TWU hails Toll industrial relations progress

Union to take in-principle agreement to member meetings

TWU hails Toll industrial relations progress
Tony Sheldon says a breakthrough has come.


With reports of troubling bottom-line performance in the press recently, Toll at least has some promising industrial, if not financial, news.

Months of negotiations punctuated by harsh words from the Transport Workers Union (TWU) has seen the union state that endorsement would be proposed for an agreement that "preserves existing protections on working hours, penalty rates and dispute resolution clauses".

According to the TWU, It will enhance superannuation payments to 14.75 per cent over three years and boost pay by 7 per cent to 2019.

It will also include job security protections, casual permanent conversion and "better utilisation of the existing workforce".

"Toll employees want an efficient, well-run company that is successful and can provide quality jobs," TWU national secretary Tony Sheldon says.

"This agreement will set the ground work for this by ensuring an efficient and well-trained staff.

"Our member-led negotiating team pressed the case strenuously for an agreement that would provide protections and benefits for the company and staff into the future.

"After months of tough negotiations a breakthrough has come.

"Toll employees will now consider this agreement in meetings over the coming weeks."

A response from Toll has been sought.

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