Ausgrid EBA Campaign

Ausgrid EBA Campaign

Protected Industrial Action: Thursday 15 July

Bruce Fan - Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Dear Ausgrid member

One-hour stoppage 7.30-8.30 am Thursday 15 July

On Thursday 15 July, members of the ETU employed by Ausgrid will engage in the following Protected Industrial Action: a one-hour stoppage from 7.30–8.30 am.

You and all ETU members should take this Protected Industrial Action to advance your claims for a fair enterprise agreement.

Site Leads safety commitment

The ETU has given Ausgrid the following safety commitment which was previously distributed to members relating to Site Leads and Protected Industrial Action:

The CEPU provides the following safety commitment for ‘An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic partial work bans on performing Site Lead roles’: Employees who are required to perform Site Lead roles, will comply with a written direction from the employer to perform these functions where unplanned live work is required and, if not performed imminently, would create a serious and imminent risk to human life. 

Please note: the safety commitment applies ONLY to emergency and unplanned work that if not performed imminently would create a serious and imminent risk to human life. It does NOT apply to planned work.

PIA on timesheets

As requested by Ausgrid you are required to fill in your timesheets entering the one-hour stoppage as PIA or Protected Industrial Action.

Apprentices industrial rights

Apprentices directly employed by Ausgrid who are members of the ETU are entitled to take Protected Industrial Action under the Fair Work Act 2009 including the one-hour stoppage between 7.30-8.30 am on Thursday 15 July.

Regardless of any contrary comments from Ausgrid management, apprentices who are members of the ETU are able to take protected industrial action.

For more information, please contact your ETU delegate or organiser.

Darran Miller & Stuart Elliott

ETU organisers

Protected Industrial Actions commencing today Thursday 8 July

Bruce Fan - Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Dear ETU Ausgrid member,

Commencing today Thursday 8 July at 1 am, the application of the following Protected Industrial Actions will be initiated.

In addition, the Protected Industrial Actions initiated Friday 2 July remain in place and are ongoing.

Please do not take any action except those listed below. This will ensure that you take protected legal industrial action.


 Protected Industrial Actions commencing 8 July

 An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on performing work on the Advanced Distribution Management System.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic partial work bans on performing Site Lead roles.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on using carding to notify customers of planned outages.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on the commencement of shift start times outside the nominal shift start times of 0600, 1400 and 2200 hours.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on the performance of work outside of the employee’s usual start/finish location.

(PLEASE NOTE: THE ACTION IMMEDIATELY ABOVE DOES NOT APPLY TO -- System operators, area operators and Despatch, Call Centre Staff, District Operators (DOPs), Emergency Services Officers (EMSOs), Rescue Service Officers / Coordinators, and Operational Depot Supervisors (ODS’s), and Field Staff that are normally rostered on the on call roster.)

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on taking home Ausgrid keys at the finish of a shift.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on starting and finishing work at job sites.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on working secondments.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on acting up in higher positions.

 An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on performing work beyond an employee’s recognised competencies, that do not sit in an employee’s Career, Capabilities, Remuneration band/level.

An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on the performance of planned work on any job where there is not a current job pack and risk assessment for the job.

 An unlimited number of indefinite or periodic bans on operating elevated work platforms (EWPs) without wind speed monitoring equipment which is operational and capable of monitoring whether EWPs are able to be operated safely and in compliance with the manufacturer’s standards and safety.

 Protected Industrial Actions that remain in place and ongoing

 Changes to the Performance of Work

Returning to the employee’s depot for lunch breaks.

Returning to the employee’s depot to use the toilet.

 Prior to leaving the depot, employees will complete inspections of any plant, machinery, cranes, borers and elevated work platforms to be used, to ensure that such equipment is functioning, operating and fit for purpose.

 Distribute Union & Industrial Campaign-Related Material

 Attaching CEPU enterprise agreement campaign-related material to outgoing mail and/or emails and adding CEPU enterprise agreement campaign-related material to Ausgrid materials and displays.

Speaking to members of the public during work related telephone calls about the industrial action and the CEPU’s enterprise agreement campaign for a new enterprise agreement.

 Distributing CEPU enterprise agreement campaign-related material to members of the public whilst performing work, including but not limited to t-shirts, badges, written communications and stickers.

 Providing information, in any form, concerning the views of employees about industrial action and the CEPU’s enterprise agreement campaign for a new enterprise agreement to members of the community including to members of the media.

Please let your ETU delegate or organiser know if you need further information.

Proud to be union

Darran Miller 0447 784 572 & Stuart Elliott 0458 911 414

ETU organisers

Protected Industrial Actions commencing today Friday 2 July

Peter Moss - Thursday, July 01, 2021

Dear ETU Ausgrid member,

 

Commencing today Friday 2 July, the application of the following Protected Actions will be initiated.

Please do not take any action except those listed below. This will ensure that you take protected legal industrial action.

Industrial campaign material will be distributed over the coming days and throughout the campaign.

 

Changes to the Performance of Work

 

  • Returning to the employee’s depot for lunch breaks.
  • Returning to the employee’s depot to use the toilet.
  • Prior to leaving the depot, employees will complete inspections of any plant, machinery, cranes, borers and elevated work platforms to be used, to ensure that such equipment is functioning, operating and fit for purpose. 

Distribute Union & Industrial Campaign-Related Material

 

  • Attaching CEPU enterprise agreement campaign-related material to outgoing mail and/or emails and adding CEPU enterprise agreement campaign-related material to Ausgrid materials and displays.
  • Speaking to members of the public during work related telephone calls about the industrial action and the CEPU’s enterprise agreement campaign for a new enterprise agreement.
  • Distributing CEPU enterprise agreement campaign-related material to members of the public whilst performing work, including but not limited to t-shirts, badges, written communications and stickers.
  • Providing information, in any form, concerning the views of employees about industrial action and the CEPU’s enterprise agreement campaign for a new enterprise agreement to members of the community including to members of the media.

 

Please let your ETU delegate or organiser know if you need further information.

 

Proud to be union

 

ETU organisers Darran Miller 0447 784 572 & Stuart Elliott 0458 911 414