Change of operation hours win at Western Water depots

ASU members at Western Water depots were recently informed that Western Water was trying to change the span of hours depot workers are expected to work. This would mean less sociable hours to enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

ASU delegate Colin Clarke and ASU Organiser Kristy Lee Tyrrell pushed back on management, outlining the unified negative response from ASU members on the proposed change.

In response to their strong advocacy, management withdrew the change proposal, citing not wanting to risk making such a change that was so hotly opposed by ASU members and delegates.

The ASU was clear with management that members also would not accept any future attempts to implement similar major changes without genuine consultation.

Securing a win like this does not always come easily. In this case, ASU members stood up and won.

By increasing our numbers, with solid workplace representation and strength, we can to fight together to improve your working lives, across all workplaces.

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