ASU members are advised that EA negotiations commenced with the City Of Port Phillip on Thursday 9 May.
The meeting focussed on two key agenda items:
Firstly, the ASU, other unions and council commenced working through a draft consolidated agreement document. The draft incorporates the current enterprise agreement and Part B (Victorian Local Authorities Award 2001) together as one document for simplicity, and as part of a commitment made between the parties during last negotiations. Council have also added references to the Local Government Industry Award 2010 – the relevant Modern Award for your workplace. Although the consolidation process is time consuming, your bargaining team is reviewing this all with a fine tooth comb to ensure there are no unintended reductions in current conditions.
Secondly, council also provided the ASU and delegates with their log of claims. The ASU has sought clarity and further details on most items. As it stands with the information we have, it appears that council have intentions on reducing/weakening a number of conditions that will affect some staff. A number of other items overlap with ASU members’ claims. Once we have further clarification on the claims we will advise members of the full detail.
Meetings are scheduled fortnightly going forward, with next scheduled for Thursday 23 May. Please remember in the meanwhile, your existing EA continues in operation.
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