Safe & Secure Skies
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Jetstar workers have been left no choice but to strike as the company tries to force them onto a shoddy agreement even worse than the agreement they’re on now. While Jetstar makes $4 billion in revenue, workers are forced onto part-time, insecure work leaving some struggling on as low as $429 a week.
After eight months, Jetstar is still refusing workers’ reasonable claims such as more hours, stable rosters, and job security for employees rather than bringing in untrained, exploited labour hire.
Jetstar is also trying to cut workers’ current conditions to allow the company to demote them without consultation, make it more difficult for workers to take personal leave and reduce redundancy payments.
At the same time, Jetstar has yet to comply with notices from SafeWork NSW related to dangerous understaffing and broken equipment. Workers are at risk of “serious injury” from being “crushed” and “ingested” by aircraft, one notice said.
Unfortunately these workplace issues are not limited to Jetstar, with workers across the whole aviation industry struggling on low pay, minimal hours and insecure work. That’s why workers are coming together across sectors and companies to hold airports to account for labour standards and conditions in aviation. Click here to read more about the campaign for Safe & Secure Skies.
Congratulations to Jetstar workers for standing strong and united in the fight against underemployment, insecure work and bullying tactics. Your TWU is behind you every step of the way.
Many of the concerns raised by Jetstar workers are consistent with those experienced by airport workers right across Australia, no matter the company they work for.
Airports sit at the top of aviation supply chains and exercise a great deal of direct and indirect influence and control over the entire industry. They have an obligation to ensure decent labour standards and conditions. That’s why workers around Australia are standing together and fighting for fair standards for all aviation workers. This means:
Safe Supply Chains
Same Job Same Pay
All aviation workers should have access to:
All aviation workers should:
Find out more about how aviation workers are coming together to fight for safety and fairness at airports and in the skies:
Transport workers are fighting for a fairer, safer industry. Join them today and secure your future.