Negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement (EA) at the Australian Communications and Media Authority continue to be hamstrung by the federal government’s public sector pay policy.
Across Commonwealth agencies and departments, workers are being asked to accept loss of conditions AND real wage cuts as part of new agreements.
Needless to say this has not proven to be an attractive offer and to date no new agreements have been reached, except with the armed forces whose members have no say in the matter.
It now seems unlikely that there will be any significant movement in the ACMA negotiations before the end of the year. Members will be kept informed, however, of any progress.