Virgin Australia staff have just won Best Airline Staff in Australia/Pacific in the Skytrax World Airline Awards. This is a testament to the hard work that staff put in day in, day out, to ensure exceptional services for guests.
But at the same time, Virgin Australia is trying to cut our take home pay by cutting penalties and overtime. It doesn’t make sense, and it isn’t fair.
Your USU/ASU representatives met with Virgin management on Thursday 21 June. We told management that members do not want, and don’t deserve a cut to their take home pay.
We also discussed a range of other issues that are important to members at Virgin, including:
- How we can eliminate the ROS day;
- Making the upgrade from GS1 to GS2 automatic;
- Making sure chronologies are used fairly and staff know when something is added; and
- Improving the annual leave approval process and safeguarding the process for the future.
We have made some progress, but nothing is agreed as yet. We are meeting management again in Sydney on Thursday 29 June 2017. We will provide a report to members after that meeting.
We are the best airline staff in Australia. Let’s work together to make sure we have pay and conditions that reflect that.
Now is the time to join with your colleagues. Join your union today: www.usu.org.au/join
If you have any questions, contact your local workplace delegate:
Josh Brady Brisbane Airport
Lorry Parissakis Sydney Airport
Roxane Martinez Melbourne Airport
Sarah Hogan Melbourne Airport
Sipola Hatcher Brisbane GCC