Coal rail jobs to go from Greta

 
Topic moved from News by bevans on 25 Oct 2016 11:22
  bevans Site Admin

Location: Melbourne, Australia
Not good news for PN drivers at newcastle/Greta but could they be transferred to Brisbane work as they need drivers.

Coal rail jobs to go from Greta

Sponsored advertisement

  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
And yet they're calling for Driver's at Enfield....Evil or Very Mad
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
And yet they're calling for Driver's at Enfield....Evil or Very Mad
KRviator

Could they be transferred?
  apw5910 Chief Commissioner

Location: Location: Location.
And yet they're calling for Driver's at Enfield....Evil or Very Mad
KRviator
Calling for Driver's what?
  craigd Deputy Commissioner

Location: A Thinktank near you
121 full-time train crew jobs made redundant across a handful of depots, mostly Pt Waratah and Port Kembla, but some at Greta and other places too.

All offered the option to lose their full-time job and come back as a direct-hired PN casual. Apparently some have taken VR, but word is that not enough did that or elect to go from full-time to casual, an forced redundancies are happening right now. Dunno any numbers, but no contracts have been lost in coal (except for Antiene which Aurizon won and I think starts middle of next year?).

PN employees out the door at the same time as Railtrain casuals being hired in droves. Seems to be the way rail in general is going in Australia  as a way to give companies the edge to force staff to accept worse terms and conditions of employment, lower pay, and therefore have lower standards of living.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

121 full-time train crew jobs made redundant across a handful of depots, mostly Pt Waratah and Port Kembla, but some at Greta and other places too.

All offered the option to lose their full-time job and come back as a direct-hired PN casual. Apparently some have taken VR, but word is that not enough did that or elect to go from full-time to casual, an forced redundancies are happening right now. Dunno any numbers, but no contracts have been lost in coal (except for Antiene which Aurizon won and I think starts middle of next year?).

PN employees out the door at the same time as Railtrain casuals being hired in droves. Seems to be the way rail in general is going in Australia  as a way to give companies the edge to force staff to accept worse terms and conditions of employment, lower pay, and therefore have lower standards of living.
craigd
Not just rail, this is a trend across all businesses. all under the guise of productivity and, flexibility. Just how far one can get bent over. Like to see those principles, applied to middle/upper management.

The only winners are, labour hire companies, and, as discussed in another thread, people associated with importing labour and the like.

That you can be made redundant on friday, and, commence work on monday, doing the same job, at the same place, for worse T&Cs, boggles ones mind. The permanent, full time, 40 hour week job, is going the way of the dodo bird.
  wally-wowser1 Train Controller

Location: overlooking the Mt vic washaway on Soldiers Pinch
No Super to pay , no holidays to pay , no sick leave  .  Cuts employee costs down for tight smeg companies .  When little johnny wanted to bring in the original work choices there was suggestion that companies with less than 20 employees  had no representation  in the wages court . so some tried to split up big companies into little ones with the same name  but with a extra numeral or letter  in each one , such as pafic national  A & B C  etc . Got hit on the head but the bastards kept trying for a while  to get this implemented .

 Can see  children back  digging coal scenario if we don't have strong unions &   courts who don't bend over backwards  pleasing the money hungry silvertails on mega million salary's . There used to be 5 social classes in Oz  but we are heading for 2 very quickly  . Totally disagree with the current idea of people working for zilch to try out for a job then they get strung along for a month waiting for a paid start . same with  Government jobs where  you sit in the far que  for months or longer waiting to know if you have been selected for what you applied for  while other jobs  go flying past the window .


Maybe this should be in the Lounge forum instead of here .

 wally  now retired & glad he dosent have to play silly buggers with people who  come out of Uni with no world experience & then say they  know more than  you do because they have a  diploma of total crap after their name .
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Was invited to do some casual work in late 2013, as a printing machinist, my trade. $27 p/h, OK, 8 weeks work, will pay all my big expenses next year (insurances, rego, i have three cars,you get the picture) Do not discuss your pay with anyone on site, etc. To his credit, the labour hire guy, was not a bad bloke, even delivered shirts to my house, for free. He charged $10 to some others.

My caveat, will only do day shift. Agreed. Did shift work, for 20 plus years. Not interested anymore. Still plays havoc with body clock.

Friday afternoon, the first week just before finish, Mick we need you to do night shift next week.

Well, old mate, best you find someone else!

Sponsored advertisement

Subscribers: craigd, DesL, KRviator

Display from:   

Quick Reply

We've disabled Quick Reply for this thread as it was last updated more than six months ago.