All ETU members should take the following one-hour stoppage:
One-hour stoppage from 8-9 am Friday 10 September (Safety Commitment applies, see below)
Please note, this is a legally Protected stoppage, not a ban. You will be docked up to one hour’s pay, you will not be docked for the full day.
PAB: your vote matters
If you have not voted in the current Protected Action Ballot, please do so immediately.
We need the strongest possible voter turnout voting YES to all questions. This will send a powerful message to Ausgrid management that workers are united and determined to achieve a fair EBA.
If you need technical assistance voting, please contact the Australian Election Company on 1800 224 420.
The ETU sent your ETU membership number, which you need to vote, to your phone on Monday 6 September. If you did not get that message, call the union office (02) 9267 4844 and ask for your membership number.
If you have voted, please encourage your workmates to do the same.
Sign & share EBA campaign petition
Help build our campaign for a fair EBA by signing and sharing the petition which goes directly to the industry super funds that majority-own Ausgrid.
This is an action that supporters, friends and family are encouraged to take – so please share the link widely:
Updating contact details
The ETU needs the current contact details for every Ausgrid member so we can deliver critical communications during this EBA campaign.
Please ensure the union has your own current phone and email details. If you have workmates who are not receiving ETU communications, please urge them to immediately update their details.
You can update details by calling the union office (02) 9267 4844, emailing email@example.com, or contacting your ETU delegate or organiser.
Today is RUOK? Day – a good time to ask colleagues a simple question that can start an important conversation: Are you OK?
Read more: https://www.ruok.org.au/
For further information, please contact your ETU delegate or organiser.
Proud to be union
Darran Miller & Stuart Elliott
Here is the applicable Safety Commitment:
As a commitment to safety, during any stoppage of work:
1. the System Operators, Area Operators and Despatch rostered on in accordance with the usual roster will perform work as usual; and
2. the Call Centre Staff, District Operators (DOPs), Emergency Services Officers (EMSOs), Rescue Service Officers / Coordinators, and Operational Depot Supervisors (ODS’s), rostered on in accordance with the usual roster who are taking protected action, and those Field Staff that are normally rostered on the on-call roster who are taking protected action, will:
(i) remain at the place where they usually commence work;
(ii) be ready, willing and able to perform unplanned work that, if not performed imminently, would create a serious and imminent threat to human life; and
a) in circumstances where such work is required for a hospital, nursing home, essential telecommunication hub, police station, SES depot, fire station, ambulance station, utility stations/plants for water and/or sewerage, traffic lights and/or life support customers, will comply with a written direction from the employer to perform such work to the extent required to restore power and avert the serious and imminent threat to human life; and
b) in all other circumstances where such work is required, will comply with a written direction from the employer to perform such work to the extent necessary to avert the serious and imminent threat to human life (which may or may not include restoring power).