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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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