Communities: Have your say!

Posted March 8, 2012 by Vivienne Doogan

How have things been going in your workplace? Flat-out? Training? Accrued time working well?

Every 3 years we ask these questions across every government agency in order to check-in on what the key issues are. In Communities, we also have some specific parts of the current agreement that apply to your area and new initiatives we need to consider as this year we negotiate the collective agreement that governs your wages and conditions for the next 3 years.

Your current collective agreement or 'EB' expires on the 31st of July this year.

Here are some of the things that many members have been talking about as the key issues for these negotiations:
http://www.together.org.au/together-bargaining/points-of-concern/

You can have your say on these ideas and add some more by filling in this survey:
http://www.together.org.au/together-bargaining/together-bargaining-survey-2012/

Have a look at the summaries before doing the survey as it will give you a better idea of what the questions mean.

We know there will also be many issues that are more specific to your occupation, or division - things like the child safety workload management process, the Growing Stronger reforms in Disability Services, or issues related to the proposed National Disability Insurance Scheme that we might need to consider around employment security or other issues - add those to the general comments section.

We will also have further surveys that focus on more Communities-specific issues after this first one. This survey is designed specifically to look at things that might affect every worker across government. When reading the workload claims suggestions and other sections keep that in mind.

We'll be sending more emails about the upcoming bargaining process over the following weeks - please fill in your surveys before Wednesday the 21st of March.

Happy International Womens Day!

PS: Remember if you know a colleague who isn't yet a union member and they want to have their say - they can join you as a union member here: www.together.org.au/join. Only members get to have a say!

 


Authorised Alex Scott, Secretary, Together.
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