This week the new Enterprise Agreement was approved. Congratulations are in order, albeit subdued congratulations.
Subdued because whilst a new agreement is going to be implemented it comes at a time of great uncertainty for employees at Target as we continue through the current redundancy process. Some of our people have left already or are leaving soon and others may be staying where redeployments are available but the last several weeks have been harrowing for folks, as may be expected.
The new EBA
Pay rises of 2.75% will apply each year of the two year agreement
Redundancy provisions have been improved for employees with longer periods of service.
There are changes to ordinary hours of work, rostering and maximum part time hours…
…..but all of this you’ve known about throughout this process.
Why it pays to be UNION
Terms of new agreements are only legally applicable once the document has gone through all the proper legal channels.
It pays to be union because we secured the new pay rates and the new redundancy provisions for those staff who Target otherwise wouldn’t have had to pay those entitlements to.
So thanks to the union members. If you’re not a member, turn to your nearest union member and thank them for the conditions you enjoy.
Or go one better and join today https://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin