ASU delegates and officials from most airports attended a meeting with Qantas domestic airports’ management on 2nd April 2014 to get an update on the restructuring plan involving the service and sales desks and baggage services in large airports and the restructure of work in the “regional” airports.
A robust discussion on staffing levels, operational requirements, workloads and rostering took place at this meeting and Qantas management agreed to go away and do more work on their proposals. Your representatives were not convinced that at the beginning of the meeting Qantas airport management understood the implications of the change and cuts they are proposing.
We think by the end of the meeting they did acknowledge the points being made. Our next meeting about these issues is on 15th April 2014. We expect to receive more information and analysis from the company.
Binding EOIs closed 7 April 2014
The binding EOIs closed on 7 April 2014. We do not have details of the final numbers that have been lodged or how many have been accepted. The first discussion about this is occurring in Sydney on 15 April 2014. We do not know if the discussion will conclude on that day, we will keep you posted.
It is important to ensure that a proper process and analysis has taken place of the EOIs and account is taken of the effect on the ongoing operation for the vast majority of staff who have elected not to express an interest in redundancy.
No one wants an unfair process and we will be working hard to ensure proper consultation and detailed information is available.