|Unions wrote to ESTA requesting that the MOU be further extended.
Your Delegates expressed concern particularly over the operational consequence that will result if the mentor allowance and overtime rates are reduced back to the current EBA rates.
ESTA have confirmed the following:
ESTA will not be extending any of the current financial provisions beyond 30 September 2023. We are unable to support the continuation of the items specifically requested, including:
Item B (8) – Mentor allowance (as varied subsequent agreement to $9 per hour).
Item C (2) – all OT at double time; and
Item C (3) – hard to fill overtime allowance
This means that as of 1 October 2023:
EBA Negotiations are in progress and now more than ever members need to remember there is STRENGTH IN UNITY!