Ramsay Greenslopes bargaining update

Posted November 5, 2011 by Alex Scott

As Together members in Ramsay Greenslopes would know, The first negotiation meeting for a new enterprise bargaining agreement occurred last Wednesday 26 October.

At the first meeting was your union negotiating team consisting of your   colleagues Elaine Cox, Dianne Coutts, Connie Armstrong – Inglis and an organiser from Together.

Elaine, Dianne and Connie will be involved in the negotiations and they need ALL administrative staff supporting them to ensure you achieve the best outcomes possible.

At that meeting, we went through some organizational details, meeting dates and times, attendees etc. and your negotiating team also submitted the membership endorsed Log of Claims and identified each item in the Log.

Management advised they would respond to the items at the next meeting and proposed that they would submit the Employer Log of Claims at that meeting.

A second meeting was held yesterday, Wednesday Nov 2, with a change in one of the workplace reps. Connie Armstrong-Inglis was unable to attend so Juan Tomala attended in her absence.

At this meeting the Union log of claims was discussed one item at a time. Many of the items in the log were discussed to clarify processes, systems and transparency. It was our view that these could become discussion points as reviews in another forum, perhaps the LCC. 

As you would expect there was discussion around Classification, skills and progression, wages and superannuation and some interesting and contentious issues were raised.

Management also tabled their log of claims and proposed new clauses for our consideration. Again these will be discussed in more detail at the report back meeting.

See below for copies of the employer log of claims and the union log of claims.

How can you achieve better wages and conditions?

You need to ensure that you work together to build a strong Union in your work area

A strong union is one which has –

  • A majority of workers as members of your union
  • Good communication between all workers; and
  • All members united in supporting the campaign.

How can you support your fellow colleagues and achieve the best outcomes possible?

  • talk to your colleagues and ask them to support your campaign for better conditions
  • Attend the next workplace meeting your Union holds and bring a colleague along
  • Ask your colleagues to join your union. You can get a membership form from www.together.org.au or from your negotiating team of Elaine, Dianne and Connie.



Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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