National Secretary Michael Kaine said, “Thousands of airport workers for almost two months have had no pay, their leave and savings have been exhausted and they are terrified about their families’ future.”
Emirates has announced that the company will review its contribution to Australian airport operations after being frozen out of the government’s JobKeeper scheme. Last Friday, the federal government modified the eligibility rules around JobKeeper, preventing businesses owned by foreign governments from claiming. This week, government-owned Emirates Group warned that the decision to block foreign-controlled businesses
The catering and ground handling business claims the tax office performed a U-turn because it's owned by a foreign government.
The new $298 million regional aviation bailout announced by the federal government on Saturday “ignores” the ground handling industry, according to Cabin Services Australia, dnata, Menzies Aviation and Swissport.