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Swan Drivers reject 'Them & Us' Agreement

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Swan Transit drivers have sent a decisive message to General Manager Brian Thompson that they don’t want an agreement that divides drivers into Have’s and Have Nots.

In a recent secret ballot 480 drivers (60%) voted NO to accepting to the firm’s Enterprise Agreement.

Swan Transit has been a big concern because their state manager Brian Thompson has been determined to reduce conditions.

He claims the existing agreement makes Swan Transit uncompetitive with the other two companies so they will lose contracts.

We say that is not our members’ problem. If Swan lose contracts then the next operator will come in and drivers will keep their jobs.

We ask this question. Why should drivers’ lose pay and conditions?Conditions that were hard fought for over many years.

Swan had proposed the cutting of superannuation benefits and reduced wages and conditions.

They proposed the grandfathering of all current conditions so that only existing drivers would be entitled to them.

All new employees would have been on inferior, reduced conditions – thus creating a highly discriminatory two class system.

This would have created a division in the work force and the morale in workplaces would have become unpleasant.

Drivers doing exactly the same work but some getting more than others. We call that un-Australian.

New drivers would have had every right to question why they are on lesser conditions than other drivers.

The TWU will NOT ENDORSE any agreement that reduces conditions for drivers. NO WAY!

Members voted the agreement down, because they believe a reduction in conditions is UNFAIR and UNNECESSARY.

The NO VOTE gives drivers a mandate to ask management to come back to the table and negotiate something that is fair.

It is clear, members DON”T WANT ANY LOSS OF CONDITIONS.

And they DIDN'T LIKE Swan’s last minute switch to a four-year deal. Most want a two-year deal.

The TWU and Swan bargaining reps are consulting extensively with drivers prior to negotiations recommencing.