Will Emirates Group support Australian employees?

Our hard working Dnata Delegates have come across some correspondence that has been circulated to all Emirates / Dnata Staff from the Emirates Group CEO which suggests that “a majority of Emirates Group employees” will continue to be paid during the foreseeable future (see attached). As Dnata is part of the Emirates group, the ASU…

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JobKeeper – It Pays to be union!

It pays to be in the union! For the last three weeks the ASU along with other Australian unions have been campaigning relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. Three weeks ago Prime Minister Morrison refused to even consider a wage subsidy. But our hard…

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Federal Government JobKeeper payment

Updated 9 April 2020 For the last three weeks the ASU along with other Australian unions have been campaigning relentlessly for a wage subsidy for workers to ensure members jobs are protected through the global pandemic. The Federal Parliament has now passed legislation and created the JobKeeper wage stimulus package. This package is not perfect,…

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ASU Virgin Group Update

By now, you should have received information about the first Virgin Australia creditors meeting from Deloitte, to your work email address. There are some important next steps in this process: Step 1: Proxy Forms We are asking that ASU members proxy to an ASU representative, Emeline Gaske, at the first creditor’s meeting. As individuals you…

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Taking a stand at Serco TCS

For the past two months the ASU and CPSU have been actively negotiating with SERCO for a fair new enterprise agreement. As you all know, the Unions had to drag SERCO to the negotiating table after they restructured operations, delayed bargaining and changed the job descriptions of many employees leading to job losses and pay…

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Jobkeeper at RACV

Jobkeeper at RACV Over the weekend RACV sent emails asking employees to complete a JobKeeper nomination form. This is a win for Union members who have been stood down, as it now means employees will receive a minimum of $750 (before tax) per week. If you have not been stood down, you should still complete the…

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Virgin Group Proxies due 5pm TODAY

By now, you should have received information about the first Virgin Australia creditors meeting from Deloitte, to your work email address. We are asking that ASU members proxy to ASU representatives Emeline Gaske and Linda White at the first creditor’s meeting.   As an individual creditor you are a small creditor, but by pooling the votes…

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Swissport threatens workers with redundancy!

Swissport threatens workers with redundancy! The ASU wrote to Swissport on 24 April 2020 demanding more information about the company’s threat to make 80% of its workforce redundant. Read our letter hear. Swissport’s shameful threats come in the same week that other ground-handlers were registering for the JobKeeper Scheme. This would pay the company $1500 each…

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