The ASU has been contacted by City of Melbourne management to resume the process of negotiating enterprise agreements and request dates and schedules for future meetings. The ASU office and delegates will update members as soon as we see some progress in this next round of negotiations. ANMF and other unions are also in dispute with Melbourne City Council after the council rejected its wage offer, agreed in principle by the unions in March 2020. The City Council has withdrawn an offer to increase its salary by 6.25% over three years and is now proposing a 3% increase in increments of 1.5% in 2022 and 2023. ANMF members have not received a pay increase since July 1, 2018 and the Council`s revised wage offer means a three-year wage freeze. ANMF and other unions agreed to postpone enterprise negotiations with the regional council for 12 months, but Ararat employees received 1.5% in the first pay period after 1 July. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. The ASU welcomed the CEO`s message, which acknowledged the high turnout of members who voted against the proposed agreement. He also acknowledged the serious concerns about the two-tiered compensation system and the vagueness surrounding the proposed redundancy. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the “New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. ANMF and other unions are considering proposing a rollover agreement from the Greater Shepparton City Council. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply.
However, after extensive negotiations, two EBA failures and a Fair Work Commission wage dispute against Hobsons Bay City Council, ANMF and other unions proposed an increase of at least $28 per week for a short-term enterprise agreement. After successfully negotiating with several local employers to withdraw their proposals to freeze wage agreements, negotiations began with the Moira Shire Council and the Banyule City Council. City of Yarra employees voted to adopt a rollover contract until July 21, 2021, with a salary increase of 1.25% or $25 per week, depending on the highest value, from the first pay period on September 1, 2020. Casey City Council is aiming for a 12-month extension of the current agreement, with a 1% increase in salaries. An enterprise agreement is put into circulation for a vote – unions recommend that members vote against the agreement. The City of Melbourne has just submitted some proposals regarding the salary increases, the fees and the duration of the agreement. Look at the proposal here. Wyndham City Council, which employs 40.3 EFT nurses, initially sought to put a wage freeze, but under pressure from unions, the council agreed to withdraw the proposal and will pay the 2.1 per cent increase in July 2020, as stipulated in the current business agreement.