Negotiations to renew the Otis, Kone and Schindler EBA’s have been running for six months. Schindler’s agreement is now close to finalisation with the committee agreeing to a 12% increase over three years with increases in allowances and a guarantee of their superannuation rising to 11.75%. The only major point that the committee has conceded is that members can now only carry over two RDO’s from one calendar year to the next.
Otis and Kone on the other hand have not even come close to meeting the expectations of the members. Kone’s offer currently stands at 9% over three years and Otis has increased their position to 10.5%.
In the case of Otis they still have a large wish list on the table that includes reducing overtime entitlements, cashing out of Annual Leave and RDO’s and a number of other items that haven’t fully been agreed to as yet.
Industrial action for Kone and Otis will be going ahead on Friday 21st at which time the members will endorse a range of actions to further their claim. Schindler’s Industrial action has been withdrawn and on Friday the members there will simply be voting on the proposed arrangement.