The CWU met with Visionstream on 20 May to continue negotiations for an enterprise agreement for the company.
Up to this point, the parties have been working through a draft agreement provided by Visionstream. We have now completed this process and identified all concerns.
As reported in earlier E-bulletins, the negotiations are complicated by the fact that Visionstream now has a number of employees who have come across from other companies (Optus, John Holland) on the basis of the transmission of business provisions of the Fair Work Act.
These employees’ current conditions continue until a new Visionstream EA is approved. Ensuring that they are not then disadvantaged as a result of their transfer to Visionstream is one of the challenges for the EA talks.