The ASU has been made aware of the preliminary decision by TasWater to implement major change to the current Duty Supervisor arrangements in the south. This proposed change will have a significant impact on some employees.

As you may be aware, the proposal is to develop a state-wide Duty Supervisor Team and to:

  • Make the Operations Centre the first escalation point for Operators to engage contractors and to report environmental spills – with Duty Supervisors the second escalation point;
  • Make the Operations Centre take a greater role in monitoring operator fatigue;
  • Introduce “hand over” meetings.

The proposal also includes reducing the number of Duty Supervisors from three to two.

While the proposed change relates to Duty Supervisors in the South, the changes potentially have a much broader impact across the organisation, and for our members state-wide.

As part of the consultation process, the ASU is meeting with TasWater on Monday to discuss the proposed change and its impacts.

If you are impacted or have any concerns, please contact the ASU as soon as possible.

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For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karen Tantari | 0472 512 484 |

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