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Ground Handlers

As we predicted in the newsletter to members on the 8th of September 2017 – “dnata takes a slash and burn position”, dnata has now decided to go to an employee ballot with an inferior eba without agreement from the ASU. From around the 26th September you be will be…
Members would be aware that negotiations for the NSW Pax agreement began a little while ago, post the AHSA scandal. Thus far we have had 5 eba meetings, but dnata will tell you we have had 10 meetings. (More on this point below). The negotiations can be summarised at this…
The most recent EBA meeting with dnata was held on the 25 May in Sydney. The meeting was dominated by the dnata presentation on the now familiar theme of how they are “uncompetitive” compared with other ground handling companies, and, how should we conduct these negotiations in the future. dnata…
On the 18 May representatives from the ASU in Victoria, together with ASU members and delegates from dnata, gave evidence at a Senate Committee hearing into Corporate Avoidance of the Fair Work Act in Melbourne. We did this because dnata’s recent actions in seeking to avoid current wages and conditions…
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. This major win is testament to the strong collective rejection of the company’s…
Following today's decision by Dnata to withdraw the application for the dodgy AHSA EBA, the CEO has sent out a memo that has caused a lot of anger amongst Dnata staff. You can read the CEO's memo. It appears that Dnata are still going to utilise the new entity AHSA…
As you are no doubt aware the ASU and your delegates are commencing bargaining for your current EBA which is due to expire in the coming months. It is extremely important for us to understand what issues are important to you this time around, especially with the threat of the…
Commission hearing for the AHSA agreement has been adjourned until 15th May 2017 in Melbourne and by videolink to Sydney The Fair Work Commission asked all party’s to make themselves available this morning to have a brief conference via phone to determine the main issues to be discussed at tomorrow’s…
Your Australian Services Union negotiating team met with representatives of Aerocare to continue enterprise bargaining on Friday 31st March 2017. The ASU, along with the TWU, responded to the draft Enterprise Agreement put out by Aerocare on Wednesday 29 March 2017. The ASU detailed, clause by clause, the many improvements…
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