that's right completely new conditions,and you are no longer on a wage but a salary,so O/T,shift penalties,allowances are all gone.
So a AME on the line will be getting more than a Lame that has redoplyed from Heavy maint
are you saying that the employment conditions are different than those that the people are replacing havent the phase guys already got an employment contract with qantas will these conditions be respected ?
Story is that when these guys agree to their transfer they sign to accept ANY of these shift patterns, not just the shift pattern their co workers are currently working.
This means that when management decide to change the roster to suit the needs, they already have a group in the department that have agreed to the shift pattern.
The consultation process required for the extended hour rostering required at the moment is negated with these employees.
This situation then leads on to the divide and conquer mentallity we have seen used in the past. Just like the pre/post '96 shift penalty scales and certain people employed to work permanent night shift, or (dare I say) the Sydney/Avalon embarrasment.
A very honest way to implement change. Agree to sign up for any roster we want or you wont have a job!
The new "contracts" also do not mention the current eba. It states that this contract removes any previous written or verbal statements (or something similar to that) about your employment,and as I said it doesn't mention the certified agreement. It also says that you must undergo any medical examination that the company wishes you to go for and refusal can get you sacked, we're not talking D&A testing because thats in a seperate paragraph. It tells you that you get a salary equivilent to your rate of pay. Last time I looked I was on a wage with shift allowances, penalty rates etc. DONT SIGN TILL THIS STUFF IS SORTED OUT
Did anyone see the latest Friday Flyer? It had a bit about QF being at the employment expo (or something) in ADL as an employer of choice, for engineering and pilots. My first thoughts were WHAT THE ****! They're kidding themselves aren't they.
in regards to the extended 12 hour roster and night shift -if you don't want to work it -take your package Woomera EDIT. some of you guys are comming over to ACS as DMMs and SNRs and thats great- and good luck to the rest of the HM lame's that are lucky enough to be successfullin obtaining a position in ACS. but you know what roster's we work-and you have heard about the lame less tarmac that the company is trying to push-its a gamble each way.- the work load is becomming more and more heavy for us in ACS on nightshift-if you arn't up to it -don't come across -otherwise stop your complaining -and except the position you have beem offerd- and another thing -i feel sorry for some of the young LAME's that have missed out on ACS- because some the guys comming over to ACS -especially to syd domestic/base maint are a waste of time. and note i said -SOME of the guys
Take it easy S.O.F. Woomera (Eastern States)
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