Thanks for all the input!
In 2014 we will be negotiating a new Enterprise Agreement and our bargaining agenda discussion paper elicited a big reaction!
Comment from dozens of sub-branches provided widespread support for key themes in the paper as well as advancing additional ideas. The office drew on the feedback to produce a draft enterprise bargaining claim and it was discussed at Council on the 23rd of November. It was subsequently endorsed by Executive.
What happens next?
It will still only be a draft claim so there will be lots of time and opportunity for members, through our sub-branches, to propose changes. If you haven’t provided input yet or you want something changed, now's the time to get active.
Our final claim will be to put to Branch Council for endorsement in March 2014. Then we will go into negotiations with the employer from April.