DAA OUTSOURCING WILL BE RESISTED
Thursday 12 July 2012, 07pm
The Dublin Airport Authorities decision to outsource its distribution operation to a Third Party provider continues to be resisted by members affected by the transfer.
Despite at first indicating the move would take place after talks and agreement the company has since stated that their staff will transfer under the TUPE directive 2003 to the third party provider ; Masterlink in and around September.
Mandate made it clear to the company that any attempt to transfer its members from the semi-state body where it was unclear what terms and conditions would be maintained in the future would be challenged.
The Union recently wrote to the DAA advising of its intention to Ballot members for Industrial Action if the company goes ahead with its plans. Divisional Organiser Brendan O Hanlon says " the company's trestment of its staff in the distribution centre is nothing short of disgraceful" "It is an absolute insult to workers who as part of an agreement reached in 2009 had pay cuts, massive reductions in staffing levels, and greater productivity as a result of Terminal 2 opening, not to mention the handling of both Cork and Shannon logistics.