TO ALL AMIEU MEMBERS AT SOMERVILLE RETAIL SERVICES - 18 FEBRUARY 2011

FWA FULL BENCH RULING ON LUNCH ROOM MEETINGS

The Full Bench of Fair Work Australia have handed down their decision on the Company’s appeal against the previous decision allowing Union meetings in the lunch room at SRS. 

The two to one majority decision to stop the Union visiting you in the lunch room is a disgrace.

The Company has spent many thousands of dollars to stop you from meeting with Union officials at a place convenient to you. 

Why are they so determined to pursue the matter?

They want to make your access to the Union as difficult as possible because they know that meeting with the Union will benefit you by uniting workers to improve your conditions and make sure you are paid correctly and treated fairly.

The Federal Branch of the AMIEU will be hotly contesting this disgraceful decision in the High Court of Australia. 

You need to fight for your rights by attending meetings with the Union in the training room at SRS.  We can and will contest underpayment of wages if you provide us with supporting information.  If necessary, we can also make arrangements to meet outside the workplace.

If you fight this decision by continuing to visit us in the training room, we can together succeed in improving your pay and conditions.

I will be visiting again in the near future and will notify you of the date.
In the meantime please don’t hesitate to call me on 0417593410 or at the office on 0396623766.

Regards

Collin Ross