Workers at Fletcher Insulation in Dandenong have been on strike for more than a month after being offered an Enterprise Agreement (EA) which would slash conditions, raise serious safety concerns and offer no pay rises for the next four years. Australian Workers’ Union Victorian Secretary Ben Davis said the offer was outrageous in the face of record productivity levels from the long-serving workforce and was indicative of a deeper agenda. “Production was up 20% in the...
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DELWP is desperately trying to cover its tracks after a disastrous $15 million investment so far in vehicles that leave Forest Firefighters, and the public estate which they protect, at serious risk. Australian Workers’ Union Victorian Secretary Ben Davis said the new DELWP fleet of 112 Mercedes G Wagons, which went back into full service last Friday (24 February), were not fit for purpose and should not have been rolled out until they were. “The G Wagon has a series of...
Productivity record-breaking workers at Fletcher Insulation in Dandenong are on indefinite stoppage after being offered 0% wage increases, longer hours and the slashing of conditions in a new Enterprise Agreement. The Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) Victorian Secretary Ben Davis said that the company’s offer was an insult to a loyal and long-serving workforce. “It defies logic that workers who have proved they are committed to the company and just months ago set new...
The people of Portland were breathing a sigh of relief after the announcement that Alcoa would continue to operate in the town, Australian Workers’ Union (AWU) Victorian Secretary Ben Davis said today. “There are 600 people employed by Alcoa in Portland, along with 180 contractors, and another 1600 workers whose jobs depend on the smelter for their survival, who are breathing easier as a result of this announcement,” Mr Davis said. “This is a victory for common sense...
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