AMWU: Negotiations have slowed, next meeting 18 Dec
The national branch of your union (the ASU) had a teleconference EBA meeting on the 22 November with the leadership of the AMWU. It is fair to say that there was a real stalemate and that the AMWU stuck to its position and your delegates also stuck to your position!
The AMWU management restated their position that their initial offer is withdrawn and that they still want to abolish the clothing allowance and extend the span of hours to 7pm (or until 8pm by facilitation) as required. ASU delegates informed the AMWU that members are opposed to these changes!
Despite what feels like a stalemate at the moment, we have agreed to another EBA meeting on the 18 December in Sydney. This will in fact be a face to face meeting where we would hope to progress the negotiations further.
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