SFWU & Spotless reach settlement after 2 years of negotiation
The Service and Food Workers Union Nga Ringa Tota (SFWU) reached settlement with Spotless Services Ltd on the payment and application of a Collective Employment Agreement (CEA) covering cleaners, food service staff and orderlies in our public hospitals.
This settlement resolves the dispute over payment of a minimum base rate of $14.25 agreed last year. The dispute included a 9 day lockout of 800 hospital service worker in July last year and a 24 hour national strike on April 2 of this year.
The settlement will see Spotless sign the CEA and provides for the payment of the new wage rates within the next fortnight.
SFWU has withdrawn strike notices for rolling, 24 hour strikes that were to start on April 22nd.
"Our members are over the moon about this settlement and they will be looking forward to their next few pay cheques." Said Shane Vugler, SFWU Industrial Coordinator