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Union delivers initial pay outcome as negotiations continue

Aug 2, 2011News

Union members have voted overwhelmingly in favour of an initial 2.5% pay increase back dated to the 12th of June, as the Bus Division gears up for further negotiations.

Members were asked in a secret ballot on the 1st of August whether they would accept the interim wage offer of 2.5% for now whilst the RTBU continues to negotiate for employee related cost savings above and beyond the 2.5%.

This decision will see back pay delivered while the Union continues its negotiations for a better deal in the new industrial relations landscape.

Divisional Secretary Chris Preston and Divisional President Gary Way said that STA have agreed in writing to participate in weekly meetings to negotiate further increases focusing on our Log of Claims and the following dates have already been locked in on the 11th, 18th, and 25th August, 2011.

“We will continue to negotiate for the best possible deal for members, but we didn’t want to see a situation where our members were waiting, as they have in previous negotiations, for months and months,” Chris said.

“This way we could deliver something for our members, whilst recognising that there is still work to do in order to deliver a final outcome.“

The Division will provide regular updates as negotiations continue.