ACTION BUSES MEMBERS BACK AT THE NEGOTIATING TABLE
900 members at ACTION buses are in wage negotiations.
The first inadequate offer from the employer has been rejected by members and now the TWU and other unions are back at the table bringing a counter offer that meets the needs of members.
Our claim includes a need for improved conditions at work, and safety.
NOT TRIPLE OK AT THE ACT AMBULANCE SERVICE
Inadequate staffing equals inadequate safety, a problem for Paramedics and the community they look after. Paramedics, patient transport, Comms teams and other ACT Ambulance Service Staff are fighting for better working conditions, better crewing, better rosters and a response from the ACT Government’s Emergency Services Agency that addresses their concerns now.
The workload for ACT Paramedics is increasing and the TWU is standing with members at the ACT Ambulance Service. TWU member and Paramedic Darren Neville has been in the media, he feels the Government is not listening to member concerns, “We’re doing 14-hour night shifts, back-to-back with a 10-hour break. So in 38 hours you’re doing 28 hours work,” he said.
Members, Paramedics held a mass gathering calling for an end of long night shifts and faulty communication. Members also passed a motion of no confidence in the ACT Ambulance Commissioner.
It appears support is in the works, with the situation Paramedics face debated in the ACT Parliament, commitments were made.
ACT Ambulance members face an unsustainable situation that needs resolution sooner rather than later, Member and community safety is at stake.
TEAM GLOBAL EXPRESS
Members at Team Global Express are preparing to sit down next year and renegotiate their agreement in 2023. Members are seeking improved wages and conditions and gearing up for the majors bargaining rounds that will run across the country.
Klaus Pinkas • Sub-branch Secretary