In the wake of the allegations levelled against Morson, the RTBU has been hard at work ensuring all impacted members are represented and returned to work.
This process is almost complete, and we are now turning our attention to any outstanding wages owed from the final weeks prior to Morson being “suspended” from being utilised in the industry.
If you have outstanding wages owed from the final weeks, members are advised that we will need copies of;
- Your traffio bookings for the period of unpaid work
- Your time sheet for the period of unpaid work
- Any supporting evidence such as SMS’s or other correspondence from the company relating to the period in question.
- Your full name and contact details.
These should be emailed to email@example.com.
One thing has been clear throughout both the Morson EA process and the subsequent investigations into Morson’s conduct; much of what has occurred is due to a toxic culture that is prevalent in safeworking where workers feel they must do anything the boss tells them to do or risk not continuing to get work. THIS MUST NOT CONTINUE.
The RTBU has a proud history of setting industry standards on the rails, and within safeworking with our agreements with TPA, Activate, Skilled and the pending agreement with Tenex (about to go to vote).
The RTBU is now in constructive conversations with Jim Talbot from Safeworking Solutions about formalising a union agreement post July this year, which would see all safeworking companies with a current RTBU EA.
Safeworkers must be able to speak up without fear of jeopardising wages, conditions and safety. It is in every members’ interest to contact the union wherever and whenever these practices occur. Being represented and acting as a collective is the strongest remedy against toxic cultures where corruption reigns unchecked.
Don’t risk your qualifications, your wages and your conditions in non-union hands.
There has never been a more important time for every safeworker to be a member of the RTBU.