Your national negotiating team met again with Menzies management on 29 March 2017. This meeting was productive, and provided a platform for us to further reinforce our position, and outline a number of key documents in support of our claims.
The next bargaining meeting will be held on 19 April 2017.
Your Union clarified and reiterated its position regarding all items on its log of claims, and presented further documentation in support of various clauses sought within the log of claims.
Documents were provided to Menzies to firmly articulate our requests for the contents of clauses about superannuation; family violence leave; flexible work arrangements; and principles and procedures that we recommend Menzies follow in respect of requests for flexible working arrangements.
Menzies provided a summary view of its current position within the bargaining process. It noted that there are several topical industry factors which have the potential to impact upon its decision-making about the new Enterprise Agreement. Menzies again reiterated its concerns about the current issues relating to dnata and stated that the outcome of this scenario will be a determining factor that Menzies will need to take into account when formalising its position on the new Enterprise Agreement.
Your national negotiating team and Menzies committed to engage in further discussions, in order to progress bargaining as expediently as possible.
What are the Next Steps?
Once more details about Menzies’ position become available, we anticipate holding members meetings in the future to keep members updated on progress of the negotiations.
Make sure you watch out for those details.