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Bargaining continues with Emirates for your next EBA

03 September 2019 By ASU, the airlines industry union

On Thursday, 16th August 2019, the union representatives for the ASU ALAEA and staff bargaining representatives met in Melbourne to continue bargaining discussions for the next Emirates Enterprise Agreement.

Your Union and bargaining representatives met with Emirates on Thursday, 16 August 2019 to hear Emirates’ present an initial response to our Log of Claims. A pay offer was not discussed in detail; however the group discussed improvements to the variable merit system and the Redundancy Severance pay schedule in your current EBA-2017.

Following the meeting, bargaining representatives agreed to discuss issues around the current Redundancy Severance pay schedule with you and report back to the group. The current schedule at 14.10(c) to (e) of EBA-2017 caps out at 44 weeks and provides no additional recognition of service for staff with in excess of 12 years’ service.

By 31 December 2019 this will represent almost 40% of all staff covered by the agreement.

The group met yesterday to discuss your concerns about the current package and formulate a more detailed claim to provide to Emirates. On behalf of all bargaining representatives, the ASU has now notified Emirates that a majority of staff would like to see a significant improvement that recognizes services up to at least 21 years. Please see a copy of the letter sent to Emirates today attached to this Bulletin.

What can you do to help?

  • Make sure you commit to the EBA campaign. See your bargaining representative or ASU Organiser to find out how you can help.
  • If you are not an ASU member – now is the time to join – you can do this on line at

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For more information please contact your local ASU organiser or delegate. (Download the full bulletin here) icon Emirates EBA Bulletin #3 - 3 September 2019

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Name: National Office
Telephone: 03 9342 1400