EAs on the table
It’s a great start to 2022 – So many EAs are on the table being negotiated and we are involved in some strong industry fights.
SOME OF THE ENTERPRISE AGREEMENTS ON THE TABLE
• Visy Logistics
• Green Freight logging
• Premier Illawarra Buses
• Veolia at Woodlawn
• Remondis at Picton
• Suez Moruya
• Hanson Tippers
• Dion’s buses
TAKING FEDEX TO FAIR WORK COMMISSION
18 months ago an anti-bullying order was made against FedEx regarding a manager with an ongoing problem. The issue has been ongoing since the yard was owned by TNT. TWU HSRs handed out numerous PINS on the manager involved. There are still problems and now further complaints have been made and the TWU is now taking FedEx to a full arbitration session.
THE CAR CARRYING INDUSTRY
Owner Drivers working under the Car Carrying Contract Determination have met and have now agreed after negotiation on an in-principle agreement on the rates for the updated Determination. Drivers contract their work to Autocare, Prix Car and Ceva.
AUTOCARE COMPANY DRIVERS
Autocare company drivers have not had seen a pay rise since 2019. Their EA expired two years ago and as we went in to negotiate its renewal, the company went into voluntary administration. The company is now back operating and negotiation has been frustrating. Protected Action is underway, workers have taken seven days of stop work action and two days of overtime bans in as we work through the issues. There are still two outstanding issues for employees, utilisation and the return of the union Picnic Day.
Members are still fighting to have Suez paid redundancies put in place as they prepare to change who they work for. Council are changing the tenders for the waste collection. We are monitoring the situation.
GLOBAL EXPRESS AN ACT OF BASTARDRY
Thursday before Good Friday the local Global Express manager in Kemblawarra dumps on his Contract Carriers a letter telling them they have six months to get bigger vehicles in order for them to fulfil contract requirements. There was no consultation. The Union will fight this with full force.
BORAL EA IN-PRINCIPLE AGREEMENT
The Boral Tippers Metro Agreement is at the stage of an in principle agreement – the company came willingly to the table to negotiate with members. Apart from pay increases, members have won a mobile phone allowance and a commitment to full utilisation of employees over the Christmas shutdown.
HANSON METRO TIPPERS
An Enterprise Agreement is in negotiation. The Company is playing hardball and members are working on improving the first offer from the company.
At Dion’s and at Premier Illawarra, negotiations are still in action, members are seeking a pay increase in relation to the Wage Price Index to enable a fairer pay rate for the industry.