When two Tasmanian casinos insisted on mandatory training courses for new starters without paying them, their United Voice colleagues were quick to stand up for them.
As the delegates pointed out, it’s just not on for workers to receive training required by their work in their own time.
Both Wrest Point and Country Club were introducing staff to essential workplace requirements including bullying and harassment training, fire safety and workplace health.
When the concerns were raised with management, the company eventually agreed.
Wrest Point staff who took the modules were backpaid three hours, Country Club staff who took fewer modules were backpaid two hours.
And new starters gained a greater appreciation of the strength of being union.