Once again, Cbus management have rolled out unilateral policy changes without any apparent intention to consult with staff. This time, management have changed the policy regarding company cars.
These changes will have negative implications for people on extended leave like parental leave or sick leave – leaving your colleagues without a car when they may need it the most.
Just like the recently defeated unilateral changes to your Health and Wellbeing Allowance, this is a clear example of how management can revoke positive working arrangements in policy without warning.
It’s another illustration of why we need our entitlements enshrined in our EBA – and it’s why Cbus management’s general proposal in EBA negotiations to move some of your conditions from the EBA to policy is concerning.
An Enterprise Bargaining Agreement is legally enforceable and offers many protections, whereas policy is written, edited and adhered to at the whim of management.
So even though not all changes to policy will affect all of us, the attitude that Cbus has to transparency, consultation and to changing your conditions affects every single one of us.
We’ll continue to work with affected members to fight these changes to Cbus’s car policy and to enshrine our rights in the EBA going forward and update everyone accordingly.
It’s critical that everyone at Cbus is a union member to win a strong EBA that protects all your entitlements. If you know someone who isn’t a member yet, forward them this update today.
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Your FSU Reps
Bill Rue, Caroline Troup, Fiona Peck, Ian Wilson, Jennifer Glass