Thursday, 27 June 2019

Mercer Enterprise Bargaining in 2019 – next steps

Mercer Enterprise Bargaining in 2019 – June 2019 (PDF version)

At the Town Hall Meeting held at Mercer on 25 June 2019, you heard from both Mercer and CPSU NSW representatives about the Interest Based Bargaining Approach.

At the meeting it was noted that

“Negotiations will be facilitated by the Fair Work Commission under the New Approaches Program using an interest-based approach. This means that the parties will identify their respective needs and concerns (interests) and generate a range of options to meet these interests before finalising the terms of the new enterprise agreement. This is different from the traditional approach of debating the parties’ respective logs of claims in an adversarial way.”

The first Enterprise Bargaining meeting facilitated by the Fair Work Commission Deputy President John Kovacic will be held on the 15 July 2019 at Mercer Wollongong.

Your union will be holding members’ meetings in the lead up to the commencement of negotiations to engage with and identify the interests of members.

The following meetings have been booked to start the process:

Meeting 1

Date: Monday 1 July 2019

Time: 12:00pm to 1:00pm (We will be available until 1:30pm if you have a later lunch)

Room: Port Kembla Room

If staff who are eligible to be members of the CPSU NSW and you are interested in joining and want to know more about the CPSU we encourage you to attend.

Meeting 2

Date: Tuesday 9 July 2019

Time: 12:00 to 1:00pm (We will be available until 1:30pm if you have a later lunch)

Room: Towradgi Room

Ongoing communication and engagement

During the negotiations your union will update you on the progress of the negotiations and also set up on going engagement through meetings and the use of relevant technology platforms to canvass your views.

Your CPSU Bargaining Team

Bart McKenzie –CPSU NSW/PSA Bargaining Team

Shane Elliott – CPSU NSW/PSA Bargaining Team

Michael Arney – CPSU NSW Bargaining Representative

Kylie Bell – CPSU NSW Bargaining Representative

Paul Livingston – CPSU NSW Bargaining Representative

What can you do?

Give a copy of this bulletin to your colleagues.

Print this bulletin and put it up on your notice board.

Ask a colleague to join the CPSU

Get involved as your Area Contact

Not a member join online –