Safe & Secure Skies
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TWU members voted with a huge 94% to take protected industrial action.
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 several meetings, Jetstar has refused almost all of the basic claims put forward by workers, such as guaranteed hours, better pay, and minimum 12 hour breaks between shifts. Jetstar has also not put forward any of their own company claims. With negotiations at a stalemate, workers have no choice but to take action.
At the same time, Jetstar workers have raised safety concerns that put workers and the public at risk, such as understaffing, faulty equipment and a lack of experienced, trained staff on each shift.
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.
If you work at Jetstar, keep an eye on this page for updates.
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.