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EBA negotiations: Oakey Update

Negotiations have centered around a number of different shifts to cater for the company’s  expanding operations.  The company wants shifts to operate 7 days a week.

With the increase in workloads the Company is  expecting, the committee has made it clear that with the current high quality of work being performed under the Marel system, there is no room to provide further productivity increases, unless tolerances are altered.

The company organised a meeting with the Consultative Committee without the AMIEU Organiser’s present on the 29th of April. These talks finished with the Committee holding the same position as prior meetings, that members would not accept an increase in workloads without decreasing the tolerance.

No further talks have been scheduled. The Union will keep members informed of any further developments.