ESTA – BARGAINING COMMENCED… WELL, SORT OF!
Bargaining meetings have commenced with ESTA and the other bargaining parties.
On Wednesday 22 February, it was agreed that the first agenda items are to finalise the Work Force Review (WFR) and the Classification Review. Both reviews are legacy items from the current EBA that have yet to be concluded.
UWU/AEAV delegates are working alongside officials in formulating a list of recommendations around staffing levels to complete the WFR. UWU/AEAV aims to have this review finalised by mid-March 2023.
Regarding the Classification review, the Terms of Reference have yet to be decided. However, the Union will be addressing issues around career progression, multiskilling, pay points, salary structure, years of service, and classification structure.
At this point, all issues are up for discussion and evidence is being collated to support the Union’s proposals and recommendations.
It is UWU’s position that if any changes to the classification structure occur, they would need to be reviewed and endorsed by our members before it becomes an agreed term of the next enterprise agreement.
In the meantime, we are asking any members who have had difficulties with multiskilling or access to career development to either email us at [email protected] or give Jules a call on 0422 682 622.
The next bargaining meeting will be on Wednesday 8 March 2023.