Metro and V/Line
In my last couple of articles, I have either touched on or written about the upcoming 2019 bargaining round. I am pleased that members are already sending emails to the office or providing feedback through Delegates about what they want to see on the log of claims. As I have stated in previous articles, I am collating all the feedback to ensure it can be addressed.
As well as compiling the emails and engaging with you through meetings, we will also be sending out a survey to all members working for Metro Trains Melbourne and V/Line. The survey is extremely important in assisting the RTBU bargaining team to set priorities for the log of claims and negotiations.
The survey will only take around five minutes and I cannot stress enough how important participating in the survey is.
The purpose of the survey is to provide data which will assist us to prioritise which entitlements we need to add or strengthen.
I want to be clear that our position is always that there be no reduction to current entitlements. The focus will be to strengthen or add to the entitlements we already have. For this reason, the survey is designed to assess the relative importance of issues other than pay.
Finally, please don’t be alarmed that we haven’t included pay in the survey. Previous surveys and ongoing feedback has made it clear pay is most important! We will be canvassing views on pay related issues during mass meetings. You can also email the office directly.