It’s time to start talking about the next Canon agreement. Canon members have already completed a survey about everything that is important to them and we expect negotiations are just around the corner. The next step is to create the Log of Claims. ASU delegates Hilton McKenna and Marcel Naidoo will be talking with members to get the Log endorsed and we’ll be ready to go.
After a lengthy stall in the process the ASU has recommenced negotiations with CSG. Delegate Mario Manzatti has been working hard to represent members in what has been a long frustrating process.
A lot of Techs are already on the Canon 2009 agreement and we think it would be unfair to have conditions that are anything less than this.
NCR have a new agreement that sees them receiving a $1,000 sign on bonus, a 3% increase and 2.5% back pay to 1st of April this year.
After a rocky negotiations period this is a great result and one that was overwhelmingly voted for. The agreement will now be submitted to the Fair Work Commission to get approved, which can take anywhere between four to six weeks.
Big congratulations to ASU delegates Tom Silva and Mahesh Patel who worked really hard and showed that it certainly pays to be an ASU member.
Last year, employees at Ricoh were offered what they considered to be a really bad agreement with poor pay increases with little to no perks.
As a result negotiations have stalled and it’s now time to get Ricoh back to the bargaining table. Ricoh staff deserve better pay, conditions and respect.
Negotiations for a new Tabcorp agreement commenced recently in Melbourne. ASU delegates Bruno Rao and Jim Papas submitted an endorsed Log of Claims to Tabcorp, with the main issues being; the continuation of current rostering practices in Sydney and a 5% pay increase per year.
Tabcorp employees can look forward to things to come from this agreement.
We welcome our new delegate Rafael Vamvoukakis and thank Bruno for all the hard work he did in getting us to the bargaining table.