E tū is supporting its members at Jetstar following today’s surprise announcement the company will cease its regional services, effective end of November.
E tū’s Head of Aviation, Savage says the announcement, which came out of the blue, is disappointing and will mean job losses.
“Like all New Zealand-based cabin crew, Jetstar flight attendants are E tū members and the regional crew group have their own collective employment agreement.
“All 20 of the company’s regional crew are in the union and we are supporting all of them with advice and guidance at what for any worker is a very stressful time,” says Savage.
He says the union will be working to help as many of the workers as possible find alternative, suitable jobs.
“We are discussing details of the announcement with the company and we will be assisting members with finding work at Jetstar jets, the Qantas group or with any regional airlines looking for skilled and experienced crew members.”
For more information, contact:
Savage Head of Aviation E tū ph. 027 590 0074