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2016-04-28

Decipha members lock-in job security and fair pay

Following long, drawn-out negotiations; Decipha workers have strongly endorsed a new EBA secured by your united national Union team that provides members and their families with certainty and fair pay.

The Fair Work Commission has now approved the Agreement which commenced on April 7.

Key outcomes: 

No trade-offs
All the workplace conditions and entitlements contained in the former EBA were “rolled-in” to the new Agreement without any trade-offs.

A fair pay rise
The Agreement provides for a compounding annual pay rise of 3% per annum over the life of the Agreement.

Back-pay
The first 3% pay rise was backdated to the first full pay period on or after 22 October 2015. This equates to more than five months of pay increase back money paid to ever member on 21 April 2016 – being the first pay period following the commencement of the new Agreement. 

Penalty rate extension
At a time when public debate is focused heavily on abolishing penalty rates, your new Agreement extends the eligible span of hours attracting a 15% penalty rate payment for time worked between the hours of 4am and 6am currently – to 4am and 8am at the commencement of the Agreement. 

Job search entitlement
One day of job search entitlement will be available to employees who may wish to find alternative employment should a significant workplace change affect their current role. 

Transition to retirement
As the workforce ages, more and more members have expressed an interest in transitioning to retirement. Management have committed to working fairly and openly in exploring arrangements to suit the individual needs of employees wishing to engage in such an arrangement.

A full copy of the Agreement can be downloaded by clicking here.

Your Union wishes to thank the many members who played an active role in ensuring a successful bargaining campaign – particularly the many local workplace delegates who took part in developing the Union’s claims and participated in negotiations.

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