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Maxine Gay is the Secretary of the Retail sector of FIRST Union.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Bargaining in most of the major retail chains this year has been protracted and stressful for members according to FIRST Union Retail Sector Secretary Maxine Gay.
FIRST Union members in several Pak’nSave stores have had to stand firm to improve on nil pay offers and fight off determined efforts to reduce their conditions of employment.
Concerns over the high use of casual workers at Kmart have been addressed at collective bargaining through the introduction of a new role – that of a permanent part time flexi worker who has no fixed hours but is guaranteed no less than two five hour shifts per week.