In the face of a 97% vote in favor of bargaining by Deputies at Grosvenor AngloCoal have now dropped their legal opposition to bargaining. This paves the way for Deputies to collectively bargain about securing key conditions and improving their pay and bonus.
Deputies at Grosvenor first tried to improve their conditions by discussions with local management, who didn’t take the issues seriously. So Grosvenor Deputies organized a majority support application supported by their union. AngloCoal still refused to bargain and opposed the members application to bargain. After your union and two Deputy members filed our documents in Fair Work and the ballot results were returned, AngloCoal finally agreed to bargain.
Congratulations to the two Deputies who filed witness statements, and to the whole group!
MOUNT ARTHUR (BHP) OCE AND SUPERVISORS BARGAINING
Supervisors at Mount Arthur are bargaining for a first ever agreement to secure their redundancy and accident pay, and improve their pay. Negotiations have been underway for around 6 months now.
Kestrel Deputies are bargaining for their first ever stand alone agreement to replace a very old Rio Tinto agreement. Key issues they are bargaining for include improved pay.