BREAKING: Fair Work Commission Rejects Aerocare Agreement as it does not meet legal minimum standards

On 31 August the Fair work commission rejected the substandard Aerocare agreement that was opposed by the Australian Services Union and the TWU. This is a significant decision and has wide implications across the airline industry, including in the highly competitive ground handling market. As ASU members know, the Aerocare model of split shifts at…

Jetstar EBA Bargaining to Commence!

ASU officers have been discussing commencing negotiations for a new EBA with Jetstar management. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes 30 September 2017. What is the first step? Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR). The Fair Work Act requires Jetstar to provide all employees who are to be covered by, or, proposed to be…

Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017 Update

The Fair Work Commission has now held the approval hearing for the Aerocare Collective Agreement 2017. What did the ASU say to the Commission? At the hearing the ASU told the Commission that the agreement could not be approved as the Commission could not be satisfied that the agreement: Passed the pre-approval steps because Aerocare was confused about its…