Indira Naidoo says she is putting her hand with “wage fairness” to be her top priority, according toTHe Australian newspaper. In an email to staff she says, “Many staff simply can’t afford to live on an ABC wage anymore. Fighting for you for wage fairness will be my priority.”
She also took aim that the proposed move from Ultimo to Parramatta saying that “…I am very concerned by some of ABC management’s recent decisions including to relocate some of its radio and TV divisions from its Sydney Ultimo headquarters to a not-fit-for-purpose office block in Parramatta.
“It will cause untold chaos to program production, put acute daily commuting pressures on staff and interview guests and damage the quality of program-making. Not to mention the phenomenal cost of the relocation at a time when staff have been denied a fair and timely wage increase and EA negotiations drag on interminably.”
Laura Tingle, has also nominated for the board position, along with other candidates that include news presenter Dan Bourchier, reporters Daniel Ziffer and Peter Ryan, and Four Corners reporters Paul Farrell and Stephen Long.
Jane Connors, the current staff elected representative, will conclude her five-year term in April.
Story courtesy of radioinfo