Monday, 19 December 2022

CPSU NSW update: Mercer CPSU NSW Enterprise Bargaining and member meeting

Your Mercer CPSU NSW Team conducted an all-member meeting on 15 December 2022 to discuss issues that mattered the most for the upcoming enterprise bargaining negotiations.

 Enterprise Agreement negotiations

 The current Mercer Administration Services Enterprise Agreement 2019 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 (EA) 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 21 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.

The members meeting was a productive opportunity for members to highlight what matters the most to them and to build momentum for substantial changes in the next EA.

Enterprise Bargaining Agreement survey

 We want to know what matters the most to you – whether or not you are a CPSU NSW member. It is clear that Mercer’s pre-EBA negotiations survey captures only a limited understanding of the issues it wants to know about.

To complete the survey click HERE.

All responses will assist the CPSU NSW Bargaining Team in formulating our Log of Claims for negotiations.

All personal details are kept in the strictest of confidence.

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 Mercer CPSU NSW Industrial Officer is Michael Cope. He encourages any member to reach out on any workplace matter.

0419 927 076

Your Mercer CPSU NSW Team

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