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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.
Last edited by STN Ramp Rat; 22nd Jul 2013 at 08:27.
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.
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?
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
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.