Ausgrid Agreement 2018

Overall, this agreement leaves members in a situation where we have maintained higher salaries and conditions for other distributors across the country, while ensuring that any redundancies are kept to a minimum beyond the expiry of this agreement. Unions are calling for Ausgrid to include a termination of the pregnancy clause in the enterprise agreement to protect workers who face miscarriages or stillborns. The termination of the pregnancy clause should provide that paid parental leave applies to pregnancies that allow 12 weeks of pregnancy to pass. The clause should also take into account the application of compassionate leave to these situations. Ausgrid`s refusal to include a termination clause in the enterprise contract is morally repugnant and unacceptable. This EBA offers wage increases of 7.5%, which is close to what corresponds to other countries under friendly working governments. In addition to annual salary increases, the proposed agreement also provides for a one-time payment of $1,600 per employee, which represents an additional 1% to 2% based on the individual salary for the first year. The agreement will not block forced redundancies until June 2020 and will limit potential future redundancies beyond the expiry date of the agreement. There are changes to the agreement, such as the 14-day salary, sick leave without certificates and half-wage leave, the ETU has not supported these points and has never supported them, and your bargaining committee has fought to have them excluded from the final document, but Ausgrid`s management has refused to exclude them. Nevertheless, I think that the agreement is the best thing to do through the negotiation process and without a long industrial campaign.

Its negotiating team will now endeavour to finalize the exact and final text of all clauses, including the clauses relating to the RAC, which provides for a new meeting of delegates to approve the document and begin a formal vote, subject to a final agreement between the parties. On May 18, 2018, the AER published the approved Ausgrid 2018-19 award proposal. The AER and Ausgrid have developed a new binding commitment specifying how their network revenues and rates will be set between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019. The enforceable obligation continues to require Ausgrid to provide network services in accordance with the non-price-free conditions of its 2015-19 electricity distribution provision. A similar approach was adopted for the period from July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017 and from July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. Four years ago, we fought to ensure that the government would not be able to decimate the workforce to an unprecedented level and to eliminate long-term conditions such as the Super 15%. The agreement you are going to vote on is far from what has been under threat for a long time and, in fact, it is improving some of your current conditions. The resolution of 1 February on an agreement in principle does not exclude the continuation of negotiations on gender equality issues raised by the PSA/CPSU. Trade union organisations support PSA/CPSU`s claims and their dissolution in the enterprise agreement. Delays in escalating disputes were taken into account. This measure will, ideally, speed up the litigation process without unnecessary delay. However, the deadlines are extended by the agreement of the parties.

askausgrid@ausgrid.com.au and copy me in markb@etunsw.asn.au The AER`s approach to concluding new interim agreements by entering into new binding commitments with electricity distributors ACT and NSW was outlined in an open letter published on the AER website in March 2018. Ausgrid employees voted to accept the current offer as part of the 2018 Enterprise Agreement.