Electrical Contracting, Service Industry and Equipment Technicians

Electrical Contracting, Service Industry and Equipment Technicians

Schindler EBA Update

- Tuesday, June 04, 2013

I was hoping that by now I would be able to deliver good news regarding the EBA negotiations. Unfortunately that isn’t the case.

Following the mass meeting held back in April the committee met with management to discuss our endorsed position. The Company put a proposal to us that on face value looked like 4% per year for three years however on closer inspection it added up to well less than that figure.

The committee tabled a counter proposal which the company stated they would review and respond to.

I finally received that response late on Friday – 4 WEEKS later and it was simply “for the formality Schindler rejects you last offer”. No in depth response, no counter proposal, no discussion.

There will be a meeting at some time this week to discuss our position but as the company has ignored the committee for this long I don’t expect there will be any agreement reached.

The only option I believe we have is industrial action therefore could you please ensure that your ballot is returned to the Electoral Authority ASAP