Leave Freeze & Staffing - FSU Members to meet with CUA
Monday, 2 July 2012
A delegation of FSU members and officials in Queensland met with CUA Management to discuss their concerns with the proposed annual leave freeze in 2013 and understaffing in their regions.
The FSU Delegation and CUA Management have committed to working on solutions to these concerns. At the meeting the FSU Delegation recommended the following:
Leave applications not be restricted to only those with “exceptional circumstances”.
CUA share their scheduling for Nucleus training to provide an opportunity for the FSU to identify if there may be ways to free up more opportunities for employees to take annual leave and therefore avoid the impact a five month annual leave freeze could have on staff and CUA.
CUA consider whether it is necessary to restrict access to leave in times of high demand such as school holidays. The FSU delegation suggested that school holidays be excluded from any annual leave freeze.
CUA share information regarding filling vacancies, retaining staff, providing relief for planned and unplanned absences.
CUA have agreed to share the results of a review of staffing and relief, including targets for the size of the relief pool.
FSU provide CUA with the calculations for a recommended relief ratio.
The FSU Delegation and CUA Management will meet again in the near future to finalise discussions around the concerns raised.
If you have any feedback or questions, please contact your FSU Organiser or call the Member Rights Centre on 1300 366 378.
Authorised By: Leon Carter, National Secretary