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In December 2020, the Fair Work Commission (‘Commission’) found that Swissport’s Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018 (‘Swissport Agreement’) did not meet the minimum legal standards for wages and conditions in the Airlines Award. They invited Swissport to update the pay and conditions of the Swissport Agreement so that they met the…
In a Decision on 20 December 2019, the Fair Work Commission found that employees covered the Swissports Aerocare Collective Agreement 2018 (‘2018 Agreement’) would not be ‘better off overall’ compared to the Airlines Award. The Airlines Award is the absolute legal minimum for people working in the Airlines Industry. There’s…
The Fair Work Commission had decided that all casuals working under the SCHDS Award should be paid their casual loading in addition to their overtime time and weekend penalty rates. This is likely to be phased between 1 December 2019 and 1 July 2020, but we are waiting for confirmation…
The has ASU met with Emirates about cuts following the Company’s announcement it would close the doors to their Melbourne Call Centre will close its doors. In response to the announcement on 3 September 2019, the ASU sought an urgent meeting to understand what Emirates would do to prevent any…
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…
On 3rd September 2019, Barry Brown – Emirates’ Divisional Vice President for Australasia – notified all Australia and New Zealand staff of their decision to close Melbourne Call Centre operations. Following the announcement, Emirates commenced meetings with call centre staff who work at the Emirates’ Town Office to inform them that Emirates…
In response to last Wednesday’s sensational announcement about massive cuts to staff at Virgin Australia’s Head Office, the ASU sought an urgent meeting to understand what – if any – restructuring process or program has already been commenced by the Company. The meeting took place in Brisbane on Friday, 30th…
The Fair Work Commission has decided to terminate the Aerocare Collective Agreement 2012 thanks to a union challenge because Swissport employees are worse off under the 2012 Agreement than they would be if they were covered by the Airlines Award. The 2012 agreement pays below award rates on weekends and…
The ASU is receiving further reports about misinformation and claims from staff about the Agreement process being complete. This is not the case. When we last updated you in April, we confirmed that technically the Agreement is not in operation and is still awaiting approval by the Fair Work Commission…
The ASU, ALAEA and Individual Bargaining Representatives will meet with Emirates on Wednesday 10 July, to commence negotiations for the next Emirates Agreement. The purpose of the initial bargaining meeting is to bring the bargaining representatives together, program future meetings and for the representatives to consider working together as a…
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