Finally, after months of telling Tabcorp we were ready to bargain, the ASU and reps sat down with the company a few weeks ago and bargaining commenced.
Except, Tabcorp still hasn’t told us all of what they want after repeated requests and 3 meetings.
On top of that, the company is asking us to provide feedback and agreement on the few items they have presented so we can “tick off” items.
The ASU has no intention of agreeing to changes to terms and conditions and a significant rewrite of the document without first understanding all the changes that Tabcorp want. Only from that point will we be able to fully consult with members and then make determinations about the way forward in negotiations.
Perhaps someone can leave this bulletin around for them to see because they don’t seem to be getting that message yet.
It’s difficult to believe that they are “still not exactly sure” with what they want to do with some of their proposals.
What Tabcorp Want (some of what we know so far)
- Addition of skilled maintenance and live events staff to the regular pool, and ability to add to the regular pool as Tabcorp sees fit.
- Removal of leave provisions into policy only
- A new classification structure that could impact our relevant Award coverage
- Review of equitable rostering
- Dec/Jan penalty period if 4 days of Cup Carnival not worked (Derby, Melbourne, Oaks, Stakes)
- Rewrite of the entire agreement
Still to come….
There’s a few things on Tabcorp’s claim that they say they want to review the relevance and ongoing suitability of. At this stage they have not provided us with any additional information about what they want to do with;
- Sessional rates of pay
- Arrangements for agency staff & contractors
- Service recognition payments
ASU members need to start gearing up for the biggest overhaul to terms and conditions ever proposed by Tabcorp. It’s never been more important to stand united in the face of an attack on our key conditions.
If you’re not a member you need to join Today. There is no time to waste.Spring is coming & we’ve got to get our message across Loud & Clear.