“We want to talk to staff without the union in the room.” HBCC management representative
What a quote! It’s become a bizarre battleground, but HBCC still refuse to allow the ASU to have Organisers in the room representing union members during consultative committee meetings.
ASU Organiser Luke Cherry attended several meetings, including one with the new CEO, and was unceremoniously kicked out of each before the meeting would commence. At each meeting Luke, along with your ASU delegates, argued the case and advocated around why members expected their Organiser to attend. When management were unmoved, they all walked out of the meetings.
Expect your rights to union representation to be front and centre in the upcoming EBA negotiations in 2019!
If you have any questions, please contact:
ASU Organiser Luke Cherry | 0417 472 497 | firstname.lastname@example.org