TasWater has initiated consultation with the ASU and impacted employees concerning proposed changes to the on-call roster cycle (specifically, the start days) for the Water Service Operator teams in the South.
TasWater is proposing a change from the current Wednesday-Wednesday cycle to a Thursday-Thursday cycle.
Their rationale is that this will provide an alignment of on-call rosters with the North and North West which will provide greater capacity for the OC to manage shift changes. Management also believes the change will reduce operator fatigue at the end of the on-call week and provide the need to only work one further day before scheduled RDO.
If the proposed change is introduced employees will need to work 8 on-call days in the first cycle. There will also be potential handover issues once a year for Royal Hobart show.
If these proposed changes impact you in any way, such as family, or caring responsibilities, or if you hold other concerns please contact the ASU as soon as possible.
TasWater has also invited impacted employees to attend a one-on-one meeting with their manager. If you would like Union representation at any meeting, please contact Organiser Karen Tantari as soon as possible.
The ASU is further concerned that by aligning all on-call rosters Statewide, that TasWater is manoeuvring in an attempt to combine the separate enterprise agreements into one agreement at bargaining next year.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karen Tantari | 0472 512 484 | firstname.lastname@example.org