Yesterday, Qantas Group made the shocking announcement. It intends to consider outsourcing Australian Airport ground operations performed by Qantas Airlines, QGS and Jetstar Services staff working in ramp, baggage handling and fleet presentation at 11 Australian Airports.

You can download an ASU bulletin about this announcement here.

This work is covered by the Transport Workers Union (TWU) who have rightly come out and condemned this action which will affect around 2500 staff most of whom are stood down and on Jobkeeper.

There are no words to describe this heartless act at a time when we are in the middle of a global pandemic and there have already been significant redundancies and loyal hard working staff are suffering already financially.

We will keep you posted about what develops and provide regular updates.

Whatever happens, the ASU is by your side. We will be working hard to protect jobs, conditions and pay as we always have.

For further information please contact:
ASU Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre | adelatorre@asuvictas.com.au

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