Your Union held a telephone conference with your Union Delegates on Monday the 30th October to discuss the latest offer by Essential Energy Management for the renewal of your current Enterprise Agreement.
Members will be aware that your current Enterprise Agreement expires on the 30th June 2018. Essential Energy would like to renegotiate this Enterprise Agreement, and have a new Enterprise Agreement in place from the 1st January 2018. Management have written to the Union outlining their offer.
Your Union would like our members to inform us of your views on Essential Energy’s offer and further advise us if you accept the offer being made by Essential Energy. Have your say here!
As outlined in our notice to members (Second Offer 27th October) the Union indicated that we would like to change a couple of clauses, those being;
Consultation – to consolidate a position regarding consultation post the determination
Contract Labour – to consolidate a position regarding the use of contract labour in order to protect full time jobs
IFA’s – to consolidate a position regarding the use of individual Flexibility Arrangements based on Essential Energy’s position and feedback from members regarding this issue.
Additionally we would like to discuss Position Description re-evaluations, because members have advised us that as a result of redundancies there have been increases in workloads and responsibilities on our members with little or no rewards.
These Union issues will be raised with Essential Management during the cause of these negotiations for your 2018 Enterprise Agreement.
What we need our members to do now:
Respond to our survey question below before close of business Wednesday 8th November 2017.
Essential Energy Proposed Offer for your 2018 Enterprise Agreement.
1. Rollover current employment conditions, except for a small change to the IFA Clause (Individual Flexibility Clause)
2. Minimum wage increase 2%, Maximum 2.5%
3. Broken down as follows;
• 1/1/2018 CPI increase, min 2%, Max 2.5%
• 1/7/2018 based on 6mths pro rata CPI, Min 1% Max 1.25%
• 1/7/2019 CPI increase Min 2% Max 2.5
• 1/7/2020 CPI increase Min 2% Max 2.5
• EA expires 30th June 2021
4. Allowance increase as above (except ESRA)
Before close of business Wednesday 8th November 2017.