Qantas’ announcement that they are outsourcing their entire groundhandling operations and cutting 2500 jobs is nothing short of devastating, and is further evidence that the Morrison Government has turned its back on aviation workers.
We send our support and solidarity to every single worker at Qantas today, as well as their families and communities.
This announcement comes on top of 6000 job losses at Qantas that have already been announced.
On July 31 the ABC reported that one of Australia's largest disability service providers, Aruma, has confirmed three residents and seven staff in a Victorian group home have tested positive to COVID-19.
Ignoring requests from unions, the Fair Work Commission delayed introducing paid pandemic leave earlier this month because the risk wasn't "elevated enough".
If they don't act now, when will they? We have written this letter to the Fair Work Commission to demand they reconsider their decision.
Employers who join the Save Equal Pay Alliance must comply with our Civil Society claims.
The NSW Government is facing claims they underpaid 50,000 injured workers by $80 million.
This is the largest wage theft scandal in Australia involving a government.
Since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic the Australian Services Union has been calling for paid pandemic leave for all workers. The Fair Work Commission has awarded paid pandemic leave to aged care workers to stop staff going to work sick.
We welcome this decision - it is a good first step. Now, all workers must have access to paid pandemic leave.
Download the latest member fact sheets with the recent changes to JobSeeker and JobKeeper. Find out what has changed, new eligibility rules for businesses and sole traders.
A new survey of 15,000 Australian women from the Australian Institute of Criminology has found that almost 1 in 10 women have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus pandemic.
On Friday 10th July 2020 your ASU reps and officials had our second meeting with Qantas airports management about the expression of interest process the company is proposing for ASU covered redundancies at Australian airports and lounges.
As previously reported we believe that Qantas has been stealing penalty rates by counting them against the wrong JobKeeper top-up. This means workers lose money when they work one pay period but don’t work the next. This week your ASU took the Qantas to the Fair Work Commission to test whether or not this is fair. This follows recent updates from the ATO about paying monthly employees.
Thanks to Australian Services Union members – most community and disability workers will see a 1.75% increase in their next pay after 1 July 2020.