CPSU NSW update: Mercer CPSU NSW Enterprise Bargaining and Member Meeting

Your Mercer CPSU NSW Team met with Mercer on 28 November 2022 to discuss business updates, Aware Super and the commencement of enterprise bargaining for a replacement enterprise agreement.

Enterprise Agreement Negotiations

The current Mercer Administration Services Enterprise Agreement 2019 (EA) has a nominal expiration date of 31 March 2023. On 6 December 2022 members were issued with the Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR).

The CPSU NSW is the default bargaining representative of members – you do not have to nominate the CPSU NSW.

It is critical that members encourage other staff to join the CPSU NSW so they can have a greater, meaningful voice in negotiations.

Whilst the previous enterprise agreement process with Mercer commenced on an “interest-based” bargaining approach, Mercer has flagged an interest in a more traditional process typically experienced under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth).

The next meeting date to discuss the EA is on 22 December 2022 where the CPSU NSW will advise Mercer on how we wish to proceed in bargaining.

The CPSU NSW bargaining team will shortly compile our Log of Claims for presentation in negotiations.

Members will shortly receive a survey designed to gage the most important issues to you, so we can accurately and vigorously represent you in negotiations.


Your CPSU NSW Bargaining Team will host an all members meeting on Thursday 15 December at 12pm.

Please use this link to join the meeting:

Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 835 7485 3756

Passcode: 990841 

Join the CPSU NSW Team!

The CPSU NSW is seeking members to come on board as a workplace delegate to further advance the rights of employees.

If you are interested in being a delegate or would like more information about the role, you can email and put Delegate in the subject line, or call the CPSU NSW.

Industrial Officer

The CPSU NSW has a new Industrial Officer, Michael Cope. Michael encourages any member to reach out at any time about any workplace matter. Michael can be contacted via email or mobile 0419 927 076.

Your Mercer CPSU NSW Team

Shane Elliott – Regional Organiser
Bart McKenzie –Regional Organiser
Kylie Bell – Mercer CPSU NSW Delegate
Erinna Madge – Mercer CPSU NSW Delegate
Michael Cope – Industrial Officer