The CWU has achieved a breakthrough in negotiations for a new Enterprise Agreement with Decipha. This breakthrough comes after the union and members rejected Decipha’s plan to cut their pay offer from 3%pa to 1½% and 1½%pa so as to pay for their agreeing to extend the 15% shift penalty from 4am to 8am (currently 4am-6am).
Key elements of the proposed new Agreement are:
The CWU and Decipha will meet later this week to finalise the package. The union will conduct member consultation in coming weeks.
While we did not achieve everything we sought in bargaining, we did achieve what members said was critical: a fair pay increase and an extended early start penalty.
Members have earned this. Non-members also benefit from the hard work of members. Members in all workplaces should let non-members know that it is about time they joined the union.
Together we are stronger.