Long- suffering Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) employees are set to vote on a new Enterprise Agreement proposal.
As reported previously, employees at ACMA have now gone over two years without a pay rise as a result of the Commonwealth government’s public service pay policy.
This restricts pay increases to an average of 2% per annum, with even this rise dependent on “productivity” trade-offs i.e. reduction of employment conditions.
ACMA employees have already rejected one proposed EA and this latest offer could meet the same fate, as the staff members who are set to do worst out of the agreement, the Executive Officers Grade 1, constitute the bulk of the voters.
The ballot will be held on 12-16 December.