Bulk membership on the rise
Union membership in PN Bulk is increasing, particularly for fixed-term employees who have often expressed fears that union membership may be used against them.
This is good timing because EA negotiations will commence later this year.
In addition to adding their input to the union claim, employees are joining the union to show unity with their workmates – they understand unity is strength and that collective action, if required, leads to a better outcome for employees.
Any member or potential member who feels they are being intimidated by anyone in the company not to join the union should be aware that this kind of behaviour is illegal.
The employee should contact the union which will not hesitate to take action against the offending individual / employer.