to the Fair Work Commission to protect our members’ jobs and security of employment. So far the answers and explanations from Malaysia Airlines provide little comfort or the certainty our members deserve and unless management can provide full disclosure of Malaysia’s intentions for staffing levels in Australia the ASU will utilise the services of the Fair Work Commission to find out Malaysia Airline’s true intentions.