We were three fresh faces at the bargaining table - Nathan Groves, Sven Nicklason, and myself, Duane Smith - joined by the experienced delegate Adrian Hinds, ready to negotiate the EA Agreement at Boags Brewery.Read more
Wrest Point Casino management have once again shown their pettiness by rejecting a reasonable proposal from workers, with the casino ignoring attempts by workers to end the current industrial dispute.Read more
Tasmania needs more, not less, jobs that we can count on.
The CEO of Federal Group, Greg Farrell, makes big bucks off the backs of hard-working Tasmanians. Yet instead of offering us a fair pay rise, Greg prefers to ship the profits from his Tasmanian casinos up to Sydney - where the Farrell family indulge in a profitable hobby of 107 Arabian horses.
The CEO expected employees to stand by his pro-pokies campaign, during the state election. However, Greg has failed to stand by us, getting his HR team to push a disrespectful 1.8% annual pay increase for 3 years in negotiations.
The Farrell family is part of the race to the bottom on both wages and workplace conditions in Tasmania, with Federal Group proposing to significantly water down our roster and redundancy provisions.
Tell Greg that he has a duty to ensure his casino employees have secure jobs and fair pay.
On Tuesday the 27th of March, thousands of educators from around Australia walked off the job for equal pay. Here in Tasmania, more than 250 educators from 30 centres, including mine, participated in this action.Read more
I am an EFA at Nixon Street Primary School, in beautiful Devonport. I have really enjoyed the security of having a permanent part-time job, good working conditions and great workmates for over a decade now.Read more