On Tuesday 22 September your ASU delegates and officials met with senior representatives from the company about future car parking options for employees post the move to terminal 4.
As you are no doubt aware this is a very hot topic amongst all of your workmates and we raised a multitude of concerns about the options put forward to you.
Consultation left wanting!
We highlighted the fact that the consultation with ground staff was lacking and that Jetstar employees were sick of being treated as second class citizens within the broader Qantas group.
It became apparent that the project manager was across some detail about the location of the crew rooms and their sign on locations but did not seem to have the same level of knowledge about where ground staff signed on.
More thought needed.
The ASU and your delegates Carolyn and Kate put forward several options for the company to investigate including but not limited to, having a drop off point at terminal 4 or, having you sign on at terminal 1 and allowing travel time to terminal 4 as well as a variety of other suggestions.
The ASU vehemently opposed individuals incurring any costs associated with parking, as well as highlighting concerns about the long term parking option and the potential safety issues associated with that option and the fact that it is often closed because it is full.
But wait there’s more you’ve not yet been told.
During the meeting it was further exposed that if an individual chose a particular option then they would be locked into that chosen parking option for a period of 12 months, this is the first time that anyone has heard that proposal.
Further to this, the project manager advised that staff would need to choose their preferred option within the next few weeks. We have said that any discussions about the selection of options needs to be put on hold until such time as our concerns are addressed and alternate options are considered.
Do not sign anything.
If you are asked to sign anything relating to your future parking arrangements prior to this matter being sorted out contact your delegates Carolyn or Kate straight away.
Jetstar representatives have committed to getting back to us about our concerns and to investigate the viability of the suggestions that we’ve put forward. The ASU will also make further representations about this issue to the broader Qantas group to advance this issue as a matter of priority.
Stay tuned, stick together.
When the company gets back to us we will hold members meetings to discuss our response
It’s time for JQ and QF to step up!