||Issue No. 145||19 July 2002|
Two Wings Flapping
Interview: In The Tent
Bad Boss: The Desk Nazi
Media: Hold the Presses
Workplace: Putting Bullies In Their Place
Industrial: Women and Work
International: Whine and Dine
History: Black Adder
Review: Bad Movie
Poetry: I Remember
The Locker Room
Week in Review
Hooray for Frank!
Reform or Die
Mayne Warning – But Will They Listen?
Pathology lab workers in Newcastle, North Ryde, Kogarah and some of the smaller labs across NSW will be joined by couriers and collectors in a protest against the company's failure to properly and openly consult with their workforce and its union.
Mayne Health is the biggest and most profitable pathology company in the state but has come up with a poor wages offer and refused to talk about job security.
"We are living in the most expensive state and the most expensive city in the country but the company has offered NSW workers nine percent over three years," Sonia Minutillo, NSW LHMU executive vice-president said.
"Our union's pathology members interstate have recently secured better wage increases than that on offer from Mayne.
"The attempt by Mayne Health to get a non-union enterprise agreement has simply alienated the workforce - that's why we are getting so much support for this industrial action.
If you want further information about Wednesday's industrial action contact your workplace delegate or Mayne Health union organiser in the office on 8204 7204 or 1800 805 027.
Darwin Casino Workers To Vote On Pay Offer
Meanwhile, LHMU Casino Union members in Darwin will be voting on a new offer from the MGM Grand Casino which would deliver a wage increase of $25 per week for the first year, followed by a 3.5 percent increase for the following two years.
The new enterprise agreement follows several months of negotiations, with the management at MGM Grand Casino. The five star international hotel-casino is owned by the world's no 2 gaming company, the US multinational MGM Mirage.
It employs over 200 people and has over 370 slot machines, a VIP gaming room, TAB, Keno, restaurants, bars, nightclub and conference facilities.
LHMU Casino Union Northern Territory Industrial Officer, Dianne Yali said one of the "a highlight of the new agreement was its consultative measures.
"This new Consultative Committee, with a minimum of two union representatives, will meet bi monthly and provide an ongoing mechanism for dialogue, exchange of ideas and information between management and employees on a wide range of matters."
The enterprise agreement also includes provisions on rights for delegates such as Union training leave and recognises the integral role of the Union.
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