Unilever Enterprise Agreement

On the other side of the ledger, he notes that employers have every right to terminate contracts in the event of an impasse as soon as an agreement expires. The corporate pay dispute comes after the Fair Work Commission ruled that the VA`s Murdoch University had been allowed to terminate its current agreement after talks with the union over compensation became bogged down. “If the FWC decides to terminate the contract, we have already committed to maintaining a number of benefits under the existing EA – including maintaining wage rates – until April 30, 2018 (or earlier, if a new agreement is reached), while we are in discussions with staff and AMWU to find an amicable solution” , he said. Forgive the pun, but the dispute between parent company Unilever and workers at the Streets ice cream factory in Minto, NSW, has been shaken. Unilever has asked the Fair Work Commission to denounce the current enterprise agreement which unions say could leave 140 workers to a pay cut of up to 46%. “The proposed agreement will be formally revoked by the workers next week. It would be inappropriate to continue to speak until that is done. In 2017, Unilever asked the Fair Work Commission to terminate the current enterprise agreement on wages and conditions and to reassign plant workers for conditions. The Australian Manufacturing Workers Union, which represents workers, has warned of a pay cut of up to 46 per cent.

The union has called on Australians to boycott Streets products in protest. [2] A transaction was negotiated in November 2017. [3] “Union actions are a tactic that can be used legitimately, it will be another tactic if employer reaction measures (lock-out) are applied to terminate an expiring enterprise agreement, another tactic.” A spokesman for Unilver confirmed that the agreement had been reached. It would make “significant improvements in plant flexibility” while drawing attention to workers` concerns, he said. ACTU Secretary Sally McManus accused Unilever of exploiting the “broken” trading system. They have failed to impose these massive cuts with a fair ballot and are now opting for the “nuclear option” of terminating the contract to blackmail these workers,” she said. The union said the agreement in principle reached this week with Unilever secured the future of the Minto site without loss of pay, shift work or conditions.