There’s not much good news to come out of last Thursday’s negotiations. The pay offer hasn’t improved and we still can’t get a straight answer on many important conditions. It’s becoming clear that Toll dnata management aren’t taking your pay and conditions seriously. It’s a big call but we’re giving this year’s Grinch award to Toll dnata!
While Emirates – Dnata’s parent company has had its 26th straight year of profit (this year $1.1 BILLION USD) apparently there’s not enough money to offer you a deal worth more than 2% a year! Talk about being a Grinch! At our last meeting your ASU delegates put a counter offer to management about the money. We said that we if we got some conditions improved, we would ask members to consider 2.75% back paid to 12 months after the last pay rise was due which is different in each of the 4 airports to be covered then 3% from January 2015, 2% from July 2015 and 3% from July 2016. The response we got from Toll dnata was…a little underwhelming!
Christmas is CANCELLED!
A couple of months ago, we thought we would’ve had a deal by now and you’d be enjoying some hard earned back pay for Christmas. Unfortunately, Christmas is cancelled at Toll Dnata this year! And when 2015 rolls around you’ll still be getting paid the same rate – for some people that is the rate they have had since 2012.
Management doesn’t seem to be interested in fixing your conditions or fairly compensating you for two and half years without a pay rise. It seems the company is just trying to be tricky! They’ve now offered 2.75% real back pay (which means you’ll get a bit of superannuation) but reduced the 3% in January 2015 to just 0.25%. This means there’ll be no extra money in your pocket, and still only adds up to 8% over 4 and half years.
But it’s not too late to save Christmas
(Well, actually it is too late to save Christmas) But it’s not too late to win decent pay and conditions at Toll dnata. If you believe it’s time management took you seriously, then you need to do something about it! It’s time we got together and drew a line in the sand! We think Toll dnata need a deadline to get this EBA together and make sure you’re paid fairly. How long should we give them? Keep an eye out for meeting dates at your location, and for more info, contact your delegates or your local ASU organiser.