TWU hails Toll in­dus­trial re­la­tions progress

Australian Transport News - - News -

With re­ports of trou­bling bot­tom-line per­for­mance in the press re­cently, Toll at least has some promising in­dus­trial, if not nan­cial, news.

Months of ne­go­ti­a­tions, punc­tu­ated by harsh words from the Transport Work­ers Union ( TWU), has seen the union state that en­dorse­ment would be pro­posed for an agree­ment that “pre­serves ex­ist­ing pro­tec­tions on work­ing hours, penalty rates and dis­pute res­o­lu­tion clauses”.

Ac­cord­ing to the TWU, Toll will en­hance su­per­an­nu­a­tion pay­ments to 14.75 per cent over three years and boost pay by seven per cent to 2019.

It will also in­clude job se­cu­rity pro­tec­tions, ca­sual per­ma­nent con­ver­sion and “bet­ter util­i­sa­tion of the ex­ist­ing work­force”.

“Toll em­ploy­ees want an ef­fi­cient, well-run com­pany that is suc­cess­ful and can pro­vide qual­ity jobs,” TWU na­tional sec­re­tary Tony Shel­don says.

“This agree­ment will set the ground work for this by en­sur­ing an ef­fi­cient and well-trained staff.

“Our mem­ber-led ne­go­ti­at­ing team pressed the case stren­u­ously for an agree­ment that would pro­vide pro­tec­tions and benets for the com­pany and staff into the fu­ture.

“Af­ter months of tough ne­go­ti­a­tions a break­through has come.

“Toll em­ploy­ees will now con­sider this agree­ment in meet­ings over the com­ing weeks.”

A re­sponse from Toll has been sought.

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