There is one big change that Respect wants to make around breaks that we really need member feedback on.
Currently, the system is:
Respect are proposing:
Respect reckon this would have a limited impact on staff generally - ie those that currently work 4.5 or 5-hour shifts - and they say the ast majority of current short shifts are limited to 4 hours due to the current agreement provision, where this is not the case it's due to a previous roster structure.
The important thing to consider is if rosters were to change in the future, staff might gain a 10-minute break for 5 hours or less, but might lose the 30-minute break they'd currently get after 4 hours or more.
What do you members think?
They have offered a couple of improvements as well, and we'll go through all the detail as bargaining progresses, but the most notable ones are:
Can members please let us know they're thoughts on this offer.