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No Fuss but a Good Deal

« Back to News Articles No Fuss but a Good Deal

Watsonia FoodsThe latest pay talks at Watsonia Foods were done in quicker time than Usain Bolt can run a 100 meter sprint.

Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration, but there was no beating around the bush by either party at the negotiating table.

The drivers wanted a decent pay rise and the company was happy to give them one. I'd met previously with the blokes and we knocked together a claim to put to the company. After a few telephone hooks ups with eastern states' boss Joe Borg, he jumped on a big white bird and headed over to talk to us in person.

In the no fuss deal the van drivers pay rate will be boosted by 4.25% to $26.58 with another two 4.25% increases to come. Watsonia had initially offered 3% + 3% + 3% but the drivers would have none of it. Like the rest of us they've had to cop Colin Barnett's massive increases in electricity and other utility charges.

In the end it was a pretty good deal. Joe listened to the troops, we listened to what Joe had to say and a fair deal was struck.
That's how these things should be done.