On Tuesday, 15 January 2019, ASU Acting Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre attended the first enterprise agreement (EA) negotiation meeting on behalf of ASU members at EPIC Assist in Tasmania. There were four representatives from the management team in QLD and NSW and two Employee Bargaining Representatives (EBRs) as well as our presence.  There are another five EBRs that were not present at this meeting for one reason or another.

This meeting lasted just 30 minutes and was designed as an opportunity to set expectations and ground rules for bargaining. We received an update on the business environment facing EPIC as well as a recap of benefits provided by the current EA.

The ASU and the EBRs have been asked to provide any feedback for these negotiations (such as a log of claims) to Carly in HR by no later than 29 January 2019.  The ASU, having conducted a survey and spoken to some members, are in a position to provide a draft log of claims to our members for their endorsement.

Please find attached the ASU draft log of claims incorporating feedback received from ASU members across Tasmania as well as matters important to the ASU for our members to benefit from.  Please take a moment to look through the draft and provide any feedback you would like directly to Aaron via email on adelatorre@asuvictas.com.au by no later than Tuesday next week, 22 January 2019.

If you need more information about particular claim items please don’t hesitate to ask Aaron to provide you with a run down.  When the final log of claims is tabled for management to respond to we will include basic reasoning and specific wording for incorporation into the EA.

As always, more members means better results for you in bargaining. Please have a conversation with a colleague about joining you in YOUR union.  An ASU membership form is included with this newsletter. Get any interested colleagues in touch with Aaron directly and he can discuss membership in more detail.

For further information please contact:
ASU Acting Tasmanian Coordinator Aaron De La Torre | 0427 813 821 | adelatorre@asuvictas.com.au

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