Good news! Your next EBA pay increase of 2.75% is due to commence on the first full pay period after 1 July 2019.

This will be the last scheduled pay increase for the current EBA. It is important that all employees join the union prior to negotiations for the next EBA. Together we achieve much more than we do alone.

In addition you will also receive an increase to the following allowances:


1/7/19 increase

Project work allowance


Complex project work


Coffin allowance


Excessive fumes


Limited fumes


First aid


Daily airport travel


Language allowance


Positional towing


Cross-runway towing


Line training


Meal allowance


No union = no pay rise

This EBA pay rise was brought to you by union members. Through the hard work and unity of union members we have secured significant improvements to the pay and conditions at Virgin Australia.

If you’re not a member, now is the time to join. Don’t wait until it’s time to negotiate the next agreement – we need your help to protect our EBA conditions today.

Membership benefits

Being a union member increases your job security and protects you from unfair treatment in the workplace. Unions have also negotiated and won many benefits for members including:

  • Eight hour working day
  • Fair and decent wages
  • Paid annual leave
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid maternity and parental leave
  • Minimum wage
  • Equal pay for women
  • Long service leave
  • Overtime and penalty rates
  • Superannuation
  • Health & Safety laws
  • Unfair dismissal laws
  • Child labour laws
  • Sexual harassment laws
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Medicare

More information

For more information, please get in touch with your USU Organiser Thomas Russell on 0419 761 320.

If you’re not a member of the USU, you can join online now at our secure form: