The ETU has become aware that Kone management are pressuring members to change their work hours including start and finish times.
Under Clause 6 of the EBA Kone are required to consult with each affected employee. Clause 6.3 states that each eamployee is entitled to representation and Clause 6.9 of the EBA defines major changes as including the alteration to Hours of Work.
As there has been no consultation to date we advise all ETU members to work their normal hours and to not agree to any change in working hours including start and finish times.
We believe that Kone are in breach of the EBA if they continue to pursue these changes without consultation and providing each employee with the opportunity to have the union represent them.
THE ETU HAS PUT THE MATTER IN DISPUTE. ALL MEMBERS SHOULD CONTINUE TO WORK ORDINARY SHIFTS AND ORDINARY START FINISH TIMES AND NOT AGREE TO ANY CHANGE UNTIL CONSULTATION HAS OCCURRED. EACH EMPLOYEE NEEDS TO NOTIFY KONE BY EMAIL THAT THE ETU IS REPRESENTING THEM IN ANY CONSULTATION AROUND THE ALTERATION OF HOURS OF WORK.