NBN Co appears to have frozen discussions over three new enterprise agreements currently being negotiated with the company.
For some time there has been no further progress in the negotiations and no meetings are scheduled at this stage. We understand that the two other unions which have agreements with NBN Co, the CPSU and Professionals Australia, are in a similar position.
No explanation has been given for the sudden halt, though it is hard not to see federal government as being somewhere behind the move.
Under the Fair Work Act, NBN Co is obliged to enter in good faith bargaining with its employee representatives i.e. the CWU and other unions. We will be making formal representations to this effect to the company.
NBN Co members will be kept informed of the progress of this matter.