David Nardi & Maria Doherty have publically stated to a meeting of ETU delegates that NO work is to be conducted on asbestos contained boards etc until members have had face to face training. Nardi & Doherty have further stated that the training that is required will have to be agreed by the ETU.
Nardi & Doherty committed to the following;
No work to be done on asbestos boards until properly trained to a ETU agreed standard.
Asbestos awareness training is NOT training for work on asbestos boards or materials.
Nardi & Doherty committed that after a member is properly trained that the member can refuse to work on asbestos contained boards / equipment & if any manager threatens them for refusal the manager will be disciplined.
Boss’s two week Singapore Junket
The ETU has become aware that the CEO Vince Graham has rewarded two senior managers from Essential Energy, Ausgrid & Endeavour with a two week all expenses trip to Singapore.
When the ETU questioned the junket we were informed that they are attending a safety conference where they will learn new & valuable information to create a safer workplace.
Sounds impressive! but I cant work out how attending an aviation safety conference will improve safety in the electricity supply industry! & who were the lucky EE senior managers who got the trip ? no other than David Nardi & Maria Doherty.
Beware, Smiling Assassins Bearing Gifts
Meanwhile management threaten to force some lesser managers onto individual contracts against their will.
Don’t be surprised if the management EBA reps who are joyfully taking great delight in attempting to reduce workers conditions & career opportunities don’t get rewarded for their attacks on the working men & women of EE.
The two managers (Peter Smith & Bericura) who are pushing to strip over 200 workers of the protection of the EBA, attack potential leading hand entitlements & generally attack the hard fought for conditions are in the opinion of many a disgrace & no more than traitors to the loyal & hard working members.
If their plot to remove over 200 workers from the EBA is not a set up to rip off conditions & rights from these people, why are the questions & answers from all concerned effected workers published for all to see? It’s not rocket science, they don’t want any poor bugger who has swallowed the crap from the snake oil salesmen that a contract is a good deal, to read & contemplate their workmates concerns!
Next thing you know they will have a role in the new structure, cheap pay off for selling out your fellow workers, Vince must be sitting back rubbing his hands in glee.