Great news, your new EBA has been voted up by the majority of employees.
Well done to everyone that took the time to vote. Your EBA has been accepted by the majority of staff with approximately an 85% yes vote. The process will now begin to have it certified in the Commission to ensure that everyone gets paid the higher rates and new benefits as soon as possible.
What happens next?
The ASU will now work closely with the company to get the EBA lodged in the Fair Work Commission so it can get certified as quickly as possible. Once the Agreement is certified you will receive your back pay and the pay increases.
The ASU will be talking with the company about the timing of the back pay, it is our expectation that it be paid in the first pay after the EBA is certified in the Commission. We will keep you updated on the progress of each stage.
A good outcome.
This outcome was achieved because the ASU held out for the best possible deal that we could achieve under the circumstances. This new EBA has clawed back many conditions because we held our ground. We ensured that the claims that we put forward were extensively addressed. This EBA outcome has levelled the playing field and delivered substantial building blocks that can be expanded on in future negotiations.
Must ensure EBA is fully applied.
Whilst the EBA contains many improved provisions it is up to us to make sure that it is adhered to and applied properly in its entirety. Just because negotiations are over does not mean that there’s still not plenty to be done.
Strength in numbers.
Join online at www.asuvic.org or complete a form and return it to one of your ASU delegates.We are strongest when people are in the union. If you’re not a member then it really is time to get on board and join the ASU.
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