JobKeeper pays coming!

JobKeeper pays coming! In good news for ASU members at Menzies Aviation, the company has told us they will process JobKeeper pays on Wednesday 29 April. This will include: Back-pay for 30 March to 12 April. Leave taken during this period will not be recredited. If you earnt less than $1500 you will be topped…

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ASU, Standing up for Casuals in Call Centres

ASU, Standing up for Casuals in Call Centres This week the ASU has issued SERCO with a please explain over the disgraceful cancellation of shifts with only an hours’ notice. Serco has previously stated that Casual employees need to give 6 weeks’ notice to request unpaid leave. Unplanned Leave (UPL/UPA) is a metric that Serco…

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ASU update from the Virgin / Tigerair Creditors Meeting

ASU update from the Virgin / Tigerair Creditors Meeting Yesterday was a big day – the ASU represented our members at the first Virgin Australia creditors’ meeting. The key outcomes of the meeting were: The administrators are currently in discussions with some potential buyers and are expecting a competitive bidding process There are no plans to…

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You should expect to work in a safe environment!

You should expect to work in a safe environment! As you know the ASU has been campaigning for safer Call Centres and for Serco to take more pro-active measures to minimise the risk of Coronavirus. Union members have been active in communicating with the Union and their co-workers about their concerns, and making sure Serco…

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Morrison removes JobKeeper with stroke of a pen!

Morrison removes JobKeeper with stroke of a pen! The ASU has become aware that dnata catering are not eligible for the JobKeeper payment of $1500 per fortnight. Whilst we have not been formally contacted or advised by dnata that Passenger, Ramp and Cargo employees are also not eligible, we expect this to be the case.…

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JobSeeker Payment

JobSeeker Payment As a result of the Federal Government’s decision to make dnata ineligible for the JobKeeper payment scheme, our Union encourages members to urgently consider and if needed make an application to access the alternative “JobSeeker Payment Scheme” via myGov website and Services Australia (previously known as Centrelink). Our Union will continue to pressure the Federal…

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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…

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