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This morning lawyers for Dnata wrote to the Fair Work Commission and withdrew the application for the AHSA EBA. This is a major victory not only for the entire Dnata workforce but for the entire aviation industry. This major win is testament to the strong collective rejection of the company’s…
Aerocare agreement for some staff is now at the Fair Work Commission for approval. The Commission has to make sure the agreement complies with the Fair Work Act before the agreement can take effect. Most importantly the Commission makes sure it passes the better off overall test, and to do…
Your ASU delegates met with Virgin management on Thursday 20 April 2017 to progress negotiations for your new enterprise agreement. We finally heard from management a bit about the changes they want in the new agreement, including: More variable shift lengths (maybe 10 hours one day, 6 hours the next,…
Aerocare today said that their EBA was approved by a majority of employees entitled to a vote – but was it? A significant part of the workforce – i.e. casual employees did not get a vote at all. That is not fair, that is not reasonable. Aerocare say that the…
As predicted, Aerocare management have decided to put their substandard agreement out to vote without any further negotiation or discussion. We have had 3 meetings with the company – these discussions have hardly been protracted! We recommend voting “NO” to this agreement when voting starts on 15th April 2017. This…
Following the meeting on Friday 31st March 2017 Aerocare have given a written response to our claims to improve your Enterprise Agreement. Unfortunately members will have every reason to be disappointed at Aerocare’s failure to improve your terms and conditions of employment. We have won some improvements but Aerocare still…
Your Australian Services Union negotiating team met with representatives of Aerocare to continue enterprise bargaining on Friday 31st March 2017. The ASU, along with the TWU, responded to the draft Enterprise Agreement put out by Aerocare on Wednesday 29 March 2017. The ASU detailed, clause by clause, the many improvements…
Your ASU delegates met with Virgin Australia management in Brisbane on 20 March 2017. We provided a lot more detail about the changes ASU members want to see in this new agreement. Our discussions focussed on: Fairer use of chronologies – making sure employees know when entries are made and…
On 15th March 2017 Aerocare management provided their first draft of the proposed new agreement for staff. You have probably seen it by now and what you will notice (apart from some very poor drafting and ambiguous clauses) is that the draft excludes casuals and permanent full time staff from…
As was outlined in the ASU’s previous bulletin, dnata has been caught red handed setting up a new business with a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA) whilst at the same time a labour hire company “coincidentally” has set up another company with a second EBA that is virtually identical. What…