Source: Etu Union
As you will know, Downer has asked its workers to take a 20% pay cut if they are paid over $50,000 per year. This is a radical step they are taking in response to the COIVD-19 epidemic, and we don’t think it’s good enough.
However, many of our members have told us that the most important thing right now is getting paid, so you are free to accept this offer to ensure your income continues at 80%.
E tū does not think that this process is lawful and has put members under duress, so we want to be clear: we reserve the right to challenge Downer over this pay cut and we will be fighting to recover any wages lost during this time.
Please keep in touch with your delegate and fellow union members to discuss ongoing issues.