The Australian Services Union (ASU) is a union that represents workers across various sectors in Australia. One of the sectors that the ASU represents is the aviation industry, specifically employees who work for Qantas Airways Limited. In 2021, the ASU and Qantas Airways Limited negotiated the Enterprise Agreement 11, which governs the terms and conditions of employment for certain Qantas employees.
The Enterprise Agreement 11, or EA11, covers employees who work in various roles, including customer service, baggage handling, and airport security. The agreement sets out the terms and conditions of employment for these workers, such as pay rates, hours of work, and leave entitlements.
One of the key features of EA11 is the pay increases that it provides for Qantas employees. Under the agreement, employees across different roles will receive pay increases of between 3% and 3.5% each year, which will be backdated to July 2020. This means that Qantas employees will receive a significant boost to their pay packets, helping them to keep up with the rising cost of living.
Another important aspect of EA11 is the provision of job security for Qantas employees. The agreement includes a commitment from the airline to not outsource work that is currently done by Qantas employees. This is a crucial protection for workers who might have otherwise been at risk of losing their jobs to cheaper, outsourced labour.
EA11 also includes a range of other benefits for Qantas employees. For example, it provides for increased part-time work opportunities, more flexible working arrangements, and additional leave entitlements. These provisions will help to improve the work-life balance of Qantas employees, and make it easier for them to manage their personal and professional responsibilities.
Overall, the Australian Services Union (Qantas Airways Limited) Enterprise Agreement 11 is an important agreement that sets out the terms and conditions of employment for Qantas employees across various roles. With its provisions for pay increases, job security, and additional benefits, it represents a significant win for workers in the aviation industry.