The CWU met with NBN Co on Thursday 29 May as a first step in negotiations for a new enterprise agreement to cover the company’s technical employees.
The meeting dealt largely with preliminary matters such as the timetable for negotiations and identification of issues for discussion.
There is a number of places where the current agreement needs to be brought up to date to reflect legislative changes.
There is also a need to review the current classification structure and related work roles.
Under the current legal framework, CWU members at NBN Co are automatically represented by their union in these negotiations unless they explicitly choose otherwise. There is no need for members to fill out any forms or nominate a bargaining agent in order to have their say.
Members should, however, contact their state branch if there are particular issues they want to have addressed during bargaining.