Our plan to protect your job in the COVID-19 recovery.
Last week, hundreds of ASU members who work in aviation around Australia met online and unanimously voted to campaign for AviationKeeper – an industry wide Government funding package to support the Australian aviation industry get through the COVID-19 recovery. Can you sign the petition calling on the Government to bring in AviationKeeper now?
ASU members want the Government to bring in an extension of the current JobKeeper package so that it covers everyone in aviation who needs it and goes for as long as we need it to.
Thousands of ASU members have been stood down from work but are not receiving JobKeeper because of unfair legal loopholes. JobKeeper is currently due to end in just 100 days – even though it is clear that it will take airlines longer to bounce back than other parts of the economy, and it is unlikely that people will resume interstate and international travel at the pre-COVID-19 rates for some time.
The Government is planning its next steps for the economic recovery right now, and you and your colleagues need to take urgent action to ensure that they back Australian aviation workers. Please take a moment to sign the petition calling on the Government to bring in AviationKeeper now!
Next week, your delegates and union office will be calling together local meetings for Brisbane for members and non members to discuss your plan to win! Stay tuned on how to attend and invite your colleagues to the meetings. If you want to organise an online meeting with your colleagues please contact your organiser, Billy Colless, at email@example.com.
COVID-19 may make us be physically distant, but that won’t stop us standing up together to demand our Government support Australian aviation workers.