When Jetstar was doing it tough, workers took a hit to keep the company viable. Now that they’re making record profits, it’s time to invest in staff and workplace safety.
We’re sorry for any inconvenience that you may be experiencing as a result of the Jetstar Industrial Action. This action is not taken lightly, and follows years of ongoing concerns about the state of employment for workers at airports across Australia.
We thank you for your understanding as we continue the campaign against a highly profitable corporation that refuses to ensure stable, full time employment for its workers and continues to cast a blind eye over safety concerns in the workplace.
When the Qantas Group, including Jetstar, was doing it tough – workers across Australia took a pay freeze, tightening their belts and lowering their retirement income to help the company survive. Now that the company is profitable, it’s time to make things fair.
While Jetstar makes $3.9 billion in revenue, workers are forced onto part-time, insecure work leaving some struggling on as low as $429 a week. After several meetings, Jetstar has refused almost all of the basic claims put forward by workers, such as guaranteed hours, better pay, and minimum 12 hour breaks between shifts. Jetstar has also not put forward any of their own company claims.
In fact Jetstar cancelled the last meeting it had with workers, forcing delays right before the Christmas period.
With negotiations at a stalemate, workers have no choice but to take action.
At the same time, Jetstar workers have raised safety concerns that put workers and the public at risk, such as understaffing, faulty equipment and a lack of experienced, trained staff on each shift.
We know disruptions can be tough. Unfortunately, this is the only way left to make Jetstar understand that it can no longer get away with overlooking staff safety. We look forward to Jetstar coming to the table so that we can get on with the job of helping you get to where you need to go over this holiday period.