After over a year of negotiations with dnata (and before that Toll dnata), your ASU National Negotiating Team now believe we have an offer from the company we can recommend to members for new Passenger Services Agreements in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.
The ASU sought assistance of the Fair Work Commission ("FWC") (the independent umpire) on 17th July 2015 to help us finalise 2 important outstanding issues. This was a helpful process and was followed by a meeting with the company on 22nd July 2015 where the final details of the potential deal were ironed out.
Time for meetings of members
Shortly the ASU will be holding meetings of members in each port to discuss the company's offer and to determine whether ASU members endorse the recommendation to accept the offer to settle these agreements.
As there are 4 separate agreements, members at each port will determine what to do separately as is only fair.
If members endorse the offer being made to them at their airport then we will proceed with dnata to start the formal process for voting under the Fair Work Act.
The FWC identified a potential problem with the Notice of Representation Rights sent out last year to begin bargaining. To be on the safe side the company reissued these notices on 22nd July 2015 to make sure our bargaining is compliant with the law.
Watch out for details of members meetings in your airport
Got any questions?
If you want more information contact your local organiser or delegate or member of the negotiating team (download the full bulletin below for details).