Yesterday, the ETU and other unions held a joint meeting of delegates at the Liverpool Catholic Club, Hoxton Park, to prepare for the new round of EBA negotiations which will begin next Thursday, 14 September 2017. An industry-wide campaign will strengthen the position of members in each company: including Ausgrid, Endeavor Energy, Essential Energy, Transgrid and Evoenergy. Our campaign is led by a steering committee of senior ETU representatives from each company working with ETU officials. The most important thing is that we work together to demand job security across the sector. 5,000 jobs have been cut in five years and further redundancies are planned for some companies. The ETU warned that these reductions were far too deep. Unfortunately, recent power outages, bushfires and extreme weather events have been our point of view. That`s enough! Will you add your vote to our campaign against forced layoffs? Please take 2 minutes to complete this important EBA survey with your feedback: We will discuss the new claims with the company`s new negotiating team at next week`s meeting. If you would like to discuss these demands, speak to your local delegate who attended yesterday`s delegate meeting. Applications will be distributed after our meeting next week. Visit us on Thursday, November 16 at 11.30am – Belmore Park, Sydney (near Central Station). Following yesterday`s communication on un conceded electrical work, the definition of “electric wiring” is defined in the Home Building Act of 1989 and the Electricity Act (Consumer Safety) 2004.
Meet Tara Koot, ETU`s head of learning, and meet like-minded electric apprentices. This litigation began in May of last year and was the subject of a series of meetings with the company, fair Work Commission Conciliation Conferences, Fair Work Commission Arbitration Hearing (where the decision was taken against Nick – ETU) and an appeal by the Fair Labour Commission before a full bench of 3… Nick and the ETU team were successful. This is a great asset and a precedent for the ETU`s action. For all members who have changed their work schedules/weeks, you can check your LSL authorization. This can be done by desuring LSL hours on your payroll by your normal working hours per week. This identifies your registered LSL claim in “weeks.” Then determine your actual LSL application in “weeks” of EBA Section 15 and make sure they are the same (if you have taken a long service, be sure to deduct this amount). Visit us on Thursday, June 14 for pizzas and beers and talk to us about the topics of electric apprentices in the workplace. For work performed by Endeavour, this means that the removal of neutral from a consumer committee must be carried out by a licensed electrician to perform a polarity test. The ETU assured Endeavour Energy members a significant profit on long service leave collections and payment, after ETU member Nick McWhirter (Snr) took the stand against Endeavour Energy with the union`s support. The issue concerned the requirements of Long Service Leave and the limits within which employees change their working hours – that is, in Nick`s case, from 36 hours/wk to 40 hours/wk.
Remember that your safety is all about you, your family and your co-workers… Don`T cut… It`s not worth it! In short, in the complaint, we were able to demonstrate an error in the Board`s arbitration decision regarding the interpretation of the long-term leave provisions in the EBA. The Electricity Safety Act 2004 and the Consumer Safety Regulations 2006 provide that “electric wiring work” and “electrical installation work” that are not part of the distribution network must be carried out by a licensed electrician and that safety and compliance checks must be carried out in the form of a CCEW (Certificate Compliance Electrical Work).