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Two year and still no agreement at QUBE. Time to vote

Jul 28, 2015News

No agreement has been reached on the new QUBE enterprise agreement, despite discussions with the company being had for the past two years.

Unfortunately the company is continuing to refuse to budge on its offer.

The union negotiating team has now decided its time for members to have your say on what the company says is its final offer.

A voting process has been agreed, and QUBE’s proposal final enterprise agreement has recently been emailed to all employees.

From here, briefing sessions will take place at the following locations:

Newcastle: Monday 3 August, 1200 – 1400 hrs

Sydney: Tuesday 4 August, 0900 – 1100hrs

Sydney: Tuesday 4 August, 1200 – 1400 hrs

Junee: Wednesday 5 August, 0900 – 1100hrs

Dubbo: Wednesday 5 August, 1600 – 1800hrs

This is to be a joint tour, so representatives of both the union and the company will be on hand to discuss the proposed agreement.

Your RTBU negotiating committee will not be supporting a yes vote, but feel it is time for members to have a vote on the document and make an informed decision as to whether to support or reject the company offer.

Voting will take place at the end of the briefing meetings, and will be conducted via secretary vote using a locked ballot box.

Members who can’t make the meetings will also have the opportunity to vote on Friday 7 August at Minto, Newcastle, Dubbo and Junee Depots between 0900 – 1600 hours.

For members at other locations, a self address envelope will be set to your home address and must be returned by COB Friday 7 August.

The enterprise agreement is either approved or rejected by a majority of those employees who vote, with the definition of a majority being 50% + 1 of those votes returned. Majority does not mean a majority of all the employees eligible to vote, only a majority of those who vote.

Important notes:

Should the agreement be approved, the RTBU will have no choice but to sign the agreement.

Should the agreement be rejected, the RTBU will commence discussion with delegates and members about which dirction to take next.

Members will be kept informed on the progress via Newsflashes and the Loco Express website.

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