Administrator Meets with Union to Head Off Industrial Action

Date

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Release

Central Coast Council’s Administrator and CEO held an emergency meeting today with representatives of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) ahead of the planned industrial action by local garbage workers tomorrow.

The workers are employed by Remondis which has the contract to supply garbage services to the Central Coast until January 2018.

The TWU raised concerns regarding a termination clause in their enterprise agreement with Remondis Australia and wanted assurance their pay and conditions would be protected in any future garbage service collection contract.

The Administrator sought a meeting with Remondis management as soon as the meeting was over and one will now take place first thing tomorrow morning.

Council’s Administrator, Mr Ian Reynolds, said the meeting with the TWU was amicable and it was unfortunate it had got to the stage where industrial action was being contemplated.

“I was pleased to be able to meet with the TWU representatives and hear their concerns first hand and I look forward to meeting with Remondis tomorrow,” Mr Reynolds said.

“Our role is to ensure that Council and the community receive the best value for money and the possible waste service from any new contract arrangements.”

“My door is always open to those willing to help Council deliver that for our community.”

If the strike goes ahead it will affect residents on the Central Coast whose bins are normally picked up on a Thursday morning and there is talk the strike might extend to Friday as well.

Residents wanting to know what to do about their bins should check Remondis’ website at www.1coast.com.au  or call them on 1300 126 278.

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