Further Industrial Action Expected to Impact Ferry Services on Thursday 14 February

PUBLISHED ON 13/02/2019
Further Industrial Action Expected to Impact Ferry Services on Thursday 14 February

Brisbane, 13 February 2019

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About Transdev in Brisbane:
Transdev operates the iconic Brisbane CityCat, CityHopper and CityFerry services on Brisbane River on behalf of Brisbane City Council. We deliver over five million customer journeys each year. Transdev also operates metropolitan bus services on behalf of TransLink and the Queensland Government. Our bus team provides urban, school and charter services to the local community, transporting 2.6 million people per year.

 

Background

  • Transdev, the Maritime Union of Australia and the Australian Maritime Officers Union have been working hard to reach an in-principle Enterprise Agreement since 27 November 2017, with the current Agreement expiring on 16 May 2018.
  • Transdev has provided the unions with three offers during a 12 month negotiation period and are yet to receive any counter-proposals.
  • The objectives for the negotiations included providing better work life balance and greater take home pay for crew.
  • Transdev has offered pay increases for all crew as part of the negotiations to date.
  • Transdev believes their current wage offer is fair and includes:
    • Wage increases for CityCat Masters of 12.4% in year one, followed by 2.3% in year two (or WPI whichever is greater) and 5% (or WPI whichever is greater) in year three; a total minimum increase of 19.7% over the three years.
    • Wage increases for other Crew between 3 and 11.4% in year one, followed by 2.3% in year two (or WPI whichever greater) and 3 to 5% (or WPI whichever is greater) in year three; a total minimum increase of between 8.3 and of 18.7% over three years.
  • Ferry crew in Brisbane are all currently paid at or above the National Award rate.
  • Transdev wishes to agree to the best deal within our means for crew, hence spending considerable time meeting with the Bargaining Representatives over the course of 20 meetings in the last 12 months.
  • Five days have been held with the assistance of a Deputy President at the Fair Work Commission since December.
  • MUA’s initial claim of 20% and AMOU’s initial claim of a 30% pay increase in year one alone is not sustainable.
  • Transdev’s service delivery and maintenance practices are strictly governed by the industry regulators: the Australian Maritime Safety Authority and Maritime Safety Queensland. This is also externally recognised with our Sci-Qual accreditation. Transdev operates domestic and commercial vessels to the National Standard for Commercial Vessels.

 

Media contact: Martin Stern
Martin.Stern@transdev.com.au
Mob: +61 429 709 730
www.transdevbrisbane.com.au

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