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15.4% over four years at Veolia

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I belive we did well in stitching up a really good deal for our members at Veolia Environmental Solutions in Jandakot.

Most of the 36 or so drivers at the depot are in the TWU and they are a good strong mob. Thanks to our delegates Johnny Gianatti, Neil Ironside and Barry Bettens.

With their EBA due to expire on December 12 negotiations got underway early but things weren’t moving quick enough for the drivers so we were called in.

Veolia were keen on a four-year deal and offered pay rises totaling 11% made up of annual increases of 3.5% +2.5+2.5%+2.5%.

Quite reasonable compared to what’s currently on offer around the traps but short of what Cleanaway are paying.

So we knocked it back and kept talking.

They say talk is cheap but it delivered on this occasion with Veolia increasing their offer to 15.4% over four years.

Pretty good going, even if I do say so myself.

And importantly we were able to get the company to agree to insert, some good delegates rights and right to representation clauses – handy for job security.

And job security is paramount at present.