Locked out Brisbane City Council electricians are back at work after management backed down on threats to introduce family unfriendly rostering in a new enterprise bargaining agreement.
Twenty-five traffic signal electricians were locked out of work without pay by Council for several weeks in May and June.
The workers had taken industrial action after Council demands would have seen workers forced to work any day of the week, at any time.
The demand would have had such an impact on the electricians’ personal lives that they were willing to sacrifice pay for more than two weeks to see it defeated.
Well done to these ETU members standing collectively to protect their right to maintain their current working conditions.