March 28, 2018

The TWU today applied to the Fair Work Commission for permission to hold a Protected Action Ballot following another sub-standard MSS Security agreement offer.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. It is time for action. MSS’s offer was nothing short of a slap in the face for TWU members.

To break the stand-off we need to send a clear message to management.

The current MSS offer includes:

X Wage rises not keeping up with inflation

X Removal of paid non-rostered public holidays

X Removal of laundry

X New employees placed on the bare minimum in the Award. This creates an unfair two-tier system at MSS Security and will ignite a race to the bottom throughout the entire Aviation Industry.

In June last year MSS failed to get its previous shocking deal up. That offer included a paltry 1.5% increase and an attempt to introduce unpaid breaks – which would have cost MSS workers at least $4651.40 a year.

Household cost of living increased well over CPI last financial year 2016/2017 and has continued to skyrocket during the current financial year. MSS Guards have not received a pay rise since 1 April 2016.

In August 2016, MSS management walked away from an in-principle agreement.

To be eligible for Protected Industrial Action you must be a member of the TWU. If you are a TWU member you will be protected if you take action. If you are not a member of the TWU you will not be protected if you take action and will be forced to continue working through any protected action.

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