This is a difficult time for Qantas workers and their families. We will fight side by side to ensure workers get through this difficult time, have financial assistance and rebuild packages when the industry returns to health.
DEMANDING ANSWERS FROM QANTAS
Qantas is forcing workers to bear the brunt of this crisis, with workers being called upon to bail out the airline. Qantas is attempting to wipe the slate clean on all worker entitlements, including longservice leave, accrued benefits and even planning to grab yet unearned leave entitlement. If this is not enough, Qantas has also said leave without pay is inevitable. We are demanding answers on what workers will be forced to take, and that the airline will credit workers’ their leave back when the crisis abates.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MUST SUPPORT WORKERS
It is the Federal Government that grounded these planes with travel bans and then failed to provide an appropriate financial assistance package to the airline industry that would keep workers in paid jobs. The TWU has partnered with the ASU and aviation companies to put pressure on the government to provide more substantial assistance to the aviation industry and to ensure all workers are able to support their families throughout this uncertain time.
YOUR HEALTH AND WELLBEING: TALK TO US
Members’ health and wellbeing is our biggest priority. We understand that this crisis has put an unfair and distressing burden on workers and their families. We will fight this crisis together. Please speak to us if you need any assistance at all.
Contact your delegate, official, or branch member services: www.twu.com.au/contact If you need further assistance, help is available. Beyond Blue 1300 22 4636 • Lifeline 13 11 14