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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 08:26   #1 (permalink)
 
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Servisair / Swissport

It seems Swissport may be taking over Servisair

Swissport International Ltd.*- News & Media Center*- News Releases

Derichebourg grants exclusivity to Swissport in respect of the disposal of 100% of Servisair

Derichebourg announces today that it has granted an exclusivity period to Swissport regarding the disposal of 100% of Servisair on the basis of an irrevocable and binding offer received today. Both Swissport and Derichebourg will provide more information in due course, subject to customary legal and regulatory approvals.
Servisair´s global business currently provides ground services for around 106 million passengers and 645,000 tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 500 client companies in the aviation sector. Servisair employs around 15,000 staff and is active at 118 locations in 20 countries on four continents. Swissport is a global provider of ground services to the aviation sector offering services to around 118 million passengers and handling 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year on behalf of some 650 client-companies in the aviation sector. With a workforce of around 40,000 employees, Swissport is active at 180 stations in 38 countries across five continents.
The Derichebourg Group is an international player in the world of environmental services and services to businesses and to local and municipal authorities. It covers the entire waste recycling chain, from collection through to recuperation. Furthermore, it develops a broad range of services in cleaning, temporary work, energy, with well known focus on aircraft support to manufacturing and aircraft maintenance.

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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 09:43   #2 (permalink)
 
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fish

been a long time coming
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 09:52   #3 (permalink)
 
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Servisair/Swissport Takeover

This is true. Apparently, The Derchbourg Group which owns Servisair, on the basis of an irrevocable and binding offer, has granted exclusivity to Swissport in respect of the sale of its global ground services subsidiary Servisair.

This is expected to occur towards the end of 2013
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 11:53   #4 (permalink)
 
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Very interesting news to all concerned! One question, will this also include the sale of SMART by Servisair? Will that then become swissport also?
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 13:39   #5 (permalink)
 
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Servisair / Swissport

Swissport and smart should never be used in the same sentence !!!!
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 14:47   #6 (permalink)
 
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Smart Handling by Servisair.........it's 100% sale of all of Servisair and all that money they spent on Aspire Lounges.
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
 
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Servisair / Swissport

May get away by renaming it "handling solutions" as in GLA
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 17:22   #8 (permalink)
 
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Grrr

About time the that the last old dinosaur, Circusair was finally put to the sword.

Just wonder how the EU monopolies commission will feel about it?
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 18:44   #9 (permalink)
 
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Servisair / Swissport

Nice to see the sympathy is in abundance as usual from all those NOT affected by it !!!
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 19:59   #10 (permalink)
 
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Sympathy? Who needs sympathy! Whatever happens happens these days, there's so many different circumstances to consider when it comes to your situation / possibilities.
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 22:30   #11 (permalink)
 
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Talking to the Servisair ramp crews and they arent too keen on Swissport's offer/T&Cs
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 23:37   #12 (permalink)
 
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Talking to the Servisair ramp crews and they arent too keen on Swissport's offer/T&Cs
Bernie, Same was said by the Aviance staff 3 years ago, whats the saying "whats comes around, go's around!!"
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Old 22nd Jul 2013, 23:56   #13 (permalink)
 
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Awful news to receive when on shift today, and as always, received it via word of mouth and the Swissport website rather by management themselves!

When management did finally appear it was great to see their faces though, rabbits in headlights anyone?

Hoping for my sake and my colleagues we're transferred over on our current contracts as going to a Swissport contract would be a huge loss of T&C's and pay.

Good luck to everyone involved
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Old 23rd Jul 2013, 07:27   #14 (permalink)
 
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JamesKirk, I wasnt on Civil Ramps at that time so I dont know what the changes were but I suspect it didnt amount to a... (let me do the maths)... 14% pay drop
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Old 23rd Jul 2013, 09:11   #15 (permalink)
 
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Wouldn't Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment (TUPE) apply this would mean that you transfer from one company to the other under the same contract and pay.

Obviously where there are some overlapping of jobs it will unfortunately lead to compulsory redundancies.

Are the turnaround co-ordinators at Swissport dispatchers or load controllers?
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Old 23rd Jul 2013, 09:47   #16 (permalink)
 
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Are Swissport reliant on replacing managers that somehow have no role but have gotten away with it for years?
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Old 23rd Jul 2013, 12:15   #17 (permalink)
 
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I feel very sorry for the staff involved. As MO'L once said of BA / Iberia, this is like two drunks propping each other up....
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Old 24th Jul 2013, 02:23   #18 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know legally where we stand with this buyout?

I'm a dispatcher at Servisair, and I assume we'll be merging to the already massive Swissport operation here. Are they legally required to take me on with my Servisair contract or will I be forced to go to a Swissport contract, and lose money and T&C's?
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Old 24th Jul 2013, 09:07   #19 (permalink)
 
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As someone has already mentioned on this thread, TUPE of ALL Servisair employee contracts will be transferred over to Swissport. Your pay and terms of condition stay the same. These contracts legally expire after 2 YEARS service. Your contract will then changed to Swissport T & Cs.
Good luck and keep aviation safe
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Old 24th Jul 2013, 11:46   #20 (permalink)
 
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Your contract will not automatically change over to a Swissport contract after 2 years (I'm still on an Aviance contract 4 years after they dissapeared).
The company can however deem that your job no longer exist, for example, what Menzies did with the Ex-Servisair Ramp Team leadrers who TUPE'd over with the BA contract at MAN as Menzies stated they do not have that posistion within Menzies.
For the most part, the people who actually do the job i.e Pax services, Dispatch, Ramp will in the main be O.K (someone has to do the work). Only where there is a duplication of jobs, at stations where both companies exist i.e MAN, LGW and STN, will there be a reduction of staff. A good example is management. Having been in a company taken over and being in a company taking over another since 2007 at MAN, without exception, all the management personell from the company being taken over have been shown the door.
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