Queensland Rail (QR) workers who recently underwent a job redesign exercise with MISTAS (Manufacturing Industry Skills Training and Assessment Services), the AMWU’s Registered Training Organisation, have gained pay rises for a staggering 75% of their workforce, with improved career path opportunities for the remaining workers. This achievement is directly as a result of the MISTAS job redesign process.
“This is really a win-win opportunity” said Neil Zsoldos, MISTAS National Coordinator.
“The employee gets new skills, career pathways and greater job opportunities and the employer gets a more flexible workforce which can adapt to new situations, allowing them to compete with private companies and secure work contracts.”
MISTAS is an AMWU initiative set up to provide vocational training and job redesign services for and on behalf of AMWU members.
Achievements such as the QR experience demonstrate again how the AMWU is leading the push to make Australia a leading manufacturing country, through taking real action to provide career path progression and enterprise training plans.
If you would like more information about how MISTAS might be able to help members at your workplace, talk to your Organiser or contact MISTAS direct and speak to one of the Industry Advisors on (07) 3238 5500