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We need Aviation Keeper Now.

We’re calling on the Morrison Federal Government to immediately bring in an AviationKeeper payment scheme for all aviation workers across Australia.

The aviation industry is in crisis. With the majority of flights still grounded due to COVID-19, it is going to take some time for our industry to recover.

Thousands of aviation workers are being denied JobKeeper, and in too many cases JobSeeker as well. This means many workers have been left with no income. When workers are receiving JobKeeper, it is often delayed, incorrectly issued and simply doesn’t cover our most basic bills like rent, mortgages, groceries and utilities.

To stop our essential aviation industry collapsing, we need our jobs and companies protected so that when Australia is ready to fly, we are too.


TO: Morrison Federal Government

Why is this important

COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on ASU members who work for airlines or in ground handling. 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.

Thousands of workers have been stood down, many without pay. Thousands have already lost their jobs, and more redundancies and job losses are planned.

Millions of businesses, jobs and livelihoods depend on this critical industry. For travel, hospitality, transport and tourism especially in regional Australia – aviation is a lifeline.

If the Morrison Government cuts JobKeeper in September, the planes won’t be ready to fly when we need them, grounding the whole economy.

The Government is planning its next steps for the economic recovery right now, and we need to take urgent action to ensure that they back Australian aviation workers

Demand action.
Email the PM & Treasurer to tell them we need Aviation Keeper Now.

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The ASU is the union for aviation workers.

The ASU is campaigning for better support for aviation workers during COVID-19.

As a member of the ASU you also get:
• access to on demand free career training and webinars to help develop your skills
• many discounts as part of our Member Advantage program at places like Woolworths, Coles and Dan Murphys
• tax deductible membership fees

For aviation workers, contact your Australian Services Union State or Territory Branch:

Queensland Together Branch: 1800 177 244
The Services Union Queensland: (07) 3010 4498
United Services Union: (02) 9265 8211
ASU NSW & ACT Services: (02) 9310 4000
ASU SA & NT: (08) 8363 1322
ASU Victorian Private Sector: (03) 9342 3300
ASU Victorian & Tasmanian Authorities and Services: 1300 855 570
ASU WA: member.service@asuwa.org

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