Alcoa offers enhanced job security in revised Enterprise Bargaining Agreement

Alcoa workers Steve Harvey from Baldivis and Andy Ranford from Rockingham. Photo: Jess Warriner.
Alcoa workers Steve Harvey from Baldivis and Andy Ranford from Rockingham. Photo: Jess Warriner.

ALCOA of Australia is offering enhanced job security in a revised Australian Workers Union Enterprise Bargaining Agreement that it will put to an employee vote in October.

Managing director Michael Parker said Alcoa had given a commitment in the revised EBA that it would not make employees forcibly redundant by outsourcing their work or replacing them with limited term or casual employees.

“Now we have addressed job security, we encourage the AWU to endorse the revised EBA and for our employees to return to work so they can restore their livelihoods,’’ Mr Parker said.

“We thank those employees who have already returned and our dedicated teams who have kept our WA operations running safely and productively during this difficult time.”

Mr Parker said any new EBA must allow Alcoa to manage its business according to increasingly volatile global operating demands.

“We want to resolve this matter so we can provide certainty to all parties and return our focus to remaining internationally competitive, attracting ongoing investment and providing secure and well paid jobs now and for future generations.”

Employees will receive more information on the revised EBA in coming days and weeks before voting in mid-October.