As you may be aware voting for your new Enterprise Agreement closed on Wednesday.

Unfortunately, by the slimmest of margins, the proposed new Agreement was voted up.

Results: Eligible voters 989
YES votes 481 (56%)
NO votes 383 (44%)

The ASU is disappointed that members are now locked into a 4-year agreement that doesn’t contain a robust Disputes Clause or updated classification and remuneration schedule.

The fact that the company put the agreement out to a vote without bargaining being finalised, especially in relation to those 2 main issues, is utterly disgraceful.

The Company believes that the outcome of the vote was a great result. The ASU disagrees!

In fact, TasNetworks should be really disappointed with the result. At the start of bargaining, the Company stated it wanted an agreement which the majority of staff were in favour of; they didn’t want the agreement to just get over the line. The results speak for themselves with only 56% of those who voted being in favour of the agreement.

Further, the ASU is highly concerned by management’s comments in relation to forming the consultative committee as soon as possible to discuss “changes to the way we work due to the Covid-19 crisis”. The ASU intends to keep TasNetworks fully accountable in relation to their consultation and industrial responsibilities.

If you, or any of your work colleagues, have any concerns in relation to stand-downs, job losses, changes to hours of work, etc., please do not hesitate to contact the ASU as soon as possible.

Now is the time to organise and stay stronger together, please encourage your work colleagues to also join YOUR Union, the ASU.

For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Karen Tantari | 0472 512 484 | ktantari@asuvictas.com.au

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