Earlier this week, the ASU wrote to CEO Rebecca McKenzie requesting that the provisions of the Enterprise Agreement (EA) from last year be applied to employees without further delay.
As you may be aware, the employer and the unions lodged this EA last year with supporting documentation being signed-off in October of 2018 and subsequently being lodged in the Fair Work Commission (FWC) for approval.
The approval process in the FWC is becoming increasingly complex and lengthy as they are legally required to test each provision of the EA against the National Employment Standards (NES) and the Award so that the ‘Better Off Overall Test’ (BOOT) is complied with which can significantly delay the approval of an EA.
Given that it has been a number of months since the EA was lodged in the FWC, and with staff growing increasingly frustrated as time drags on, the ASU has requested that the CEO apply the EA to employees as per the following:
- that the wage increase be paid to employees effective from July 2018;
- that back-pay be paid to employees (including adjustments for superannuation, allowances, overtime worked since July, 2018, etc.);
- that the EA is to be applied to employees (as if it were approved by the FWC).
The ASU believes that employees shouldn’t be disadvantaged any longer and that the good faith shown by employees, in overwhelmingly supporting the proposed EA with 93.4% voting in-favour of the EA, should be repaid by the City of Glen Eira.
ASU Delegates at the City of Glen Eira are:
- John Celantano (Caulfield Park)
- Gisela Ness (Home & Community Care)
- Kathryn Chapman (Caulfield Park)
- Sheree Martin (Moorabbin Depot)
- Sean Aberle (Caulfield Park)
- Edwina Kay (Home & Community Care)
- Michael Feaver (Caulfield Park)
For further information please contact one of your local ASU Delegates or
ASU Organiser David Nunns | 0418 856 495 | email@example.com