Council and TWU reach agreement over workers’ pay and entitlements

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The Transport Workers Union (TWU) and Central Coast Council participated in confidential mediation on March 24, at the request of the Minister for Local Government, Ms Gabrielle Upton.
The TWU and Council agreed to insert a clause in the Council’s tender documents that require that to be conforming, tenders must offer ongoing employment to the employees of the current contractor, ensure all existing employee statutory leave entitlements are recognised by the tenderer, and provide for an agreed minimum rate of pay for those employees.
As a result of the agreement to insert this clause in the tender documents, the TWU agreed to an immediate cessation of industrial action as they felt that this provides significant protections for the local drivers of the current contractor.
The Minister for Local Government is aware of and has congratulated the TWU and Council on their resolution of those matters.
The TWU and Council have agreed to the terms of this media release.

Media release,
Mar 27, 2017
Central Coast Council media