Some of you may be aware that your Enterprise Agreement (EA) expires on 21 August 2021.
It is important to note that the current Agreement includes a 1.5% pay increase from September 2021. Council has written to the ASU flagging 2 possible options (below), we seek member feedback regarding your preferred option.
Option 1- Extend the term of the current EA by a further 12 months and “Consolidate” the EA.
Your current EA has a Part A and Part B, consolidation looks at merging the two parts together. This means that you don’t need to look at multiple sections of the EA to work out your entitlements. Once consolidated the document is much more user friendly. It is not an exercise of improving or reducing your entitlements, your conditions remain as is.
It is an extensive piece of work. It takes time to ensure that all conditions are merged correctly, hence why we do this outside of the negotiations.
If we choose to proceed with this option, your new consolidated document will be used for the next bargaining round in 12 months. Your current EA will remain in force however so there is no change in conditions until we commence negotiations.
Option 2- Renegotiation of the EA
Renegotiating your EA means we go through the bargaining process of submitting a log of claims and negotiate to improve the wages and conditions.
Your current EA is the document which this occurs from. Once the EA is certified then we would work on consolidating the EA ready for the next round of bargaining. This could be following 2, 3 or 4 years depending on where we land on the length of the EA in the negotiations.
We have created a short survey below for you to provide your preference. It’s important you have a voice in this process, we will be directed by our membership.
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For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Lorraine Di Pietrantonio | firstname.lastname@example.org