On Monday 26th September we will be attending a Fair Work conciliation conference before Deputy President Bull at 2pm at the Fair Work Commission, William St Sydney. The conference was applied for by FXA and is supported by the ETU in accordance with the mass meeting that was held on Monday 29th August 2016.
The conference will seek assistance from President Bull on resolution of the outstanding matters of;
1. The inclusion of a Status Quo provision as part of the Dispute Settlement Process that maintains the working arrangements that were in place prior to a dispute until the dispute is resolved and
2. An improved travelling time clause which recognizes the extensive time delays incurred by technicians when travelling across the FXA service area.
By nature this conciliation process is non-binding on both parties but often can have a positive effect on resolving outstanding issues.
We will be putting the case that these things are matters of great consequence for our members and to that end we intend to represent your interests with an optimistic view and open mind on the matters but in a forthright manner which argues the case as to why these measures are absolutely necessary.
If members are willing to attend the conference it is always a valuable experience for our membership and also adds value and transparency to the process to actually have real workers at the hearings - please contact me if you are interested.
Finally, if you are fortunate enough to have benefited from what your colleagues and their activism in the union have done for you over many years of agreement negotiations and representation and you are still not in the ETU, why not do the right thing ? Join in the collective effort to help you and your mates.
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