Professional engineer members at the NSW Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) are facing a threat to their professional standing and conditions of employment. Show Your Support and Sign Our Petition.
After large-scale job cuts and the ongoing de-engineering of positions, RMS has made an aggressive push in the NSW Industrial Relations Commission to abolish the RMS Professional Engineers Award.
Visit our website and sign the petition to support the protection of engineering capacity at:
RMS professional engineers are standing up and reminding RMS management, the NSW Government and the community more broadly of the importance of the engineering profession. As we know, once engineering capacity and capability is lost at government organisations, the community suffers due to cost blow-outs and risks to the delivery of critical infrastructure.
The abolition of the RMS Professional Engineers Award is one more step along the line of de-professionalisation and de-engineering.
This Award upholds the standards for engineers by protecting their roles against the further depletion of engineering capacity at RMS. It sets the pay and conditions of employment specifically for professional engineers. The Award also requires RMS to properly consult and inform itself on engineering matters. As it is one of the few separate professional engineers’ awards that remain, it also influences employment conditions and salaries for professional engineers elsewhere in the NSW public service.
Please take a few moments to visit our campaign site – www.saferoadsnsw.com
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We are calling on the NSW Government to support its professional engineers and take action to save the RMS Professional Engineers Award.