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
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
In late 2017 we set about reaching our target of two delegates in each area of the Tasmanian Prison Service. The existing delegates and organiser focussed on talking with members to identify the best people for the roles. We now have a team of eleven delegates across the service, with room for a couple more.Read more
Like many security officers, United Voice delegate Jody O’Rourke, makes ends meet by working for a number of different contractors. During past football and cricket seasons, Jody has worked as a casual security officer for Southern Cross Protection at the Blundstone Arena for several years.
Retail Security Services (RSS) was acquired by Southern Cross Protection in Tasmania last year. Southern Cross Protection has continued to use the old RSS enterprise agreement, which has low flat pay rates with no penalties. On weekends, the agreement undercuts the Award by up to $20 an hour.Read more
On the back of United Voice polling released on Saturday that clearly showed overwhelming lack of support for the early school starting age policy, the Tasmanian Minister for Education has finally dumped the controversial policy.Read more