TMR: Ballot results are in!
Well done to all the Together members who have had your say on whether to accept TMR's proposed offer about your wages and conditions.
The results were overwhelmingly in favour – over 90% of the Together members who participated supported accepting the offer. We have communicated this in-principle acceptance to TMR management, meaning that the employer will pay a 2.5% increase back dated to 1 July.
The next step is to formally draft your new agreement. When the drafting is complete there will be a ballot of all employees, and provided the results of that ballot is also "yes" then the new agreement will be certified.
As a reminder, the government’s offer to you includes:
- A 2.5% wage increase each year for three years, backdated to 1 July 2016;
- A clause that provides the capacity for members to utilise current high accrued time balances over a 12 month period, rather than losing it at the end of each month;
- A clause providing that managers are not to unreasonably refuse the use of flexible work arrangements and to provide reasons for any refusal;
- A clause requiring TMR to initiate discussions with temporary employees four weeks out from cessation of contract;
- Training for relief staff and for managers to support staff in relation to domestic and family violence and mental health; and
- Greater consultation about the use of contractors and contracting out
Securing better pay and conditions in TMR is what union members do. When you talk to your colleagues about your new pay increase, remember to remind them to join your union so that we can continue to improve wages and conditions in TMR. It is only thanks to you and your fellow members that these improvements have been achieved.
Well done to you!