Airservices Australia strikes new in-principle Enterprise Agreement with United Fire Fighters Union of Australia

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Airservices Australia is pleased to announce it has finalised an in-principle, 12-month Enterprise Agreement with the United Fire Fighters Union of Australia Aviation Branch (UFUAV).

Airservices has been engaging with UFUAV and the Australian Public Service Commission to finalise a new Agreement in line with the Public Sector Interim Workplace Arrangements.

Under the new Agreement, Airservices’ Aviation Rescue Fire Fighting Service will receive a 4.9 per cent salary increase. The increase is comprised of 3 per cent, in line with the Public Sector Interim Workplace Arrangements, and 1.9 per cent which would have been available in December 2021.

“Airservices is pleased to have reached this in-principle agreement with the UFUAV, which puts an end to proposed industrial action next week,” Airservices Australia CEO Jason Harfield said.

“This new agreement provides certainty for our ARFFs workforce, airlines and the travelling public. We commend all involved in reaching this new agreement.”

The UFUAV will withdraw its proposed Protected Industrial Action set for 6am-10am (AEDT) next Friday, 9 December.

About Airservices

Airservices Australia is a government-owned organisation responsible for the safe and efficient management of 11 per cent of the world’s airspace and the provision of aviation rescue fire fighting services at Australia’s busiest airports.

Airservices provides ARFFS at 27 of Australia’s busiest airports and is regulated by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.

Airservices continues to meet all ARFFS requirements nationally to ensure the safety of airlines, airports and the travelling public.

We connect people with their world safely – linking family and friends, generating economic activity, creating jobs and facilitating trade and tourism.

Posted on: December 3, 2022

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