Members at Cleanaway Noosa are seeking a 3% pay rise in their new EBA, after resoundingly voting down the last two offers from Cleanaway.
“Enough’s enough” said Troy Fernandez, TWU Waste Industry Coordinator.
“TWU members at Cleanaway have tried to negotiate in good faith, and have made concessions requested by management, and have offered trade offs to see their pay go up so that they have a bit more money in their pocket each week”
“These workers have an incredibly gruelling job, with early starts and late finishes, and they deserve to be paid something that reflects how hard they work. Industrial action is always a last resort, but management continues to take a hardline stance.”
“Management has indicated that the Noosa contract is profitable, The Noosa ratepayers pay Cleanaway to carry out the service for the community. Cleanaway’s current position will prevent local workers from having an increased economic capacity, which would largely benefit the local economy, Noosa ratepayers could potentially subsidize a new contract for the company in Brisbane.”
“All our members are asking is for a fair share of the profits they are making for Cleanaway. Without these workers, Cleanaway wouldn’t have the level of profitability that they currently do, which allows them to chase these bigger contracts and continue to expand”
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