Emirates lowball loyal staff with below average pay offer

Emirates, your union and bargaining representatives met last Tuesday for bargaining. Emirates have revised some of their pay offer but have rejected our proposal that would have ensured that staff received a minimum CPI increase to their salaries. This week Emirates responded to your union and bargaining representatives with another unacceptable pay offer. Emirates had…

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Virgin, why are we waiting?

Your ASU representatives met with management on Wednesday 17 May 2017 to progress negotiations for the new Virgin enterprise agreement. Management had committed to giving us the list of changes they want in the new agreement at this meeting. But yet again, when we arrived, they had no log of claims to share with us,…

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Australian Senate hears from Dnata workers

Yesterday 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.  We did this because Dnata’s recent actions in seeking to avoid current wages and conditions and creating AHSA, are a stark example of how many…

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Dnata: But wait there’s more…

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 here. It appears that Dnata are still going to utilise the new entity AHSA to bid for work…

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Casuals denied a vote by Aerocare

Aerocare today said that their EBA was approved by a majority of employees entitled to a vote – but was it? A significant part of the workforce – i.e. casual employees did not get a vote at all. That is not fair, that is not reasonable. Aerocare say that the casuals are stuck on the…

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It’s time to vote “NO” at Aerocare

As predicted, Aerocare management have decided to put their substandard agreement out to vote without any further negotiation or discussion. We have had 3 meetings with the company – these discussions have hardly been protracted! We recommend voting “NO” to this agreement when voting starts on 15th April 2017. This agreement has a lot wrong…

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Aerocare maintains their poor offer!

Following the meeting on Friday 31st March 2017 Aerocare have given a written response to our claims to improve your Enterprise Agreement.  Unfortunately members will have every reason to be disappointed at Aerocare’s failure to improve your terms and conditions of employment.  We have won some improvements but Aerocare still have a long way to…

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Dnata EBA Bargaining to commence!

Even though there is a dispute over the dodgy AHSA agreement that Dnata is trying to push through Fair Work, we still have to commence negotiations for your current Agreement which expires this year. It is very important that we continue to maintain your current EBA’s.  We therefore need to start negotiations for the Ramp…

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Commission Hearing for Dodgy AHSA Agreement Adjourned!

Commission hearing for the AHSA agreement has been adjourned until 15 May 2017. 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 Commission hearing. During this conference it became apparent that more time was…

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Bargaining update at Singapore Airlines

Throughout 2017 your Union has been involved in bargaining with Singapore Airlines management and the Enterprise Negotiation Team (‘the ENT’), for the new Enterprise Agreement. On 30th March 2017, Singapore Airlines management informed your Union and the ENT that it intends to put the Agreement out to a vote by the employees.  This will occur…

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Jetstar EBA Survey

Jetstar EBA 5 will expire on 30 September 2017. That means we need to start bargaining for your new EBA as soon as possible. To prepare for our negotiations and compile a log of claims the union has developed a survey for you to complete so that we can determine what is important to you.…

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