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Big Pay Boost for CMI Boys

« Back to News Articles Big Pay Boost for CMI Boys

CMIThe TWU really drove a hard bargain in its latest round of pay negotiations at Combined Metal Industries.

Pay increases had been few and far between with the firm's drivers having to meet unrealistic Key Performance Indicators to get more money.

I was also unimpressed to learn the truckies were being paid less than metal trades assistants in the factory. However, the negotiations were conducted in the right spirit and the company has done all it can to put things on an even playing field.

The 14% up front pay rise that they eventually agreed to was a pretty big jump for any boss to make. To their credit they bit the bullet and will also pay two more 4% increases as part a three year deal. The company will also pay the full cost of top quality, Aussie made Steel Blue boots for their drivers. The blokes were rapt with the extra money and they are well healed to boot.

Roofmart Next

With CMI now stitched up we turn our attention next to getting a better deal for our members at Roofmart. As things stand their drivers are now $3.50 behind their counterparts CMI and that needs to be sorted out.