Dispute with HelloWorld
The ASU understands communications have been sent out last night by HelloWorld outlining a proposal that would seek to create a permanent night shift as well as seek to make 2 redundancies.
We have notified HelloWorld that we are in dispute over this proposal and process and do not accept that this process in any way shape or form adheres to the consultation or redundancy provisions outlined in the EBA.
Today the ASU met with HelloWorld world to request an immediate halt of these processes and outline the obligations that HelloWorld have failed to meet under the EBA.
HelloWorld have noted that they are undertaking this process for the following reasons:
“Due to the impact of COVID-19, there has been a significant reduction in the requirement of corporate travel services, particularly affecting international travel. As a result, the company has had to review its resources to manage its costs and efficiencies”
However, members have raised with the union on multiple occasions that they are experiencing a high workload, backlogs of emails and incessant messages about call logs whilst on shift.
The ASU is seeking satisfactory evidence from HelloWorld that proves their reasoning put forward to employees.
Whilst we are in dispute we will continue to meet with the company and outline our positions on behalf of members. We will update members after our next meeting tomorrow afternoon.
The ASU would strongly urge members to not participate in this process unless they are interested in taking a redundancy at this stage.
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