Helloworld has advised Qantas that they require additional resources to manage an increase in work. Consequently, Helloworld have requested a full stand up, to substantive hours, for all QBT employees. The majority of workers will return to work on 1 April 2021, but some workers will return to work sooner.

Qantas does not have an update on the renewal of the LRA. Qantas says they understand that the uncertainty about the LRA would cause members significant concern about returning to work. Qantas says they are pressing Helloworld for an outcome on the LRA as soon as possible.

We know that the return to QBT work will be disruptive for many QBT employees who have alternative employment or caring responsibilities.

We’ll be working with Qantas to make sure that your individual circumstances are taken into account. Qantas has assured us that they will support individual circumstances where possible.

We have asked for a meeting between Qantas, Helloworld and the USU/ASU to discuss the news.

We will keep you updated as matters progress.

We know this is a very stressful time, do not hesitate to seek assistance if you need it. Organisations like Lifeline 131114 or Beyond Blue 1300 224 636 are available if needed.

Pass this bulletin to your friends at Qantas or Helloworld who aren’t USU/ASU members. They can join at www.usu.org.au/join.

Contact your local organiser Thomas Russell on 0419 761 320 for more information.