GWA Freightliner Australia EA Newsflash No.2
Over the past couple of weeks, your RTBU Locomotive Division team has met with management about your new agreement. In these meetings your RTBU Locomotive Division team put forward strong arguments to support your log of claims and made it clear, members want to see the company prosper but not at the expense of your conditions.
Management responded with the usual arguments about not being able to afford to agree to your log of claims. GW indicated their number 1 issue is winning changes to your Personal Leave rights. They offered to pay a lump sum payment and drop all other claims if you agreed to a cut to personal leave so that each employee gets 10 days per year. This has been rejected by the vast majority of members.