The ASU held a member meeting last week to discuss management’s enterprise agreement proposal and the proposed transition to a new classification structure based around the modern Power Industry Award.
The wages offer remains the same, a quantum of 3.5% per annum backdated to 1 July 2021 or 10.5% over the life of the agreement. In addition, there will be a sign-on payment of $1000. A summary of the offer can be downloaded here.
The proposed translation has a number of flaws, including the use of single pay points for each classification grade. Other enterprise agreements like Citipower/Powercor and various Jemena Zinfra enterprise agreements use a range of pay points.
Of concern is that the nominated Ausnet pay points appear lower than the range currently paid. We identified some roles where this appears to be the case but need your assistance auditing Ausnet’s proposal. Ausnet have indicated there will be no red-circling pays, so whatever anyone currently earns translates across and members still get the quantum increases applied to their current pay, but this will be significant for members on FAR arrangements (in being better off in the future), anyone applying for a new role, and of course future employees.
You can download a Classification and Wages table here. If you cannot see your role we need to know. If the assigned pay point is lower than your existing one, we need to know.
For further information please contact
ASU Organiser Jonathan Smallbone |firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, we still have members reporting that they are not getting ASU information. The Ausnet mail service may be blocking our communications. If this occurred with you:
- Check your Spam folders
- Contact Ausnet IT and ask if their email server is blocking external emails.
- Contact ASU membership on 9342 3400 or email@example.com to check that your current contact details are correct
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