EA negotiations commenced this week at Decipha’s office in Abbottsford, Victoria. The CWU bargaining team comprises national and state officials (Vic, NSW & SA) and the local union CWU delegate.
This was really a preliminary meeting with an overview from Decipha on the challenges facing the business. Similar presentations have been made to employees. The meeting was also concerned with scheduling meetings over the bargaining period and the general conduct of discussions.
Neither Decipha nor the unions presented a “log” of claims at the meeting. However some of the issues the CWU identified on the basis of membership feedback were: pay, hours of work, and alignment of Decipha terms and conditions of employment with Post. And, no diminution of existing conditions or entitlements.
We asked Decipha for an early indication of their issues. The only issue flagged by Decipha was concern about anything that might prevent flexibility of staffing.
The CWU is intending to put our “log” of claims to Decipha next week. We have asked Decipha that they respond with their issues at the next week’s negotiating meeting.
Have your say.
If you have not had a chance to have your say on the “log” you can still so by contacting your state branch, local CWU delegate or national office on 0393492100. Or email email@example.com or website www.cwu.org.au
If you are not a CWU member it is not too late to join to make sure that your voice is heard.