Virgin Part-Time Rosters

Last Friday Virgin announced that part-time team members will move to a 6/3 roster pattern from the 1st of September 2016. As a result of the feedback from members we have been able to confirm the following: Delay to the implementation date, with the new roster now commencing 1 September; AM/PM preference to be available;…

Part-time roster changes at Virgin

As you’re aware, Virgin have recently announced proposed changes to the part-time roster at Melbourne Airport and are currently undertaking a review.  Your ASU representatives met with the company on Monday in order to address the many questions and concerns raised by members.  Unfortunately the company were unable to provide a response or further information…

Update on national implementation

On 14th December ASU delegates and officials met with Virgin Airports GCC and industrial relations management for one of the regular Ground Crew Agreement Implementation Committee meetings. There was lots on the agenda and this bulletin provides a short summary of what was discussed. Follow up on rostering standards Our agreement provides in clause 16…

Virgin: All take and no give

Yesterday your ASU reps and WPCC (Workplace Consultative Committee) members met with management to discuss the feedback provided on the ‘roster optimisation project’. It is clear that the majority of staff have rejected the company’s 5/2 proposal, especially given the extreme variability of wages should it have been implemented. Incredibly, however, the company have had…

Annual leave at Virgin

Virgin has recently informed staff that they must take annual leave balances in excess of one year.  While the company can direct team members to take annual leave, this request must be reasonable. Under Virgin policy and the EBA, accrued leave should be taken within 12 months of it being accrued.  The EBA also provides…

Virgin Payroll Review Update

Your ASU representatives met with the company on 1 December to discuss the recent payroll review and to table the petition signed by so many Virgin staff members. The ASU strongly believes that Virgin should not deduct incorrectly credited annual leave from team members.  Incorrect leave balances have occurred due to company errors, yet Virgin…