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Outcome of Meeting with Rodd Staples Office

Sep 25, 2020News

Bulletin No: 48.20

To: RTBU TSS Payroll and Finance Members,

On 22 September 2020, Combined Union delegates and officials attended a meeting with representatives from Rodd Staples office about the proposed restructure in Transport Shared Services (TSS).

The meeting was the direct result of the resolution passed by members at the meeting of 8 September 2020. The resolution was passed unanimously:

We are disgusted in TSS undertaking to destroy our jobs during these difficult and anxious times, just to save a few dollars, and request that the unions do everything in their power to halt this unnecessary nonsense.”

This resolution was the primary focus of the meeting, however there were many other important issues brought up by your representatives which included the cutting of positions from payroll, and the lack of equity in the proposed restructure.

During the meeting, the unions put forward a proposal that Transport grant an extension of time to allow members to put forward a counter proposal.

Rodd Staples’ office suggested that the unions put this request in writing by the 23 September 2020. They also welcomed a counter proposal as a positive step forward.

The unions will be issuing a letter requesting an extension and formalise intention to put a counter proposal to the restructure.

Congratulations to all members for the solidarity that brought Transport to the table to negotiate about the restructure. This was directly due to your actions in attending the member meeting, endorsing the resolution at the meeting, and sending the letter to Rodd Staples seeking a meeting to discuss the resolution.

This clearly demonstrated what a strong unionised workplace can achieve. There has never been a more important time in history to join your union and to be active.

In the event members have any questions or comments please contact your local delegate or the RTBU office.

Issued by:
Helen Bellette
Organiser
Authorised by:
Alex Claassens
Branch Secretary

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