EBA update and the taking of annual leave

EBA update and the taking of annual leave Members will recall that in the 8th of April Newsletter we informed you that MB management had withdrawn the December 2019 EBA and Wage Offer (Offer) and delayed the EBA negotiations for some 5 weeks because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and to see if the situation was…

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Singapore Airlines Bargaining Update

Singapore Airlines Bargaining Update After wasting 3 weeks on Appendix D, Singapore Management needs to get serious about negotiating a new EBA. The ASU’s bargaining representatives met with Singapore Airlines management on Thursday, 28 May 2020. Finally! Singapore Airlines has confirmed that Appendix D is off the table. Thanks to all the ASU members whose…

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Important update on your entitlements

Important update on your entitlements As you are aware, your union has been in regular contact with Deloitte throughout the Virgin Group Administration process. One of the things that we have prioritised in our discussions is ensuring that all employee entitlements are accounted for as part of this process. As a result of these discussions,…

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ASU update on continuation of minimal flying

ASU update on continuation of minimal flying ASU delegates and Organisers met with Jetstar ahead of their plans to communicate the continuation of flying schedules and a minimum viable network up to 3 July 2020. The ASU took the opportunity to raise ongoing concerns with the administration of JobKeeper payments over the 1st three fortnights…

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SERCO Pay Offer – Bargaining update

SERCO Pay Offer – Bargaining update The ASU met with SERCO to provide your feedback to SERCO regarding the offer of your pay and conditions. In the meeting prior, Serco made two offers, a three-year deal with 1.25% in the first year, 1.5% in the second year and 1.75% in the third year. The second…

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ASU members left in the dark by THAI

The ASU recently received correspondence from Thai Airways International (‘known as THAI’) stating that they don’t intend to apply for the JobKeeper scheme and that they believe they’re ineligible for the program. We reviewed the tax status of a number of overseas airlines, including THAI, to assess their eligibility under the government’s Coronavirus Economic Response…

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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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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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