Amended offer accepted

Maintenance workers at Castlemaine’s Don KR factory this week voted to accept an amended enterprise offer from George Weston Foods and to end their series of rolling work bans and stoppages.
About 70 maintenance workers at the Castlemaine site – members of the Electrical Trades Union and the Australian Manufacturing Workers Union – earlier this week voted in favour of accepting the new offer from George Weston.
This followed months of negotiations and the workers’ October decision to reject an original pay and conditions offer from the company with union representatives stating that it was unacceptable, below CPI and represented an erosion of conditions. Full story in today’s Mail …

Eve Lamb
Journalist and photographer Eve Lamb has a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) degree from Deakin University and a Master of Arts (Professional Writing) from Deakin University. She has worked for many regional newspapers including the Hamilton Spectator and the Warrnambool Standard, and has also worked for metro daily, The Hobart Mercury, and The Sunday Tasmanian. Eve has also contributed to various magazines including Australian Cyclist.