Dnata, a global air and travel services provider, announced that it reached an agreement in principle with its ground handling and cargo employees and their bargaining representatives on a new collective bargaining agreement in Australia. As a result, dnata will further enhance its highly competitive compensation packages while continuing to offer its employees comprehensive training and excellent career development opportunities. Dnata also confirmed that the previously proposed industrial action had been cancelled.
Burt Sigsworth, CEO of dnata Australia (Ground Handling and Cargo), said: “We are pleased to have reached an agreement with our team. We are committed to ensuring our employees are appropriately compensated. Despite a challenging business environment, we were offering our staff a highly competitive wage outcome throughout the negotiations. I thank each dnata employee for their hard work, loyalty and relentless commitment to dnata and our customers in these challenging times. We will continue to invest in engagement with our people and this is a continuation of our journey to elevate our employee value proposition and be an employer of choice in Australia. We will continue to invest also in infrastructure and equipment to deliver consistent quality and safe services for our partners and their customers, supporting the restart of Australian aviation. We remain committed to the Australian market, with an ongoing long-term vision to be the most admired provider of integrated ground handling solutions.”
Dnata provides ground handling and cargo services to 30 airlines at six airports with a team of 1,700 highly-trained aviation professionals in Australia.