AV & AEAV COMMENCE BARGAINING
As per the provision outlined in the current Certified Agreement for Ambulance Victoria staff, bargaining for your next enterprise agreement is due to commence 12 months prior to the expiry of the current agreement.
The first meeting of the bargaining parties was held on Tuesday 7 February. This meeting was convened to establish protocols for the next 12 months of discussions, work through a schedule of meetings and to seek agreement on the best way to break up the content of discussions which is significant.
Meetings have been set between the parties to occur twice a week for the rest of the year with an assessment being made as we work through the content to be discussed if this will suffice.
Your UWU/AEAV Log of Claims is currently being finalised and endorsed by the AEAV Leaders group and will be provided to members in due course.
There are some ambitious claims which will require the support of members to negotiate an outcome on. The AEAV Leaders group has been guided by the principle of no worker left behind when formulating this Log of Claims, ensuring all corners of the organisation have a voice and get their claims discussed during this bargaining process.
Watch this space for further updates on the progress of negotiations and for your copy of the claims we will be fighting for.