There has still been no resolution of the long-running negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement for employees of the Australian Communications and Media Authority.
Bargaining for a new agreement has now entered its third year! The last pay rise employees received (ie under their existing agreement) was on 1 July 2013.
Earlier this year, ACMA employees rejected a proposed agreement which delivered a 6% pay rise over three years.
With no extra money being put on the table and with no change in the government’s requirements for conditions trade-offs, it is hard to see how any significant progress can be made.
The indications are, however, that ACMA will move to put an agreement out for ballot early next year.