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WE NEED ANSWERS FROM JETSTAR AND THE GOVERNMENT NOW!

Last night (Wednesday, 21 June), Jetstar CEO Gareth Evans wrote to staff saying that the company could not guarantee that they would not be stood down in the near future. The CEO also stated that if stand downs were required,…

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We Need Answers from Qantas and the Government Now!

Last night (Wednesday, 21 June) Qantas CEO Alan Joyce wrote to staff saying that the company could not guarantee that they would not be stood down in the near future. The CEO also stated that if stand downs were required,…

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JETSTAR AGREES WITH ASU – EMPLOYEES SHOULD GET VACCINATED ON WORK TIME

In a recent update to its COVID-19 support policy, the Qantas Group have decided that staff should be allowed to attend COVID-19 vaccination appointments during work time. Staff will need the approval of their manager and supporting evidence (such as…

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QANTAS AGREES WITH ASU – EMPLOYEES SHOULD GET VACCINATED ON WORK TIME

In a recent update to its COVID-19 support policy, Qantas has decided that staff should be allowed to attend COVID-19 vaccination appointments during work time. Staff will need the approval of their manager and supporting evidence (such as a confirmation…

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Queensland Covid Restrictions

The QLD Government has announced a 3-day lockdown for South East Queensland, Townsville (including Magnetic Island) and Palm Island, effective 6pm AEST Tuesday 29 June. Please check the QLD Government website for more information: https://www.covid19.qld.gov.au/government-actions/roadmap-to-easing-queenslands-restrictions We have reached out to Qantas…

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Qantas gets off on a technicality

The High Court has rejected the ASU’s special leave application on technical grounds. In 2020, Qantas deliberately manipulated Jobkeeper payments to minimise the amount of money it needed to pay employees who earned penalty rates and overtime. We took Qantas…

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Jetstar – ASU Secures Audit of Maternity Leave Payments

The ASU raised concerns about part-time employees on maternity leave being underpaid. Jetstar has now accepted that it has underpaid at least one employee on maternity leave, and has agreed to audit all maternity leave from January 2020. This audit…

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No Stand Down During the Lockdown

The ASU is working hard to support members in Melbourne during the recently announced lockdown.  We are very pleased to report that Jetstar is doing the right thing for members affected by the lock down in Victoria. Jetstar have agreed…

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Qantas Group wage freeze proposal an insult to loyal workforce

Qantas Group released a Wages Policy today that announced a two-year wage freeze in all new EBAs. This means that Qantas Group workers will need to wait until 2022 or 2023 to see a pay increase. Even then, Qantas Group…

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Qantas Group wage freeze proposal an insult to loyal workforce

Qantas Group released a Wages Policy today that announced a two-year wage freeze in all new EBAs. This means that Jetstar workers will need to wait until at least 2023 to see a pay increase. Even then, Qantas Group says…

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