Your ASU Delegate Andrea and ASU Organiser Lorraine met with representatives of Ventia just prior to the recent lockdown to progress discussions regarding the negotiations. As you are aware the ASU has written to Ventia multiple times to progress this.
At the meeting, Ventia put forward, without prejudice, a 12-month rollover agreement with a pay rise. This means that the EBA as it stands will continue to apply with no changes and staff will receive a wage increase.
Unfortunately, they did not advise what that pay increase would be and we are waiting on this information to be provided.
We had planned a meeting to go through the pros and cons of this with members however because of the lockdown have not been able to. We have put in a request for a meeting on Tuesday 16 June however Ventia has informed us that inter workgroup meetings are still not occurring due to Covid. We are currently trying to work on a workaround for this. Stay tuned.
We are only as strong as our members, start talking to your colleagues about getting on board with the ASU, It’s easy for anyone to join online at http://www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio | 0400 986 745 | firstname.lastname@example.org