Keep Australia Flying

COVID-19 has been devastating for airline workers.

JobKeeper was cut at the end of March which continues to leave the aviation industry in crisis.

To Keep Australia Flying the Federal Government must act urgently to support airlines workers.

The Australian Services Union is campaigning for support for Australia’s aviation sector, so that when Australia is ready to fly again, our experienced and skilled airlines workers are too.

Take action now to Keep Australia Flying

Protect Aviation workers:
Email the PM!

Right now, thousands of jobs are on the line as the Government opts for discount travel tickets and business loans in lieu of extending JobKeeper.

To stop this essential industry collapsing, we need aviation and tourism workers staying connected to their employer so that when Australia is ready to fly, the aviation workers are too.

Can you email Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Deputy PM Michael McCormack, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg & Tourism Minister Dan Tehan to tell them we need Aviation Keeper Now to Keep Australia Flying?

The Australian aviation industry is in crisis:
Sign the petition!

COVID-19 has meant unpredictable flying schedules and no expectations that international travel will return to normal until 2024, it is clear that the economic recovery will take longer for airlines workers than for many other Australians.

We are campaigning for JobKeeper to be extended so that when Australia is ready to fly again, our experienced and skilled airlines workers are too.

We need swift and meaningful action from the Federal Government to support airlines workers, save the industry and Keep Australia Flying.


TO: Morrison Federal Government

Have you been impacted?
Tell us your story!

We’ve already heard from HUNDREDS of our airlines members who are speaking out, calling on Scott Morrison to take action to Keep Australia Flying.

Together our stories are powerful because they show we aren’t alone.  

If you share your story with us, we'll make sure it's heard. 

From social media, to traditional journalists – together our stories can force the government to confront the real people they're making decisions about.

The government is planning our next steps for the economic recovery right now, and we need to take urgent action to ensure that they back aviation workers like you.

If you or your work has been affected during this crisis share your story.

Keep Australia Flying Report

To better understand the real life impact COVID-19 has had on the aviation industry, the Australian Services Union surveyed a total of 563 aviation workers about their experience in the industry during COVID-19. The findings have been put into a report which examines the effects on the people who work for airlines or in ground handling.

Download the report to learn about what they said about the impact on COVID-19 on their work.

Click to download the report

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Join the ASU

The ASU is one of the biggest Australian unions covering airline industry workers.

We work hard every day to stand up for and support our members. The ASU has been a critical part of the COVID-19 recovery process for aviation, working constructively with the industry to find solutions where the government has been missing. Join our union to have your voice heard and be represented as we rebuild our aviation sector and find a COVID normal for all airlines workers.

If you work in airlines or aviation, the ASU is the union for you.

Join the ASU, the union for airlines workers now!

Not sure you're ready to join? Sign up now to find out more

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

(08) 8363 1322
ASU Victorian Private Sector:
(03) 9342 3300
ASU Victorian & Tasmanian Authorities and Services: 
1300 855 570

Media Contact: Tim O'Halloran
0409 059 617

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