The CWU met with NBN Co on Wednesday 18 June for further discussions for a new Enterprise Agreement covering technical staff employed directly by the company.
The current agreement, which covers technical staff working at the Network Operations Centre, reaches its nominal expiry date on 1 August this year.
The CWU has put forward a number of claims including moving to a 36 ¾ hour working week and increasing the scope of the agreement to include any other directly employed technical staff at the company.
For its part, NBN Co has indicated that it wants to introduce an element of performance-based pay into its remuneration system. The C WU’s position is that such payments should be over and above the annual union-negotiated pay increases received by all employees.
Agreement is yet to be reached on these issues.