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Call to extend aviation wage subsidy as stand downs widen

The Australian government has again been urged to extend a wage subsidy to all stood-down aviation workers as the COVID delta variant continues to devastate the industry.

The call by the Transport Workers’ Union came as Rex and Virgin Australia join Qantas in standing down workers as lockdowns slash flying.

TWU National Secretary Michael Kaine said the federal government needed to act now to save thousands of jobs in aviation.

Kaine accused the government of “making an absolute mess of its support for aviation workers” and said its failure to bring in a universal wage subsidy was threatening jobs businesses and livelihood.

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Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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