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It was extremely pleasing to see the Enterprise Agreement finally get overwhelmingly endorsed by members after the debacle of the previous lodgement.
Following confirmation on Monday 10th of the successful second vote result of 211 yes & 60 no we met with the Company on Tuesday 11th & Wednesday 12th December 2018, to discuss the intention and implementation of the clauses of what was agreed in principle agreement as per the MOU between the RTBU and Aurizon.
It is unfortunate to advise that this is where the Companies “good intentions” fell over as they suddenly developed memory loss about what had been agreed and that they only had 1 person at the table who had actually been involved in the negotiations.
The company claimed that they did not agree to the Payment of 10% to “ALL DRIVERS” who step onto a DP train nor did they agree to the new crewing configuration for DP trains meant that only a qualified driver could then be on the train. Your RTBU Locomotive Division representatives argued that changes were made to the shift length clause 27.1 to reflect the agreed configurations of the crewing for DP trains and that the words in allowances clause 56.5 Distributed Power allowance states “such allowance
will be paid to all qualified drivers” for this reason. The company ultimately relented and agreed with your negotiating team’s view, that all drivers will be paid the 10% but no others.
This article first appeared on locoexpress.com.au
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