Don't get shortchanged by Virgin Australia

The Services Union is actively addressing recent concerns regarding underpayments affecting our members at Virgin Australia. It has been brought to our attention that Virgin Australia has communicated the implementation of new classification structures, effective from 12 November 2023 or, in some instances, has not provided any back pay.

Our negotiated agreement with Virgin Australia, settled between our Union and the airline, clearly defines the terms for the implementation of the Enterprise Agreement. This comprehensive agreement includes a commitment to backpay from 9 July 2023.

The crucial components covered in this commitment encompass:
  • Salary
  • Allowances
  • Penalties
  • Loadings
  • Overtime
Virgin Australia previously confirmed the backpay would apply to 9 July 2023.

Classification Update

As part of the ongoing Enterprise Agreement process, Virgin Australia has introduced a new classification structure. The airline has communicated with employees, specifying the levels to which they are being transferred.

It has come to our attention that some members may believe they have been incorrectly classified under the new structure. Your Union, TSU, is here to support you and ensure that your classification aligns accurately with your role and responsibilities.

If you believe you have been incorrectly classified or received the incorrect backpay, please contact your Organiser ASAP. TSU will provide you with an “Authority to Act” form, which you sign and return to your Organiser, allowing us to address these concerns collectively and providing us with the capacity to extract the info from VA, on behalf of members.

If you know someone who has not yet joined The Services Union, please encourage them to unite with union members nationwide by visiting our website, it’s easy to join online and can be done so here.

Above: The ASU is the union fighting for workers at Virgin Australia.