Members would be aware that the ASU has been meeting with Zinfra to negotiate a new agreement.
After several meetings, the parties have worked their way through the claim document and it’s fair to say that reasonable progress has been made.
Broadly speaking there seems to be an attitude of not seeking to diminish any existing conditions and management have appeared open to many of the increased conditions being sought by the ASU.
We have in-principle agreement around a new classification structure based on the Electrical Power Industry Award that will hopefully see clearer career pathways for members, but we are yet to get to a population of the classification structure with job titles etc.
Management is seeking further guidance from their steering committee in relation to the claims and we look forward to furthering discussions at our next meeting.
We will report back to members once we have a more substantive response to the whole claim.
For further information please contact:
ASU Organiser Jonathan Smallbone | firstname.lastname@example.org