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To: Andrew Constance, Rob Sharp and John McAuliffe

Tell Sydney Trains To Stop Targeting Our Delegates

This campaign has ended.

Tell Sydney Trains To Stop Targeting Our Delegates

The RTBU representatives are currently in negotiations with Sydney Trains for a new Enterprise Agreement. The bargaining team comprises elected RTBU representatives who are from the myriad of areas that make up the workplace.

These negotiations have always had a history of becoming heated; however, this has now taken a dark direction, and our delegates are now being targeted by management, and in one case, a delegate has been suspended from duty.

This action is a blatant attempt to bully workplace representatives and force an inferior EA onto workers, in addition to being a breach of the Sydney Trains EA, the Fair Work Act, and the United Nations Human Rights Charter.

We ask for your intervention to stop the bullying of our representatives by ceasing the disciplinary action and come to the table to bargain in good faith with our representatives free from the threat of disciplinary action.

Why is this important?

Our elected representatives need to have the ability to represent us, the members, free of harassment and the threat of disciplinary hanging over their heads like the hangman's noose.
The actions displayed from Sydney Trains set a terrible precedent and will impede the movement's ability to bargain into the future due to workplace delegates being in fear of the employment.

How it will be delivered

Your message will be delivered to Sydney Trains via email and in person.

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Reasons for signing

  • All Delegates on all jobs where ever you work must be protected at all costs Remember delegates have family’s, mortgages etc and will put all this on the line to help protect all hard fought conditions so you must stand together
  • Unions are important and so are their representatives.
  • It’s not right to pick on someone because they challenge things. As a family member watching my transport parents, they need to be protected from bullies like this management.

Updates

2021-10-20 10:07:01 +1100

Petition is successful with 1,645 signatures

2021-10-19 23:45:49 +1100

EXCITING UPDATE - VICTORY
Dear All,
Thank you and 1644 others for signing this petition in support of our delegates. Due to your support, Sydney Trains heard your voice loud and clear resulting in them changing course from pursuing disciplinary action to dropping these matters altogether.
This display in solidarity sends the message to government organisations and private sectors that people will not tolerate bullying attitudes towards delegates and union members when they are bargaining for an enterprise agreement to improve workers' conditions and pay.
I genuinely thank you from the bottom of my heart and cannot state enough that we would never have secured this without your support.
United We Stand, Divided We Beg
In Solidarity,
Helen

2021-10-05 13:55:37 +1100

1,000 signatures reached

2021-10-05 13:29:51 +1100

Thank you to everyone who has signed the petition . Please enjoy the Tic Tok put together posted below. We have nearly reached the 1000 signature mark and I am so grateful. Please keep the signatures going and we will be able to update you all on the next steps by the end of the week.

2021-10-05 13:27:21 +1100

https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSeR2Ufgj/

2021-10-02 16:23:47 +1000

500 signatures reached

2021-10-02 12:54:18 +1000

All delegates give so much of their own time, and rather than performing a duty, they are answering a calling and should be treated with the utmost respect. Thank you for recognising this and signing the petition.

2021-10-02 12:20:10 +1000

100 signatures reached

2021-10-02 12:03:27 +1000

Thank you all for the support, please keep sharing so we can protect our valued delegates.

2021-10-02 12:00:40 +1000

50 signatures reached

2021-10-02 11:40:45 +1000

25 signatures reached

2021-10-02 11:30:41 +1000

10 signatures reached