Broadly speaking, the AA tends to make contractual changes to specific groups of employees at once. This actually provides us with a strong foundation, as the recognised trade union, to influence the final outcome of any proposed contractual changes. The IDU actively engages with its members across the country in person, through briefings and 1:1’s – as well as conductions national ballots on matters relating to these changes. We actively ensure that the response the business gets in relation to any proposals is a true reflection of the memberships views, and work to ensure the final outcome is the best it can be under the circumstances – at the time.
As with our other collective work (pay etc), contractual changes are something that all AA staff – members and non-members alike benefit from. However, the fact that all benefit from our work here – is not a rationale for not being an IDU member. Being a member of the IDU gives you a platform to have your individual voice heard, and to be part of a collective voice. It gives you the opportunity to have your say on the pending contract changes (and other collective issues). There is much to be said for being a member in simple acknowledgement of the fact that you benefit from so much we do for AA staff as a whole, but more than that It also ensures you will be represented as an individual if you ever need it – with disciplinary, grievance, or capability hearings – by a trade union that knows the detail of these policies like no other.
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If you are an IDU member, currently facing a contractual change and in need of 1:1 support – contact your local representative directly for representation. If you do not know who your local representative is – call our Head Office on 0844 800 4429