Public Sector members commence industrial action

Public Sector members commence industrial action

United Voice members are resolved to taking whatever action is necessary to achieve a fair Enterprise Agreement.

In March 2017, United Voice members in the public sector presented their Log of Claims to the Office for the Public Sector.

Since April, United Voice representatives have been negotiating to try and reach agreement.

United Voice members are fighting for a job they can count on. They are seeking secure, permanent jobs and security of conditions, no further outsourcing or privatisation, for labour hire and currently outsourced workers to be paid no less than what they are, and a fair wage increase.

United Voice Delegate Bec Reed says that in regional areas, job security is a top priority.

“Job security is a huge issue for workers in Country Health.

“Having secure ongoing employment is what regional members are most interested in.”

However, union representatives have so far been disappointed with the response from Government Bargaining Representatives.

United Voice Delegate James Ruediger works in our National Parks. 

“We are all just out for a fair go.

“We’re under pressure to deliver services to the public, including new facilities like playgrounds.

“We’ve been upfront in negotiations about what we want.

“Everyone is sick of the excuses and delays from the State Government about our new EBA.”

United Voice members are resolved to taking whatever action is necessary to achieve a fair Enterprise Agreement.

United Voice Delegate Ricardo Ahumada works at the Repatriation General Hospital.

“Our main focus in these actions is to secure fair pay increases of 3% per year, and to secure our jobs.

“Getting a clause committing the Government to no new outsourcing is very important to members.

“We’re ready to fight tooth and nail.”

Members have commenced work bans across a range of sites. If required, members have resolved to escalate their industrial action to further work bans, stop work meetings and full day strikes.

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