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BMA Mutual Exchange of Shifts

I refer members to our newsletter dated 3 September 2015 relating to BMA’s unilateral decision to remove the access to mutual exchange of shifts from BMA employees covered by the BMA Rail Agreement. I have had further discussions with the Company which again have not resolved the matter.

I indicated clearly, again, that we are of the opinion that consultation needs to occur as we consider this constitutes a major workplace change.
This is now a bigger issue as it signifies what the company thinks constitutes a major workplace change and what needs to be consulted as per the agreement.

The next step in the dispute process is to seek conciliation in the Fair Work Commission and that process will commence shortly.

I will of course report the progress of the application as part of our continuing endeavour to keep members informed of all developments.

Unity is Strength

Bruce Mackie
Queensland State President