ASU officials met with Startrack Express managers on June 2 2017 in Melbourne to discuss commencing negotiations for a new EBA. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes soon.
What is the first step?
Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR)
The Fair Work Act requires Startrack to provide all employees who are to be covered by, or, proposed to be covered by your EBA with a letter outlining your rights. We expect Startrack to send out the letter within the next few days.
Negotiators of EBAs are called “bargaining representatives”.
Members of the ASU do not have to do anything about the appointment of a bargaining representative – the ASU is automatically your bargaining representative and the ASU Negotiating Team will be made up of ASU delegates and officials who will conduct the negotiations for ASU members.
You do not need to do anything; the NERR is a legal procedural notice advising people of their rights.
EBA Negotiations and you input
The ASU will most definitely ensure that all members get the opportunity to have a say in the issues that are important to you.
As we have always done in the past we will provide all members with a survey to complete and return to us. This will be issued very soon.
Once surveys are returned and the results collated the ASU will hold members meetings and give you the opportunity to vote on any claims that we serve on the company before we formally serve them.
Initial EBA Meeting
The first EBA meeting is scheduled for 14th June in Melbourne. There are also further meetings planned for the 23rd and 30th June in Melbourne.
The ASU is hoping to complete this negotiation as effectively and efficiently as possible. Members can assist the process by supporting each other, talking to their ASU union officials and making sure that non-members are encouraged to join the ASU.
If you’re not a member of the ASU, you can join online now at our secure form: www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
For more information, please get in touch with your workplace Delegates Sonja Griffin and Rob Andrew or ASU Organiser Kristy McNicol on 0404 167 884.