Members are well aware that the Auckland Local is holding its Annual General Meeting at College Rifles Clubrooms tomorrow, Thursday 23 July, commencing at 1030 hours.
Assistant Area Managers Wayne Highet and Kerry Gregory have, on the instructions of Regional Manager Butt, issued an instruction to members which severely restricts your ability to attend a lawful Union Stopwork Meeting as described in the Employment Relations Act.
This action is a deliberate ploy by Regional Management to stop the Union going about its lawful business in advising its members of their rights and details of any upcoming events or actions, such as the Union Conference and any industrial action in support of any pay claim.
It is very convenient for Management to send multiple appliances out of District or Area when it suits their purposes for things such as combined service exercises at Whangaparaoa and chainsaw courses, but when the Union attempts to conduct its lawful business, barriers are placed in its way.
The First Aid Course has been cancelled due to insufficient staff being required to attend, so any appliances which were scheduled to attend that course may well now be available to attend the AGM.
Members should attempt to arrange that at least one representative from each on duty crew attend the AGM, as it will benefit all members if first hand accounts of proceedings are given.
REMINDER: Annual General Meeting
College Rifles Clubrooms
Haast Street, Remuera
(off Remuera Road)
Tomorrow, Thursday 23 July