Stop Work Meeting
When: Monday 27 February 2017 – 10AM
Where: Out the front of the Remondis Depot at 75 Pile Rd, Somersby.
Garbage Collection will cease at 10AM for the Stop Work meeting
Full Day Strike
When: Friday 3 March 2017
No Bin Collections will occur on 3 March 2017
More details to come
Richard Olsen, Secretary of the Transport Workers’ Union of NSW said, “Drivers are now at the fed up stage. Remondis and the Central Coast Council continue to ignore the fundamental issue. Why should drivers have to do the same job they do now for up to $300 per week less pay?”
Remondis have made drivers aware that the company has sought and received permission to cancel the current Enterprise Agreement which means that locally based drivers now face having to do the same job they do now – for less pay than they currently get.
Richard Olsen said, “The Central Coast Council continues to stand against local workers despite obligations described in Local Government regulations when it comes to the consideration of the pay and conditions of former workers related to waste tenders. Council Administrator, Ian Reynolds recently appeared on Central Coast radio, confirming that there is no commitment from council to protect the income for families on the Central Coast who work for Remondis.”
“Responsibility also lies at the feet of the NSW Government who can make simple legislative changes to ensure that waste workers across the State can have their pay and conditions protected.”
“As I have said before, this is a matter that is in the hands of Central Coast Council and Remondis. The NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian should be paying attention as well. They can be certain that their attempt to devalue experienced drivers is unacceptable to our members. Necessary protected action will continue” Richard Olsen said.
“Drivers are not seeking a pay rise, they want what they currently have for the job that they do now and into the future. Drivers have previously made an offer on pay that meant council could have provided value for ratepayers however Administrator Ian Reynolds and his CEO Rob Noble chose to ignore that offer.”
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