March 26, 2023

Airport employees have their JobKeeper funds cancelled after closing

Airport Employees Have Their JobKeeper Funds Cancelled After Closing

Many workers at Melbourne Airport have had their Job Keeper payments cancelled after the last-minute change to the scheme’s eligibility requirements and

Under changes made to the JobKeeper payment on May 1st, 3AW Mornings understands employees working for companies which are owned or partially owned by foreign governments are ineligible for the payment.

About Airport
An airport is an aerodrome with extended facilities, mostly for commercial air transport. Airports often have facilities to store and maintain aircraft, and a control tower. An airport consists of a landing area, which comprises an aerially accessible open space including at least one operationally active surface such as a runway for a plane to take off or a helipad, and often includes adjacent utility buildings such as control towers, hangars and terminals. Larger airports may have airport aprons, taxiway bridges, air traffic control centres, passenger facilities such as restaurants and lounges, and emergency services. In some countries, the US in particular, airports also typically have one or more fixed-base operators, serving general aviation.
An airport solely serving helicopters is called a heliport. An airport for use by seaplanes and amphibious aircraft is called a seaplane base. Such a base typically includes a stretch of open water for takeoffs and landings, and seaplane docks for tying-up.
An international airport has additional facilities for customs and passport control as well as incorporating all the aforementioned elements. Such airports rank among the most complex and largest of all built typologies, with 15 of the top 50 buildings by floor area being airport terminals.

Airport workers have their JobKeeper payments cancelled after last …

About workers
The workforce or labour force is the labour pool in employment. It is generally used to describe those working for a single company or industry, but can also apply to a geographic region like a city, state, or country. Within a company, its value can be labelled as its “Workforce in Place”. The workforce of a country includes both the employed and the unemployed (labour force). The labour force participation rate, LFPR (or economic activity rate, EAR), is the ratio between the labour force and the overall size of their cohort (national population of the same age range). The term generally excludes the employers or management, and can imply those involved in manual labour. It may also mean all those who are available for work.

The Rumour File was tipped off to the change this morning, and Neil Mitchell has today been contacted by several affected workers.

Employees who work for Emirates Leisure Retail Australia, Dnata, and Cabin Services Australia, all of which are partially owned by the Dubai government, are among those impacted.

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In a media release, the Transport Workers’ Union said 5,500 workers at Dnata alone are likely to be affected by the change.

Erin, who works at Hudsons Coffee at Melbourne Airport, which is owned by Emirates Leisure Retail Australia, said she had already received one JobKeeper payment before the backflip.

“Yesterday we got an email from our human resources team saying we won’t be receiving JobKeeper payments anymore,” she told Neil Mitchell.

“I’d actually received one payment last week, and we’re unsure if we have to give it back.

“I’ve got no work at all.”

Peter said his wife, who works for Cabin Services Australia, has also received news she is now ineligible for the JobKeeper payment.

“These Australians who have been paying Australian taxes have been left out in the cold,” he said.

Meanwhile, Laurie, who works for catering company, Dnata, said his payment has also been cut off.

“I had only one day [of work] for the entire of last month,” he told Neil Mitchell.

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