FAQ

What is a Union?

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Unions are organisations of workers who come together to improve things at work.

Unions have a long proud history in Australia. Unions won the weekend, annual leave, sick leave, Medicare, penalty rates and more. Unions start in the workplace, with union members addressing the issues that affect them directly. Check out the join page for more info.

 

Who are the ASU?

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The ASU is the Travel Industry Union - and all Flight Centre staff are welcome to join and be part of the ASU. Members make the decisions and we are an active, progressive union. By joining with your union colleagues, you shape the direction of your union. Members are the union, and are supported to maintain and improve working conditions.

FC Squad is powered by the Travel Industry Union, you can join the Australian Services Union here.

ASU members at Flight Centre get:

  • free journey insurance (protecting you in case you have an accident on the way to or from work);

  • access to the ASU Members Assistance Line (where you can ask questions and get advice about your work at Flight Centre);

  • regular updates and information about Flight Centre and the travel industry;

  • to claim membership subscription back at tax time - it's fully tax deductible;

  • and most importantly being an ASU member means you get the chance to change things at work- together.

If you want someone in your corner join online today to become an ASU member.

Why should I join?

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To be union is to believe that we can achieve so much together that we can ever hope to alone.

By joining the ASU you have made the decision that things need to change and that by supporting each other you and your colleagues can raise issues, make those changes together. When you’re a member, you aren't alone- someone is always in your corner.

There are more great benefits to joining the ASU, members at Flight Centre:

  • Are covered by free journey insurance (protecting you in case you have an accident on the way to or from work);

  • Can call the ASU Members Assistance Line (where you can ask questions and get advice about your work at FC) through the Union office;

  • Have access trained Union staff (called organisers) who are on hand to help with local issues, supporting members and negotiating enterprise agreements;

  • Receive regular updates and information about FC and the travel industry;

  • Can claim membership subscription back at tax time - it's fully tax deductible;

  • and most importantly being an ASU member means you get the chance to change things at work- together.

How much does it cost?

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Membership is based on how much you earn. The highest subscription rate is just $1.60 per day, and it is fully tax deductible.

 Find out more by clicking here.

Do I have to tell my manager?

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You can, but you don't have to. Joining the ASU is confidential however it's not like you're joining an exclusive club. There are about 2 million union members in Australia, and there are a growing number of ASU members at Flight Centre.

What is FC Squad?

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If you work at Flight Centre - you're part of the FC Squad. It's powered by the Australian Services Union and is a brand new way to connect with your colleagues across the country. It's fun and filled with prizes, but what we do with FC Squad is completely up to you.


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