A major union is threatening strike action after Qantas announced it is axing 5000 jobs over three years.
Qantas will axe 5000 jobs, ditch unprofitable routes and retire ageing gas-guzzling planes, in the biggest shake up of its operations since it was floated.
The Australian Services Union (Victorian Private Sector branch) labelled the Qantas decision to shed employees as short sighted and has vowed to fight for every job. ASU Victorian Private Sector Branch Secretary Ingrid Stitt said that the Qantas announcement is devastating for the hard working staff. “It’s outrageous that so many Qantas staff are going…Details
Transport allowance has been reinstated and back-pay is being calculated. As of May 2013 Toll Dnata inexplicably stopped paying you a transport allowance. We are not sure why or how this occurred however once the ASU was made aware that this payment was no longer being received we raised the matter with your management. We…Details
I write to tell you that, as of yesterday, we have now made massive progress in our efforts to find a settlement to the long running RAC EBA dispute. After nine rounds of industrial action and six separate Commission hearings Commissioner Roe at the Fair Work Commission issued a statement which sets out the way…Details
On 29 January 2014 the Fair Work Commission approved your new EBA. This is fantastic news and testament to union member’s perseverance in holding out for a better agreement. Your new EBA takes effect 7 days after Commission approval so therefore all of the new provisions and improved conditions are not too far away. When…Details
Together we have fought for a 3 year Agreement which ensures significant improvements to your pay and conditions at Virgin. It’s time to join the rest of your workmates and become a member of the ASU so that we can continue to improve your working conditions together. Who is the ASU? The Australian Services…Details
The ASU Jetstar National Negotiating team (NNT) met with management representatives for our 6th EBA negotiation meeting on 11th December and we have given the company a clear message that it is time to get serious about our negotiations and put an effort into trying to resolve the differences between us. To this end your NNT…Details
Virgin Ground Crew and GCC staff have overwhelmingly endorsed the ASU negotiated agreement – with 75% of those voting, voting in favour of the new agreement. This is a fantastic result particularly as over 77% of the staff covered by the agreement cast a vote. A big thank you must go to our hard working…Details
Across Australia over this last week we have been holding meetings and answering questions about the Virgin Australia Ground crew agreement proposal that we have negotiated and now it is time for team members covered by the new agreement to cast a vote to accept or reject this agreement. At the start of this Agreement…Details
Across Australia over this last week we have been holding meetings and answering questions about the Virgin Australia Ground crew agreement proposal that we have negotiated and now it is time for team members covered by the new agreement to cast a vote to accept or reject this At the start of this Agreement campaign…Details