Gift card email angers Qantas workers

December 14, 2018
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Another pre-Xmas slap in the face for Qantas workers who were asked to work for free and all those still waiting for their promised bogus bonus after a 4-year wage freeze.   The company sent staff a Ho-Ho-Hoax email that said “to celebrate the end of the year and the...

BIG WIN AGAINST GENDER INEQUALITY

November 9, 2018
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The TWU (Vic/Tas) Branch had another big win this week after recovering back pay for a casual short-haul Qantas flight attendant. The member won two months in lost wages after being unfairly sidelined without pay due to a documented pregnancy-related medical condition. The TWU stepped in to assist the member...

UNIONS & ANDREW WILKIE SLAM ALAN JOYCE COMMENTS

November 7, 2018
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You know big business is getting worried when Qantas CEO Alan Joyce makes alarmist claims like a return to industry-wide bargaining will create chaos and threaten jobs – https://bit.ly/2PIKoTm.   TWU (Vic/Tas Branch) Secretary John Berger said the greatest threat to jobs and worker prosperity is, in fact, a broken...

SHOCK FINDINGS: TWU CABIN CREW SEXUAL HARASSMENT SURVEY

October 8, 2018
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A survey of airline cabin crew shows 65% of respondents have experienced sexual harassment, with one in five crew reporting more than 10 incidents of sexual harassment. Four out of five cabin crew experienced sexual harassment from co-workers while three out of five experienced it from passengers. Reports include serious...

AVIATION WORKERS PROTEST POOR PAY & CONDITIONS

October 2, 2018
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The TWU held protests across Australia today as part of a global day of action being taken by aviation workers enduring poverty wages, poor conditions, increased casualisation and high turnover. Protesters also demanded an end to forced part-time hours that see workers rostered to work as few as three hours...