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Nice Win at Western Diagnostics

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Medical couriers at Western Diagnostics have pocketed a nice little bonus in the shape of a pay rise back-paid to last September.

We have been trying to finalise an agreement with the company for almost three years but haven’t been able to come to terms with them.

However, the company did agree to pay annual increases at agreed dates.

Unfortunately they forgot to pay the increase that fell due in September 2015.

After receiving a call from our delegate Doug Hand I got onto their management and reminded them of their obligations.

They apologized for their oversight and promised to get it into pay packets ASAP.

We will now sit down with Western Diagnostics in an attempt to get an agreement finalized and formally registered with the Fair Work Commission.

These things need to be formalised to protect members rights in these uncertain times.

On the agenda, for when we meet with the company, will be a change they are proposing to our members Long Service Leave entitlements.

They want the right to direct employees when they must take LSL after it becomes due at 10 years of service.

The current agreement says employees can hold off for up to 18 months after the 10 years’ service rolls around.