“We are confident that we will reach an adequate agreement,” a spokesman said. “We have presented a very fair proposal that reconciles the wishes of our employees with the needs of the company.” The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers negotiate with their New Approaches programme. Read more about The New Approaches on the Fair Work Commission website. If a job has a registered agreement, the bonus does not apply. However, toll truck drivers could go on strike after negotiations on a new operating contract failed, with the transport workers` union considering submitting a protected action vote on Friday. The TWU said discussions that began in March on a new three-year deal have reached an “impasse” over Toll`s plans to reduce working hours for full-time workers and recruit more casual staff. Registered agreements are valid until terminated or issued. “It`s about ensuring that Toll retains an experienced, well-trained staff that is a top priority for safety and productivity,” Kaine said. We have a plan to reverse that. It`s about bringing together transport workers from all sectors of the sector to fight as one. The survey of more than 1100 carpool drivers reveals low wages and violence M. Kaine said Thursday that Toll had “refused to travel on important issues” regarding transportation workers` livelihoods and their ability to help their families during the EBA negotiations. Michael Byrne, the big boss, who left rival Linfox at the end of 2014 after nine years at the head of the heavyweight group, is under pressure to change companies after Japan Post received a $4.9 billion in depreciation in April and cut thousands of jobs.
The EBA, formerly four years old, with an EWU toll, expired on June 30. It is estimated that up to 7,000 members work at Toll. TWU has previously said toll has struggled financially because it has allowed its businesses to cannibalize each other and has not invested enough in new trucks to remain competitive. Michael Byrne, CEO of New Toll, is under pressure to reverse heavyweight group Josh Robenstone “Employees are very angry and very disappointed by the intransigence on important issues,” said michael Kaine, deputy secretary of the TWU. “The overwhelming response from staff is to take protective measures to demand that Toll make sense.” Things need to change. Successful companies at the forefront of supply chains make significant profits by reducing transportation costs. This means that jobs will be degraded. Precarious jobs are multiplying and wage theft is multiplying.
People are dying on our roads. A protected action ballot submitted to the Fair Work Commission to authorise trade union actions will only be successful if at least 50% of the persons are on the trade union`s electoral list and more than 50% of the votes cast are in favour of a strike. A vote is expected to take place within the next two weeks. If it succeeds, workers will be able to take a number of measures ranging from overtime bans to 24-hour work stoppages. The TWU said discussions about attempts to limit the range of disputes that Fair Work Commission employees can resolve were also stalled and workers were worried about ending supply chain scrutiny. Toll`s new president, John Mullen, has experience in managing industrial issues after negotiating EBAs with shipyards, while managing ports and the Asciano rail group, which was split last year. The possible measure is a challenge for Toll`s new management team, appointed late last year by japan Post owners to halt a decline in profits. Toll workers had already cast a vote in 2013, but this dispute was settled without the workers striking.
The TWU said it expects Friday`s vote to be approved by union members. Toll said he continues to deal in good faith with the EWU. . . .