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CPW Kelvin Close – Shift Changes June 10, 2011

Posted by alancwu in News.

News from Kelvin Close this morning that managers have decided to change shift patterns. This is fine so long as the people affected are asked for their concerns, and ideas, and any decision is made after full consultation and discussion and, preferably an agreement with the affected workers. We have heard that a meeting was held, the manager concerned informed all present what the company was doing and why it was being done. Feedback was requested. However, it has been reported no one spoke up, even though most, if not all, were not impressed with the proposals.

Asking for feedback and getting silence would indicate all present were happy with the proposal. After the meeting many people complained it seems.

A local CWU Rep is confused by this as he has been inundated with complaints and moans from members and non members that all is not well: “Why, when given the chance to speak up and give honest feedback and an opinion or an idea of what would be acceptable, no one speaks?” he continued, “ No union can do anything to help with pay and conditions and concerns if people , don’t act , either individually or as a group. ”

If you’re concerned over shift changes and your rights speak to your local CWU rep or to your local CWU branch – or contact this site.

If you want to see improvements at work, join us. If you want to speak out we are here to support you but you have to be willing to help yourself.

There are networks of active CWU members and Reps across TTG and CPW – we can put you in contact with them locally through this site so please get in contact.



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