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Aurizonís Removal of Shift-Worker Status

The case to challenge Aurizonís outrageous and deceptive removal of shift-worker status from people is one of the most important issues we are facing right now.

We have been pursuing legal advice from senior barristers to look at this matter closely and carefully. It takes time because itís important.

The case is best fought at a high level so today the RTBU took steps to move the shift-worker dispute from the Fair Work Commission and take it to the Federal Court.

Given the legal complexities involved, our legal team is working to complete the large amount of work required to get this matter heard. We anticipate we will have the matter filed in the Federal Court within the next few weeks.

When employers take such dramatic steps to erode the conditions that Rail workers have enjoyed for decades, Your Union will not stand by and simply allow them to do it.

After taking extensive legal advice, it is very clear that the Federal Court is where we are most likely to get justice.

We are compiling statements from witnesses along with other evidence to strengthen our case. We know Aurizon come at these matters with all guns blazing and we intend to be as prepared.

We will keep you updated in respect of its progress.

Unity is Strength

Owen Doogan
RTBU State Secretary,
Queensland Branch