Members to commit to next steps in industrial action - Public Sector Update #21

14 February 2020

Last week, ANMF recommenced negotiations regarding your Enterprise Agreement with Government negotiators who stated that their position remains unchanged since members overwhelmingly rejected their offer last year.

They restated their commitment to pursuing their three claims of:

  • Reduction of night shift from 10 to 9.5 hours; and
  • Capping of staffing levels; and
  • Removal of ‘no forced redundancies’ provisions.
They also indicated that any wages offer would be contingent on your acceptance of these measures.

At the meeting ANMF representatives reiterated members’ rejection of proposals to cut the duration of night shift and reaffirmed your claims regarding staffing levels and job security. 

Later this month we will be re-engaging with members commencing with major worksites about the direction of the campaign and EB negotiations. Please make sure you keep a look out for bulletins and email updates to know when we will be coming to your site.

In the interim, if you have not responded to the survey to make your commitment to be actively involved in the campaign you still can. Join the thousands of your colleagues who have visited the survey to make their commitment. Your input is invaluable in deciding future action and we will be discussing the information from the survey with you in the upcoming visits to your sites.

Take the survey now.

We will continue to keep you updated as the negotiations progress.