SLD 19/09 – Union Rejects Visionstream’s ‘Slap in the Face’ EBA Offer

UNION REJECTS VISIONSTREAM’S ‘SLAP IN THE FACE’ EBA OFFER

Dear Members,

In bargaining, the Union has advanced claims on behalf of workers to:

  • Apply the picnic day to all employees
  • Increase company required travel by a minimum $20 per day
  • Have company required travel allowance paid to an employee within 24 hours of working away to ensure the employee is able to meet their normal financial obligations
  • Day in Lieu when working away from home and having to take a rest day whilst away
  • Apply daily travel time of 45 minutes each way (not applicable when working away on company travel)
  • Improve redundancy benefits whilst protecting the 84 weeks redundancy for those still covered by that agreement
  • Secure redundancy benefits in a redundancy trust such as MERT, CIRT etc
  • Improve superannuation benefits
  • Contractor use clause

In addition to the above, the Union is seeking Weekly wages to increase fairly – enabling families to keep up with the rising cost of living.

Notwithstanding the meagre increase to 1.25% and 2.25%, the Union has rejected the 2 tier pay increases for Silcar and Visionstream. Pay parity is paramount across both groups of workers who come to work each day and do the exact same work, in the same uniform, for the same company.

Visionstream want to stagnate wages and play catch up.

In the meantime, it is crucial that you ask your colleagues who may not yet be Union members, to join today. Only a strong and unionised workforce will secure an EBA that delivers for Visionstream workers.

SUE RILEY
Secretary
CWU (T&S) Vic
M. 0439 762 455
E. sriley@cwu.asn.au

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