Rail, Aviation and Transport

Rail, Aviation and Transport

ATTENTION SYDNEY AIRPORT MEMBERS - ETU RECOMMENDS 'YES' VOTE ON YOUR EBA

Paul Lister - Monday, August 07, 2017

Organiser Ben Lister says: 'After months of negotiation, we have a pretty good offer on the table. We recommend members lock in these gains.'

  • pay rises of at least 12.5% over four years keep our wages ahead of inflation
  • four new apprentice positions for electricians and fitters
  • improved overtime, time-in-lieu and allowance payments
  • existing conditions including 12% super maintained.

Online voting is open. Don't forget to have your say

Combined Union Asbestos Update

Paul Lister - Monday, July 17, 2017

The ETU has taken on a leading role in the issue of Asbestos in the C and K sets, the presence of which the ETU will campaign against.

Too many generations of ETU members have been exposed to this deadly substance and we will always take swift and decisive action when it comes to issues of safety, particularly when it involves dangerous asbestos fibres.

Click here to read the combined union notice for the latest update. The ETU will continue to campaign for the removal of asbestos wherever possible.

Ben Lister
ETU Organiser

Asbestos Dust Found on C and K Sets

Paul Lister - Friday, July 07, 2017

The ETU has been made aware that asbestos dust has been detected on Sydney Trains C and K set’s being maintained out of Hornsby and Flemington maintenance centres. The ETU takes the threats of asbestos seriously and as such the ETU is instructing members not to work on C and K sets until further notice.

Airborne/friable asbestos presents a significant safety threat and the ETU is taking all necessary steps in order to protect members at this time. If you are requested to work on these trains you should advise your supervisor that you have safety concerns and immediately contact Ben Lister at the union on 0400 264 007.

Sydney Trains have known about this threat for some time and failed to advise employees or their unions. Sydney Trains have also failed to take decisive and immediate action to provide a safe work environment, as a result employees may have been put at risk of exposure to asbestos fibres.

The union has been advised that asbestos dust was detected in the circuit breaker panels in the driver’s compartment however members should not work on any part of C and K sets until further notice.

We will provide a further update to members once the situation has been adequately dealt with by management.

Ben Lister
ETU Sydney Trains Organiser

ETU Rail EBA Update 10 May

Paul Lister - Wednesday, May 10, 2017

The ETU rail EBA campaign is off to a great start, reports organiser Ben Lister. More than 150 members responded to our online survey. The three top priorities for ETU members are:

  • Job security
  • No trade-off of existing conditions
  • Fair pay rises.

For more info, check in with your ETU delegate or see the ETU website.

2016 CEPU Financial Accounts

Paul Lister - Monday, May 08, 2017

In accordance with the requirements of the Fair Work Registered Organisation Act 2009 the CEPU Electrical Division, NSW Branch (the Branch) has made available to members the complete financial report and associated documents for 2016.

By law the Branch must provide a copy of their financial report to members, this can be downloaded from the members area after logging in.

Click here to access the CEPU 2015 financial report.

APPLY NOW - ETU 2017 Education Scholarship

Paul Lister - Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The ETU offer six general scholarships every single year with each scholarship valued at $2,000. These scholarships are available to ETU members, their children and their grandchildren. To qualify, you must be enrolled in studies in an approved course at a registered training organisation at diploma level or higher.

To apply for one of six annual general scholarships download the application form. Conditions apply (see application form). Applications are being accepted for 2017 and close at 4.30pm Friday 30 June, 2017. Successful applicants to be notified by 31 July, 2017.

Sydney Trains EBA Survey

Paul Lister - Thursday, April 06, 2017

Negations are getting underway at Sydney Trains for the renegotiation of the EBA and the ETU wants to hear from members about what issues are most important to you.

Please complete the short survey below to assist us in formulation the Log of Claims and to best represent the wishes of members.

If you have any questions about the EBA negotiations please contact your workplace delegate or ETU Organiser Ben Lister – benl@etunsw.com.au / 0400 264 007.

 

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ETU Footy Tipping Comp 2017 - Win a week away at the ETU Holiday Cabins

Paul Lister - Thursday, March 02, 2017

With the footy season gearing up the ETU Footy Tipping Comp is now open for people to join. Try your hand a tipping your weekly favourites and get you workmates to join in the fun.

We will again be giving away periodical prizes through the season based on weekly results while the overall competition winner will receive one free week accommodation at the ETU Holiday Cabins at Nambucca Heads on the NSW Mid-North Coast.

CLICK HERE TO BE REDIRECTED TO THE ETU FOOTY TIPPING COMP HOME PAGE.

The competition password is: Electric

In order to be awarded a prize participants must be financial members of the ETU NSW and ACT Branch.

In Unity,

Dave McKinley - Secretary

National Fight Back Rally - 9 March

Paul Lister - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Working in Heat

Paul Lister - Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Weather forecasters are predicting that temperatures will be in excess of 38*C across NSW while the ACT is expected to reach temperatures exceeding 33*C.

All members should be aware of the dangers of heat stress please follow the links below for further information from SafeWork NSW on working in heat.

SAFEWORK NSW HEAT RELATED ILLNESS

SAFEWORK NSW HOT & COLD ENVIRONMENTS

SAFEWORK NSW MANAGING THE WORK ENVIRONMENT CODE OF PRACTICE

ETU members should take appropriate action depending on your individual health and work situation, including but not limited to taking regular breaks, conducting individual (personal) risk assessment and/or ceasing work completely.

Members should exercise extreme care as temperatures rise. If you have any questions about working in heat please contact your workplace delegate or ETU organiser.

In unity,

Dave McKinley - Deputy Secretary

 


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