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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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StarTrack EBA Bargaining to Commence!

ASU officials met with Startrack Express managers on June 2 2017 in Melbourne to discuss commencing negotiations for a new EBA. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes soon. What is the first step? Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) The Fair Work Act requires Startrack to provide all employees who are to be covered…

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Virgin wants to cut your take home pay!

Bargaining update Your ASU representatives have finally received a list of changes that Virgin wants to make to the enterprise agreement. It’s not pretty. Virgin wants to cut employees’ take home pay by making the following changes: Increase the spread of hours from 0700 – 1800 to 0600 – 1800 This means employees would lose…

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Virgin EBA Update

URGENT: We’ve just been informed that a TWU EBA survey has been sent to all Virgin ground services staff in error. ASU members will have received the ASU survey earlier this year, with our log of claims presented to the company all the way back in February. To clarify, you don’t need to complete this…

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