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Some Good Wins at Fulton Hogan

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Fulton HoganWho are Fulton Hogan I hear you ask and I can tell you that they used to be called Pioneer Road Services. Now that's cleared up there's one or two
other things that we've managed to sort out for our members who work there.

We've just completed a new pay deal and in the process have put a fair bit of extra cash in the pockets of the firm's Bunbury crew.

Prior to the agreement they could work for weeks away from home and not qualify for a Living Away From Home Allowance if they were working within a 400km zone. For instance they could be away working in the Albany region and not be entitled to a cent extra.

But under the new provisions they will pocket $50 a day extra. If they are away 10 days they will get $500 and so on. And they work away a lot.

I reckon, at the very least, the new provision would have to be worth at least $3,000 per year for the Bunbury troops.

The new agreement also included three 4% pay rises and the first of these will be backdated to October 1.

Another big plus is Fulton Hogan agreeing to pay overtime rates to both the driver and offsider travelling away with them in the truck. Previously only the driver got the OT.

The company will also erect a new amenities block on site. Fulton Hogan have been pretty good to deal and have gone out of the way to keep their employees happy.