Marine unit update

This CPSU update will cover three key issues your union has been working with on your workplace delegates (with the exception of Lead Contamination). It includes;

  1. End of financial year 191 reconciliation process
  2. CPSU dispute notified with DIBP on the 28/28 Rosters
  3. CPSU dispute notified with DIBP on “stand down” days

End of financial year reconciliation process

We are pleased to report that DIBP has confirmed that the reconciliation process for Marine Unit employees is now complete and overtime has been paid. This is thanks to the work of CPSU delegates and organisers who continued to fight to ensure our members entitlements would be provided as contained in your determination.

There is no valid reason why our members have had had to wait months for money owed to them, where there were no reconciliation issues.  We will be seeking assurances that this issue will be addressed, and payments made more promptly prior for the 17/18 financial year.

CPSU dispute on 28/28 day roster

CPSU has now notified a dispute with your employer around their rostering practice and continuous failure to meet the 28/28 day requirement. While we understand the determination provides for "normally" a 28/28 day roster we know that the 28/28 pattern is almost never met.

We are also deeply concerned that members are not consulted about roster changes which negatively impacts on their work/life balance.  As part of this dispute, we will meet with DIBP next week in a effort to reach an acceptable outcome.

CPSU dispute on “stand down” days

CPSU has been informed by members of a circumstance where it appears that DIBP management are attempting to retrospectively characterise days as “stand down” days that we believe should be duty days and recorded as such.

This potentially has a considerable monetary impact for affected marine employees. A copy of our dispute notice can be found here. We have a dispute meeting scheduled for Monday 4 December to attempt to resolve this matter.

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