Transdev: Master Roster Negotiations for Drivers
We recently highlighted to Transdev that members are becoming agitated by the level of influence external bodies have on their ability to plan their daily lives.
To give workers the freedom to meet their personal commitments, we have been in negotiations to set up a master roster. An appropriately constructed master roster will let staff know what days they would have off, allowing them to plan their everyday lives in advance.
Right now, there is no master roster in use, leaving members with uncertainty and confusion in planning and balancing their personal and working lives.
During EA negotiations, the company requested a 3-month grace period from the ratification of the agreement for it to embed a master roster. The union and members have been accommodating in the flexibility needed in these 3 months and more. Five months have now passed and no master roster has been implemented or physically displayed for workers to view. This constitutes a breach of Clause 4.3(c). The company has cited constant timetable changes being made by TfNSW, but our members have been flexible enough. Transdev must implement a master roster that doesn’t require the moving of days off due to changing timetables, and it’s up to them to sort out any timetable issues with the government. It’s not for employees to have to wear this.
Before seeking the assistance of the commission in this matter, the union is seeking a copy of the current master roster containing all known work, along with the new proposed master roster that will come into play on December 7th, 2020.