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CSCS Employees Commit to Fight for their Conditions

« Back to News Articles CSCS Employees Commit to Fight for their Conditions

The State Government’s recent announcement that they would no longer be renewing Serco as the Custodial Services and Court Security (CSCS) contract provider leaves a gaping hole for over 300 CSCS workers with the uncertainty and stress that comes along with losing job security.

Previous to this when Serco originally won the tender in 2011, G4S was the security provider that held the CSCS contract.

Not only did this changeover leave up to 26 employees without a job, all the originally negotiated conditions, en­titlements and accruals of the remaining court services employees started again from scratch.

This is something the TWU does not want to see happen again.

In other State Government tendered Industries such accruals like long-service leave and personal leave are portable across tenders.

This means you can transfer your accruals and take your long-service at 7 years of work, instead of working for 4-6 years and starting again from scratch.

With the continuing privatisation of our services more thought needs to be put into the people behind these contracts the State Government has been happy to hand-ball to multinationals.

That is why the TWU aims to set up a political campaign to hold our State Government accountable for protecting these entitlements and conditions of a loyal workforce.

With the looming State Election we have good leverage to bring this issue to the forefront of the political agenda.

We will be running a media campaign that will discuss privatisation’s impact on the people who service these contracts and the effect on their conditions.

But we cannot run this campaign without YOU.

Your personal stories and united commitment to fight for your entitlements will push this campaign forward.

There is NEVER an appropriate time to for a contact to be changed over – but with the intent to make this issue political we have the ability to drive long-term change across how State Government Tender work operates in this State.

TO WIN THIS FIGHT we need to be prepared to hold the State Government to account for leaving workers worse off.

If you want to keep your job, roll over to the new company with conditions that are no less favourable than what you currently have....



Click here to download the flyer for your workplace

We encourage you to contact your local member of Parliament We have attached a non-exhaustive list of Regional sitting members and will update as the campaign progresses.

Update: The TWU received a response to our letter to Colin Barnett. You can read Colin's response here and you can read the letter we sent on behalf of CSCS employees here