Staff vote ‘no’ to one-year agreement - Public Service Association

Staff vote ‘no’ to one-year agreement

Staff vote ‘no’ to one-year agreement – July 2016 (PDF version)

Members would be aware of the outcome of the ballot announced on Thursday with a majority of staff voting to reject the one-year agreement proposed by Pillar.

The PSA thanks all members who participated and supported the ‘No’ vote recommended by your union.

PSA Industrial staff and delegates met with Pillar management on Thursday, 30 June 2016 and reiterated our position that Pillar staff deserve an enterprise agreement that protects their pay and conditions for the maximum term possible.

A members’ meeting was also held on Thursday at the Coniston Community Centre and members discussed and endorsed the following actions:

  1. The PSA write to the NSW Treasurer advising members want a longer agreement
  2. The PSA conduct a survey of members to ascertain their views on length of agreement sought.

In addition members unanimously supported a motion for the PSA to make application for a Protected Action Ballot Order (PABO) with the Fair Work Commission.

For further information on the PABO, see the bulletin from 24 June 2016 HERE.

The PSA will continue to negotiate with Pillar management in order to achieve the best possible outcome for members.

Bargaining meetings with Pillar representatives are occurring on a weekly basis, with the next meeting scheduled for Thursday, 7 July 2016. Your union will continue to consult with members as this process continues and to highlight the issue with local MPs and media.

The ballot result returned by members has paved the way for the PSA to negotiate longer protection for all Pillar staff who work under the Enterprise Agreement.  This will ensure your pay and conditions are protected for a longer period as the sale of Pillar looms closer.

Please speak to your Pillar delegates for further information or to discuss any concerns regarding the bargaining process.

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