FXA members and supporters,
As you all know the negotiations with Fuji Xerox have been tough and protracted. Remember where this started – with Fuji wanting to strip away numerous conditions and pay which had been hard fought for over many years.
Let’s remember FXA’s starting position which would have taken the Agreement backwards to a pre-1996 position;
Slash redundancy payments down to a 52 week cap for new starters. Playing off new employees against existing.
Eliminating the car allowance option for new starters. Again playing off new employees against existing.
Slashing the car allowance for existing employees down to $12,893 and an increase in the excess km threshold before allowing claims. (Originally they proposed ending the car allowance).
A measly $1000 annual increase to the base.
No other allowance increases .
Introduction of satellite vehicle tracking.
Thanks to the resoluteness and collective effort of ETU members these things were taken off the table and we are now at a point where we are fighting tooth and nail just to get some sensible improvements in the Agreement;
The introduction of a clause which stops FXA implementing major change without having resolved differences with a group of employees who the changes may have a severe effect on.
A modest increase in wages.
A little bit of flexibility from FXA on travelling time for employees being sent from one side of Sydney to the other and being expected to be there at 8:30am.
It’s not too much to ask a multinational company with over a billion dollar turnover in Australia that makes huge profits. All we want is for them to treat their employees with decency by recognising their employee role in that profit by having a fair and reasonable Agreement.
In accordance with the unanimously supported resolution of the last mass meeting held at Rosehill Bowling Club on Thursday 11th August there is a legally sanctioned 24hr stoppage;
Commencing: Midnight tonight Thursday 18 August 2400hrs
Ending: Midnight Friday 19th August 2359Hrs.
All members are expected to not attend duties during this time. Note there is no requirement under the Fair Work Act to inform your employer of your intention to take protected industrial action.
A mass meeting will be held tomorrow Friday 19th August: 10am Rosehill Bowling Club (Corner Hassall St / James Ruse Drive Rosehill.
This is a critical point in the negotiations and it is absolutely critical that everyone attends so we can hear everyone’s views and feedback.
Non-attendance will be taken as supporting whatever decision the meeting takes tomorrow.