Professionals Australia has criticized ActewAGL’s handling of a restructure where employees may have to take a $30,000 pay cut – just to hang on to a job.
Professionals Australia has said that workers at the Canberra utility may be forced to apply for jobs well below their existing pay grade as ActewAGL goes through a process which has affected 135 staff.
Of these jobs, 14 will be made redundant.
David Smith, ACT director of Professionals Australia, which represents engineers at the organisation, said positions should not be downgraded.
He was unsure how many would find there were no jobs available at their existing pay rate and said the redundancy program would cause the loss of important skills for a significant price tag.
“They’re not inexpensive redundancies. It would probably cost millions to pay them out,” Mr Smith said.
Read the full article, “Union says some ACTewAGL staff face $30,000 pay cuts “, by Phillip Thomson, The Canberra Times.