General Trade, Mining and Manufacturing

General Trade, Mining and Manufacturing

Bluescope EBA Update - 5 July

- Monday, July 09, 2018

Apologies for the late update, we have been waiting for Bluescope to finalise and confirm their offer which has continually changed since Friday.

Following 2 days in The Fair Work Commission last week the following is a Summary of The Company’s Current Position:

7.5% over 3 years or 9.5% over 4 years is NOT ACCEPTABLE given the sacrifices made by members.

Penalty Rates on weekend Sick Leave HAS NOT been addressed. What the company is offering will only benefit a few people over the life of the agreement.

The $4000 would normally be paid in September but is being brought forward to buy your vote.

One agreement for both sites with no real benefit to members.

The following mass meetings will be held at the North Gate Visitors Centre

Steelworks Mass Meeting (off shift) – Thursday 12th July 6am & 6pm

Springhill Mass Meeting (off shift) – Friday 13th July 6am & 6pm

The ETU will be asking members to Reject this offer and we will be discussing our Next Steps.



Purpose: Discuss Next Steps and Reject the Company proposal
When: Steelworks – Thursday 12th July, 6am & 6pm
Springhill – Friday 13th July, 6am & 6pm
Where: North Gate Visitors Centre
(Please note these are not paid meetings, members should select either 6am or 6pm depending on your Roster)

In Unity,
Brad Currey