Yarra Trams and the public transport union have reached an agreement that will prevent union action during the Grand Prix. Credit:Age For applications that are not yet complete, the agreement or variant can be viewed on the links below. These published documents are usually published within 3 business days of publication. The union has been fighting for a new EBA for nearly eight months. The old contract expired in 2015. Yarra Trams said there would be no attempt to increase the increase further in the next enterprise agreement, while part-time workers were provided with a minimum of 23 hours of work per week, fixed rollover tables and overtime payments, according to the union. Horne said the government`s intervention to end the Grand Prix strikes was the “catalyst” for the agreement. Tram workers should vote “no” to the proposed agreement that undermines their real wages and conditions. Tram workers should ask the RTBU to accurately calculate the amount of their reduced wages under the 10% part-time agreement. It is not surprising that this information was not part of the two-page summary of the “enormous gain” of bureaucracy. A “no” to the proposed agreement must be the starting point for a political and industrial counter-offensive involving all workers from Yarra Trams, Metro Trains and V/Line in the fight against the privatisation of public transport and for decent wages and conditions for all workers. This requires that the RTBU be removed from the hands of the fight and that new rank and file committees be set up in each depot and position. Please include your name, number and name of agreement.
A team member must contact you within 2 business days. To combat the balances of the RTBU and protect and improve working conditions and wages, all tram workers must insist on their democratic right to copies of the full agreement and not to trade union summaries and sufficient time to read and discuss them. Mass assemblies should be convened to allow maximum discussion. Tram strikes on a new collective agreement began last July. The tram operator had proposed two collective agreements rejected by the union. Once an application has been approved or rejected, it will no longer appear in the list below. To find an agreement that has been approved or varied, please go find an agreement.