Public Works: Have your say!

Posted March 8, 2012 by Vivienne Doogan

One of the great things about being a Together union member is that every three years you get to have a say about your working conditions.

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 to negotiate our collective agreement that governs your wages and conditions for the next 3 years.

This year most business units of Public Works will be undertaking these collective bargaining negotiations.

The current agreements and their expiry dates this year are:

State Government Departments' Certified Agreement 2009 | 31 July 2012
CITEC Certified Agreement 2009 | 30 September 2012     
Go Print Certified Agreement 2009 | 31 July 2012     
Project Services Certified Agreement 2009 | 31 July 2012     
Q Build Field Staff Certified Agreement 2008 (under negotiation) | 30 June 2011     
Q Build Office Staff Certified Agreement 2009 | 30 September 2012     
Q Fleet Certified Agreement |31 July 2012     
SDS Certified Agreement | 31 July 2012    

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 have compiled these summaries based on your feedback from previous emails and phone surveys. These are the claims or issues that are likely to affect everyone across government - however we know that there will also be issues that are more specific to your occupation or business unit- add those to the general comments section.

We will also have some further surveys after this one for particular areas of Public Works.

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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