It seems as though the price we must pay for getting all the information we need to bargain properly is a break from bargaining.
Tabcorp have cancelled the last two negotiations with the ASU and are still yet to confirm our meeting next week. They said that in order to give us proposals on sessional rates and allowances that they needed to do some ‘detailed analysis’ and they have to ‘work through a range of options’. Obviously we are very keen to learn more about this and the impacts it may have on Oncourse operators.
In the meantime, they’re also having a ‘roadshow’ and coming around to chat to you all about the initial meetings they’ve had so far. It must have been a very busy fortnight at Tabcorp HQ no doubt.
It’s disappointing that this seems to be taking so long, at this rate we will still be here at Christmas.
Which makes us think of Spring Carnival…. How quickly it approaches and with it, if we are still negotiating will come another break from bargaining. Best we start thinking about a few things we need to be ready for over the carnival period.
1) Are your email and phone details up to date?
We’ve noticed that there’s a few of you who need to update your details with us. If you didn’t get this notice by email then we need to hear from you. Please email phone or text ASU organiser Kassey Dickie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 0400 669 303 with your name and mobile phone and email details so we can make sure you are getting all the relevant information to do with bargaining and voting.
2) Have you joined the Union yet?
You’ve been putting it off I know, but now’s the time to get on board for the best possible chance to help secure your work and working conditions at Tabcorp. There’s no more time to waste. Join today, see the form on the back of this newsletter or send this link https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin to your friend who you know should be in the union and hasn’t joined yet. You can join over the phone too, call 9342 3300 or 0400 669 303
3) Your views matter and we want to keep hearing from you
This is about your pay and conditions and hearing from union members directly, drives the course of the discussions we have with Tabcorp. Keep the emails and the calls coming and thanks for keeping us up to date on your views.