TWU

CASH CRISIS IMMINENT AS PROSEGUR WORKERS SET TO TAKE PROTECTED INDUSTRIAL ACTION

Release date: 12/09/2017

TWU SA/NT BRANCH MEDIA RELEASE, 12 September 2017
 
Prosegur workers in South Australia and the Northern Territory are set to take protected industrial action on Wednesday 13 September 2017 in order to advance their fight for fair pay and conditions in their workplace.

Transport Workers' Union members will undertake a stop-work meeting out the front of Prosegur which is located at 29-31 Richard Street Hindmarsh from 6:00AM to 10:00AM. Indefinite bans on servicing ATM's will remain in place. As a consequence, financial institutions such as ANZ may experience cash shortfalls over the upcoming weeks.
 
"TWU members at Prosegur have been negotiating for a new enterprise bargaining agreement with the company for the last 18 months. Every day, they are hard at work ensuring that ATMs and banks across South Australia and the Northern Territory are serviced. They are at constant risk from opportunistic criminals. Their work requires rigorous security clearances and training. Despite the essential role which they play in our economy, Prosegur employees are the lowest paid Armoured Vehicle Operators in Australia", said TWU SA/NT Secretary, Ian Smith.
 
"We have been extremely disappointed in Prosegur's approach to these negotiations and our members have had enough. TWU members are only asking for parity in pay and conditions with other Armoured Vehicle Operators across Australia. Despite these reasonable demands, Prosegur are pushing an inferior offer that will see attacks on the penalties and allowances that our members rely on."
 
TWU SA/NT Branch Secretary Ian Smith added, "At our last scheduled meeting with the company, they refused to sit down and negotiate towards an agreement that would ensure fair pay and conditions. Prosegur has also brought in strike breakers from interstate to undermine our members' rights to take protected industrial action. Our members sincerely regret the inconvenience that this action will have on the public, however the Prosegur management have left us with no other choice. We will not rule out further stoppages and protected industrial action until Prosegur comes to the table with an offer which ensures fair pay and conditions."
 
For further information or to arrange a media interview, please contact Justin Lewis, TWU SA/NT Branch Official, 0413 181 333

All Media Items Share This