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K&S Pay Talks Deliver Good Outcome

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K&SI'm happy to say that a pay deal reached with K&S Freighters was among the first to be done in the road freight sector this year. We went into the pay talks expecting a tough fight.

In the blue corner were HR guru Kaye ‘Killer' Evans, local boss Jason Nitz and his sidekick Mark Fenna for K&S.

In the red corner representing the workers were our delegate Trevor "Bulldog" Phyllis and yours truly.

As you can see, the odds were heavily stacked in our favour with the spectators cheering us on wildly. Seriously though, the negotiations were conducted in good faith and the outcome was a fair one.

We'd previously met with our members from both the day and afternoon shifts and an intial K&S offer was totally rejected. I relayed this to the K&S negotiating team and told them they were wasting their time and they needed to do better. After that point, no shot was fired in anger.

The company came back to us with an offer that realised the value of their employees. They offered a three-year deal with pay rises of 4%+ 4% + 4% and will increase their superannuation contributions from 9% to 12% during the term of the agreement. K&S also agreed to continue paying our members income protection, which they had thrown on the table as a bargaining chip. We took a bite out of this chip and declared it a fake. Income protection
is NON-NEGOTIABLE as far as we are concerned and that's the way it stands.

The first pay rise will be back-dated to 1st January, another sign that the company was playing straight. Quite a few other firms make their employees wait until these agreements are finalised and signed off by fair work Australia. The K&S ‘final' offer was put to their day and afternoon shifts at paid meetings
and voted in.