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Australasian Meat Industry Employees Union Victoria Branch Operating Report for 2006/07

Newsletters from Supermarket EBAs 2002-2005


Check out newsletters from the supermarket's 2002/3 EBAs negotiations and implementation. Run your eye down this list and check out newsletters from September 2004 back to October 2002

 

Safeway September 2004


Newsletter for meat rooms in Safeway
September 2004

check it out here

Supermarkets April 2004


SUPERMARKETS APRIL 2004 click here

Supermarkets September 03


The Safeway/ Woolworths,
Coles and BiLo Agreements have
all been
ratified and
remain in force
until 2005/6

Find out about it all.


BiLo April 2003


Enterprise
Bargaining Agreement at BiLo

EBA Coles Myer Vote April 03

Coles EBA Vote

Members in the meat rooms at Coles Myer voted on the proposed Enterprise Bargaining Enterprise. The majority supported the negotiated EBA.

Click here and find out about it.

Safeway Update 2002


Safeway - Industrial Victory

The Victorian Branch of the AMIEU has produced a Newsletter on the Enterprise Bargaining Agreement
negotiations with Safeway.

As is reported in the Disputes section there has been industrial action by Meatworkers at Safeway. Before Safeway came back to the table with a new EBA offer there had been strike action by the people in the meat rooms in thirty stores and public action at ten different stores.

The industrial action convinced Safeway to come back with a different offer. All AMIEU members who are employed at Safeway received a Newsletter in the mail with the details of the new offer and a ballott paper to vote on the offer. You had the right to accept or reject the offer.

The VOTE was overwhelmingly in favour of the EBA offer achieved. 96% of the votes were to support the negotiated EBA.

BiLo and Coles Negotiations 2002


Coles and BiLo Meatrooms - Enterprise Bargaining Agreement negotiations started. There was initially a range of major differences between Coles Myer and the AMIEU.
Click here to find out how negotiations developed. Then check what happened on both Coles Myer EBA and BiLo EBA

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Meatworkers face pay cuts under WorkChoices despite Govt's 'fairness test'

Up for Sale

Tasman Meats
Up for Sale

Newsletter October 2007

One Year of WorkChoice


One year of WorkChoices shows Federal Govt's new IR laws are hurting working families

 

Master Grocers


AMIEU AND MASTER GROCERS AGREEMENT

The Master Grocers Association Victoria and AMIEU Meat Agreement is currently up for renegotiation.

 

Time for EBA

M.C. Herd's EBA under negotiation

Check where things started
Where have they got to by 28.11.06
March 2007 still in discussion

Coles BiLo 3.08.06

BiLo has been Re-Badged
Check out the Newsletter from August 2006

March 2006


Delegates Rally 29 March 2006
Industrial Dispute - Gathercoles
Exploiting Guest Workers
Federal Office

 

superannuation


Beware of self managed superannuation schemes

 

IR Legislation


Howard's Industrial Relations Legislation 2005

Safeway Agreement 2005

The Safeway Negotiating Committee has unanimously agreed to recommend a new Safeway Agreement. The Agreement is a good one. It will protect all Safeway meat room employees against the coming Howard Government assault on workers' wages and conditions.

Find more

Coles BiLo Enterprising Bargaining Agreement

September 2005

 

COLES/ BiLO

NEW AGREEMENT

 

 

The Coles BiLo Negotiating Committee consisting of Graham Bird, Laurie Burley, Bob Savine, Mick Ashworth, Peter Dans, Deborah Holliday, Jason Peters, Rick Ryan, Sue Sheldrick, John Tuck, Colin Vernon, and Chris Wialletton, has had a number of meetings with Coles BiLo Management.

 

As a result of these negotiations the Committee has unanimously agreed to recommend a new combined Coles/BiLo Agreement for the next three years.   

  
Find out the recommended Agreement - click here 
  

Update on SRS

Click here and find out how things are going at Somerville Retail Services

Somerville Retail Services


Talks start at Somerville Retail Services

Make sure the representatives on the Consultative Committee members know that you do want the Union to have meetings in the lunchroom. 

A strong, united work force with everyone in the Union is the best bargaining tool you have.  The Union can also assist with WorkCover, health and safety, unfair dismissals and many other workplace issues.

FIND OUT MORE

Colac EBA

August 2005

CRF COLAC & COLAC OTWAY WORKFORCE

Enterprise Bargaining Negotiations

Federal Awards

Federal Awards August 2005

 

Award wage increases are a good example of the benefits of Union membership.  National wage cases are hard fought battles, with employers and the federal government throwing everything into showing a case why workers should not receive a wage increase.  It has only been the well run and argued Union case that has resulted in awards being increased by $112 since 1999.

 

Members should be aware- this may be the last wage increases as we know it.  Mr. Howard has announced plans to scrap the Australian Industrial Relations Commission's powers to award wage increases and hand it to a "Fair Pay Commission".  Mr. Howard isn't happy with the award increases that have been granted and is obviously trying to reduce them by setting up an anti-worker, right wing employer sympathetic alternative to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.

 

Check out the Processing Award

Check out the Retail Award

Check out the Smallgoods Award

Midfield Meats

June 2005

Midfield Meats

It seems that some employees at Midfield Meats are being given incorrect information in relation to becoming a member of the Union.

CHECK OUT THE TRUTH

OH&S Act 2004


Occupational Health and Safety Act 2004

In December 2004 the Victorian Government passed the new laws. Most of the changes will take place on the 1st July 2005. 

Check what many of the changes are by clicking here.

Graham's Message November 2004


15th November 2004

UNION ORGANISATION

HEALTH AND SAFETY REPRESENTATIVES' SUPPORT OFFICER
Paul Conway is HSR Support Officer

New Organiser is Colin Drew

Organising Arrangements
HSR is an Important Role
 

CHANGES TO THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH & SAFETY ACT
Some of the major changes to the OH&S Act are:

AMIEU FEDERAL OFFICE
New Location
Federal Secretary
Federal President

FEDERAL ELECTION RESULT
Bad News for Workers
All-Powerful Employers
Anti-Worker Legislation
Workers Need Union Strength

COMMON RULE AWARDS
Kennett Legacy

Transfer to Federal Award
New Worker Protection

AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE AGREEMENTS - DON'T BE CONNED!

MINIMUM WAGE RISE
Trade Unions Fight for Wage Increases
Current Claim
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS - Proclamation
Coles/BiLo Permanent Employees
Woolworths/Safeway

UNION SHOPPER
What Does It Do?
How does it work?
 

Find Out the whole story behind these headlines Click Here

Update

May 2004

Update on Tasman etc Negotiations

Check it out

Negotiations


23 December 2003

Negotiations with Tasman Group/ Compass/ Larberg/ ESP Tecforce/ Lodge Nominees/ Belandra etc
Find out more

Federal Court Decision


VICTORY IN THE FEDERAL COURT AGAINST BELANDRA

AND LABOUR HIRE CHARADE

 

The Union has won a major victory in its battle against labour-hire companies and AWAs at the Brooklyn and Altona abattoirs in Melbourne.

 

READ ON

 

April 2003


UNION WORKPLACES ARE SAFER, BETTER PLACES

At a time when the Howard Federal Government continues with its plans to destroy the Trade Union Movement, this time concentrating on the building unions, it is timely to examine the differences between union and non-union workplaces.  The differences are many.  The most obvious ones are wages and conditions.
Read On..

February 2003

NEWSLETTER

18 FEBRUARY, 2003
Including more on Tasman, ESP, Belandra, Larberg etc.

Click Here

 

Kyle Road Strike

ESP/Larberg/Belandra
HEALTH & SAFETY DISPUTE

On Monday 11th November 2002 the employees on the mutton chain at Kyle Road stopped work over health and safety concerns.  Despite numerous complaints to management about the excessive speed of the chains with insufficient manning levels, the company had done nothing to fix the problem.
 
Click here to find out more

Asbestos Can Kill


Anti-Union Discrimination
Larberg, ESP and Belandra

As most members are well aware, the discrimination, deceit and stand-over tactics at Kyle Road are continuing.

Read On

Belandra - Tasman Group - ESP - Larberg

Belandra - Tasman Group - ESP - Larberg
 
Companies Defy A.I.R.C.
Last July as a result of the Union taking action in the Federal Court, an agreement was reached with Belandra, ESP Tecforce and Larberg regarding who was to be employed at the Kyle Road meatworks.

In unambiguous terms the agreement, signed on behalf of the three companies and the Union, stated 'ex Brooklyn employees be given priority in employment at Kyle Road, subject to any employee's capacity to do the work'.

From Day One after that agreement was reached, Larberg, ESP and Belandra have consistently ignored it.  The Agreement goes on to provide for disputes to be taken to the Australian Industrial Relations Commission if problems arise.

Keep Reading
 WorkCover Changes 7.05

WorkCover Changes
July 2005

There have been a number of changes to WorkCover.
Weekly payments have been indexed.
Employers must meet their obligation to provide suitable alternative duties if you are fit to do it.
There are ways to make sure that claims are dealt with in time and not put in the rubbish bin.
You have some (limited) choice about which Occupational Rehabilitation Provider you are being sent to.

 Compo Changes

 

ACCIDENT COMPENSATION &

TRANSPORT ACCIDENT ACTS (AMENDMENT) BILL 2003

Summary
           Increased lump sum payments for permanent impairment

           Changes to calculation of overtime/shift allowances for PIAWE

           Changes to employer return to work provisions

           Cross border arrangements

           Employer group rebate program

 

Find out more

 KR July 06

July 06

KR Castlemaine
Discussions Continue

Check it out

 KR March 06

March 2006

EBA Discussions continue at KR Castlemaine

Check it out

 KR October 05


KR Castlemaine Enterprise Bargaining Discussions Underway

 KR Castlemaine

KR Castlemaine Foods

On 23rd August the Union met with representatives of KR Castlemaine Foods Pty Ltd in Melbourne to discuss the company's position in relation to negotiating an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement for Victoria.

At that meeting it was agreed that discussions would take place. Find out more.

 Castle Bacon 2005

6th July 2005

The Union sent a letter to K.R. Castlemaine requesting a meeting to discuss the Commpany's position in relation to negotiating an Enterprise Bargaining Agreement to cover employees at K. R. Castlemaine in Victoria.

 Castlemaine Bacon

Castlemaine Bacon
find out more

 Castricum Bros EBA

Castricum Bros Dandenong
After weeks of action pursuing a new Enterprise Bargaining Agreement, there is still no finalisation of the EBA. Read a Newsletter, produced during the industrial action taken by Castricum's workers.

The EBA negotiations are still not resolved at Castricum Brothers. Find out where things were at in February 2003.

Check out the Newsletter for workers at Castricum Bros December 2003

Castricum General Meeting February 2004 Information - click here

The struggle continues check out where things are at in May 2004 - click here

Check out the situation in July 2004

Don't sign Castricum's AWA

Castricum Brothers


Castricums Lock Out Workers

 

 Frew Kyneton


Frew Kyneton
Redundancy
check here

 Gumby


Gumby Daylesford
EBA Negotiations

June 2004
See where it is at
before it closed later in 2004

 July 2003

31st July 2003

This newsletter covers:

PAUL DAVEY APPOINTED TO PRIMESAFE   
ENQUIRY INTO LABOUR HIRE
NATIONAL WAGE INCREASE
WOOLWORTHS/ SAFEWAYS

 

 December 2003

Click here and read the Newsletter from December 2003 covering:

Resignation of Pat Pearce
Bob Savine
Tasman Group
EBA Negotiations Currently Underway:
Occupational Health & Safety Inquiry

 AWAs versus EBAs


Australian Workplace Agreements
versus
Collective Bargaining

Australian Workplace Agreements are promoted by the Howard Government. The Union knows that Collective Bargaining Agreements bring better conditions to meat workers.

 Union Fees

 

Union Fees Must Rise

Find out more Click on here

 Election 2004

Federal Election 2004

 May Day


MAY DAY RALLY

Sunday 1st May
 
CHECK IT OUT

 

 Gathercole Carrum

Newsletter for members at Gathercole Carrum in February 2005

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