RAA patrol workers will today walk off the job from 1pm in pursuit of a wage increase and maintaining current conditions.
RAA patrol workers recently rejected an offer that would reduce the wages, conditions and allowances of current and future employees. RAA have since withdrawn that offer and are currently refusing to present any proposal for employees to consider.
Management wanted patrols to have rest breaks on the road, creating difficulty for drivers to find suitable locations for bathroom breaks, and remove any allowance for doing so. Currently patrol workers have designated areas where they can take bathroom breaks and have something to eat and drink.
RAA patrols have decided to make themselves available and work on Christmas to assist any families in need.
Patrols will today discuss further industrial action and endorse a formal position to take back to management.
As noted by Stuart Gordon – Acting SA State Secretary
It is disappointing that management have taken this approach, to take their bat and ball and go home and not negotiate around these issues.
Patrol workers are only asking for what is fair and reasonable, a wage increase and the maintenance of their conditions. What RAA management have proposed so far would see current and future workers far worse off.
While RAA patrol workers will walk off the job today, they’ve made the decision to make themselves available and work on Christmas to assist any families in need.