Your national negotiating team met again with Menzies management on 29 March 2017. This meeting was productive, and provided a platform for the ASU to further reinforce its position, and outline a number of key documents in support of its bargaining claims, in order to progress negotiations for the new Enterprise Agreement at Menzies.
The next bargaining meeting will be held on 19 April 2017 from 1030am to 3.00pm in the Sydney international airport.
The ASU clarified and reiterated its position regarding all items on its log of claims, and presented further documentation in support of various clauses sought within the log of claims. Documents were provided to Menzies to firmly articulate the ASU’s requests for the contents of clauses about superannuation; family violence leave; flexible work arrangements; and principles and procedures that the ASU recommends Menzies follow in respect of requests for flexible working arrangements.
Menzies provided a summary view of its current position within the bargaining process. It noted that there are several topical industry factors which have the potential to impact upon its decision-making about the new Enterprise Agreement. The current issues relating to “dnata” will be a factor that Menzies will need to take into account when formalising its position on the new Enterprise Agreement.
The ASU and Menzies committed to engage in further discussions, in order to progress bargaining as expediently as possible.
What are the Next Steps?
Once more details about Menzies’ position become available, we anticipate holding ASU members meetings in the future to keep members updated on progress of the negotiations.
Make sure you watch out for those details.
Need more information?
You have any questions about any of the above, contact your local organiser (download the full bulletin below for details)