Recent JobKeeper payments made by Qantas

Recent JobKeeper payments made by Qantas Last week you should have received a JobKeeper payment which appeared to be significantly less than previous fortnightly JobKeeper amounts you may have received over recent months. The Federal Government in its decision to extend the JobKeeper payments until March next year has cut back on the amounts to…

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Recent JobKeeper payments made by Virgin

Recent JobKeeper payments made by Virgin Last week you will have received a new rate of JobKeeper payments but many members have reported a range of issues and significant confusion with the implementation.  It is extremely disappointing that Virgin is still finalising individual eligibility despite knowing of the changes for several weeks. At a time…

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ASU Challenges pay rates at PAL

ASU Challenges pay rates at PAL This week the ASU held members meetings about concerns raised by employees. Broadly, these concerns regarded lack of training and lack of support to deal with the work that is expected, as well as severe under staffing on busy shifts, leaving employees overworked and exposed to often angry and…

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Bain must come clean on plans for Virgin

Bain must come clean on plans for Virgin The ASU is incredibly concerned with today’s media reports that Bain are abandoning their commitment to keep Virgin a full-service airline, supporting a workforce of 6,000. We have today sought an urgent briefing from Bain seeking clarification on the commitments Bain gave to the workforce and to…

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Cathay Pacific Restructure Announcement

Cathay Pacific Restructure Announcement Yesterday Cathay Pacific Airways announced job losses across the network due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the proposed restructure of its Australian operation. The ASU is seeking urgent information from the company on the impact of the proposed restructure, including the details of the roles which are to be made redundant…

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Dispute with HelloWorld

Dispute with HelloWorld The ASU understands communications have been sent out last night by HelloWorld outlining a proposal that would seek to create a permanent night shift as well as seek to make 2 redundancies. We have notified HelloWorld that we are in dispute over this proposal and process and do not accept that this process…

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Menzies – No consultation on leave changes

We were all caught unawares late yesterday when Menzies announced that they would be making significant changes to the annual leave application process. The announcement was made without any prior notice or consultation with your union or with staff. The ASU has written to Menzies today to express our disappointment with this announcement on the…

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