I write to tell you that the ASU has, this morning, made application to the Fair Work Commission for a hearing to consider matters relating to stress in your workplace.
The reasons for this notification to the Commission include:
1. The Stress Survey we conducted in the MCC
2. The many phone calls and emails we are receiving from employees in the MCC about stress and related matters
3. The fact that the ASU wrote to RACV some weeks back seeking an urgent meeting regarding this important matter
4. RACV management have rejected the perfectly reasonable ASU request for a meeting
This matter is extremely important and of major concern to many ASU members and it is simply not good enough that your management will not meet the Union representatives to discuss ways and means of addressing the problem.
Stress over monitoring, KPIs, treatment from managers, anxiety as a result of the workplace, changing performance guidelines etc. are all very real issues that were identified by responses to the Union survey.
Many of these problems have caused employees to suffer further grief when they are told they haven’t reached performance targets or satisfied their KPIs. This results in performance improvement plans and sometimes has a detrimental affect on your yearly wage outcome under the Mercer system.
People deserve better in their workplace. The Union will work hard to achieve this with you.
I will keep you advised of developments in the days and weeks ahead.
In the meantime if you have any further issues of concern in your workplace please see one of the ASU Workplace Delegates:
Rona Milne, Helen Verwey, Jenny Stewart, Rod Semple, Annie Keen, Thomas O’Keefe, Sue Heynders,
Kristen Jones, Richard Dearsley
Now is the time for all Union members in the MCC to stick together and look after each other.