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ASU has huge win for the airline industry: dnata withdraw AHSA application

12 May 2017 By ASU, the airlines industry union

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.

dnata asu news button600pxwThis major win is testament to the strong collective rejection of the company’s underhanded tactics by each and every union member at Dnata and the broader support received from ASU members across the industry.

This means that Dnata must now bargain in good faith to replace the current Dnata EBAs that are up for negotiation right now. They will no longer be able to have a sub-standard EBA hanging over their employees' heads as a threat to wages, conditions and job security.

The ASU will always stand up and fight against unscrupulous employers that target employees’ terms and conditions of employment and try to avoid the Fair Work Act and Modern Award conditions. The ASU will not allow employers such as Dnata or Aerocare to threaten airline employees’ livelihoods.

As a result of this development the ASU has called off Monday’s 15 May 2017 rally at the Fair Work Commission in Melbourne and we thank all ASU members for their support.

Most importantly, JOIN YOUR UNION:

Got any questions?

If you have any questions about the proposed Agreement please contact your local ASU organiser or delegate (download the bulletin below for full details).

 icon Dnata Bulletin, 12 May 2017


Statement from ACTU Secretary Sally McManus on Dnata

“I would like to congratulate the Australian Services Union members for their victory over international air services operator Dnata.”

“Dnata has this morning written to the Fair Work Commission and withdrawn the application for a dodgy enterprise bargaining agreement. This means that Dnata must now bargain in good faith to replace the current EBA with a new one.”

“This is a major victory for Dnata workers and sends a message to employers that they don’t have all the power, workers can unite for better pay and conditions and win.”

“We are seeing employers trying to beat the system on a daily basis so they don’t have to pay their workforce what they are fairly owed.

“It’s never going to be ok for a big corporation to threaten workers with their jobs and conditions because they won’t accept a pay cut. Never.”


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