Dnata caught red handed!

Yesterday dnata sent out an all staff memo advising you that they have started a new company called Airport Handling Services Australia (AHSA) and they are going to use that company to get airport ground handling work. But of course they haven’t told you the whole story… What dnata didn’t tell you They only told…

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Unions meet with Dnata

On Wednesday 15 March 2017 ASU and TWU delegates from around the country held a meeting with Dnata management about the new company they have set up and the underhanded way in which they tried to sneak through the AHSA agreement and quite possibly the Aviation Ground Resources agreement through the Fair Work Commission. You…

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Aerocare provide first agreement

On 15th March 2017 Aerocare management provided their first draft of the proposed new agreement for staff. You have probably seen it by now and what you will notice (apart from some very poor drafting and ambiguous clauses) is that the draft excludes casuals and permanent full time staff from its coverage. This is no…

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Menzies update: Meal breaks during overtime

The ASU has once again requested that a hearing be held at the Fair Work Commission in an attempt to resolve the back pay claim for meal breaks during overtime. Unfortunately, after a series of meetings and discussions with the company, Menzies has failed to put forward an adequate offer which recognises the entitlements of…

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Unions keep pressure on Dnata

On Wednesday 23 March 2017 the ASU and TWU held a further meeting with Dnata management about the new company (AHSA) as well as your current EBA’s. This meeting was also to receive information that we requested from the company at the meeting with your delegates on 15 March 2017. Information Received. The meeting commenced…

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No list of claims from Virgin management yet

Your ASU delegates met with Virgin Australia management in Brisbane on 20 March 2017. We provided a lot more detail about the changes ASU members want to see in this new agreement.  Our discussions focussed on: Fairer use of chronologies – making sure employees know when entries are made and can respond; Rostering arrangements –…

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Bargaining continues at Menzies

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. Meeting Outcomes Your Union…

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Dnata’s Dodgy AHSA EBA listed for hearing!

On Thursday 6 April 2017 Dnata’s AHSA and Altara’s AGR substandard EBA’s are listed for a hearing in the Fair Work Commission. The battle lines are drawn! This Thursday 6 April 2017 is a key time in determining whether or not the 2 new Agreements get approved by the Fair Work Commission.  Your Union, the…

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Aerocare EBA – you deserve a better deal

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 the draft needed, it made…

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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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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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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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