Why the ASU recommends a NO Vote?
The ASU is recommending a NO vote because we believe the proposed Agreement should:
- Give employees more than CPI per year wage increases;
- Rex has proposed the gift share scheme and the profit share scheme but without the minimum payment of 2% this will mean that in a year when profit is low the profit scheme may not make any payments at all.
Can we get a better deal?
During the last EBA negotiations Rex employees did not support the first EBA issued for a vote and were subsequently able to improve the deal offered by Rex. Members know that, by rejecting this EBA, they have the power to improve the EBA.
Before putting the EBA out for a vote last time Rex management told the ASU that no more money was available for pay increases. It was obvious Rex was putting their draft EBA out for voting to see if they could get away with minimal wage increases, it was only when the EBA was voted down that Rex produced their bottom line offer.
A no vote will be a clear and unambiguous message from employees to management not to take employees for granted in these, and future, EBA negotiations.
And after a NO Vote?
The ASU believe Rex can improve the offer. A NO vote is the only way to make sure Rex Airlines put their best offer on the table.