Electricity, Water and Utilities

Electricity, Water and Utilities

LAUNCH: ETU Combined Power Industry EBA Campaign

Bruce Fan - Monday, June 29, 2020

The ETU is launching our Combined Power Industry EBA campaign – bringing together thousands of members from five electricity companies.
 
The aim is to speak with a powerful united voice on industry-wide issues – like job security, privatisation, funding cuts, safety and the pandemic.
 
I am asking you to join in this very important campaign:

A united industry-wide campaign will strengthen the position of members at each company: including Ausgrid, Endeavor Energy, Essential Energy, Transgrid and Evoenergy.
 
Our campaign is guided by a Steering Committee of senior ETU delegates from each company, working with ETU officials.
 
Most importantly, we are working together to demand job security across the industry.
 
5,000 jobs have been cut over five years and, at some companies, further redundancies are also planned.
 
The ETU warned these cuts went far too deep. Sadly, recent blackouts, bushfires and extreme weather events have proved our point.
 
Enough is enough! Will you add your voice to our campaign against forced redundancies?
 
Please take 2 min to fill this important EBA survey with your feedback:



Ausgrid

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZHFXSFL

 

Essential Energy

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5HXNTRR

 

Transgrid

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8L533T

 

Endeavour

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9L7TX5

 

Evoenergy

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYTN8ZP

 

We’ll get back to you with more about our Combined Power Industry EBA campaign – and what it means for you and your workmates.
  
For more information, contact your ETU organiser.




ETU OFFICES OPEN: WE’RE COVID SAFE

Peter Moss - Tuesday, June 16, 2020

ETU OFFICES OPEN: WE’RE COVID SAFE

ETU offices in Sydney, Canberra and Newcastle are open and operating safely under strict COVID-19 guidelines.

Members can visit the union’s offices but are encouraged to contact the ETU by phone or email wherever possible: (02) 9267 4844 etunsw@etunsw.com.au

Icon Water EBA Vote ‘NO’: Don’t roll over for a rollover

Peter Moss - Tuesday, June 09, 2020

The ETU recommends members vote ‘NO’ to the sub-standard EBA document put out by Icon Water.

The company’s document offers wage increases below CPI and below those paid by the ACT Government.

 Management claims it wants to settle the EBA to give employees ‘certainty’ -- yet the company has introduced a higher level of uncertainty by rejecting a ‘status’ quo’ clause.

 Icon Water is proposing a two-year agreement. Workers need the certainty of a three-year EBA.

 A strong ‘NO’ vote will send a strong message to management. Union negotiators can then return to the bargaining table and push hard for an improved outcome.

 

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me atmatt.mccann@etunsw.com.au or on 0416236646

 

In unity

Matt McCann

ETU organiser