Thursday 21 December 2017
APA (NSW) requested a dispute committee to be convened to discuss our issues regarding genuine consultation and the ongoing issues surrounding uniforms. This was held yesterday.
APA (NSW) is very concerned that most staff members will be left languishing in the old work shirts which many members have likened to a ‘garbage bag’. NSWA cited supply chain issues as the reason for the delayed roll out. To our dismay, NSWA is unable to commit to a firm timeline for a roll out or provide an accurate assessment of the amount of stock ordered to supply staff with a full complement of the new shirts.
APA (NSW) once again raised the possibility of polo shirts and shorts as optional uniform items. NSWA informed us that CE Dominic Morgan has directed that NSWA will only focus on the work shirts and that there is no intention at this point to consider polo shirts, shorts or any other items.
We therefore remain in dispute with NSWA and will now be evaluating our next steps.
In the meantime, please take any steps necessary to ensure your work health and safety, including modifying your uniform (ie. t-shirts and vests) and refusing to work due to heat stress. Please also continue to record adverse impacts via the IIMS portal and contact your local delegate if any issues.
APA (NSW) Executive
Your Choice, Your Voice
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