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Update: Multi-SignOn Dispute Moranbah-Coppabella

28 February 2013

Following on from the correspondence received from Aurizon and previous newsletters outlining Aurizon’s intention to introduce multi sign on points between Moranbah and Coppabella from the 4th March 2013, your union has sought assistance from the Fair Work Commission, and a hearing has been set down:

11:30 am Friday, 22nd March 2013.

The RTBU expect that Aurizon honour the terms of the current dispute settling procedures outlined in the current enterprise agreement and maintain status quo until this hearing.

7 local news last night reported on the safety ramifications of this issue with representatives of the local road safety group RAGG reporting, “In the Isaac region, the 69 most recent fatigue related fatal or hospitalisation crashes being determined that 29 involved the driver/rider actually falling asleep”, this should be a wakeup call for Aurizon and for safety reasons alone this proposal should be shelved.

Members will be kept up to date on matters as they arise.

Unity is Strength

Bruce Mackie
Qld State President
Central Division Organiser
Sarina