Genuine bargaining in the APS: Shifting the Govt position

Come along to one of our member-only briefings to find out how together we can shift the Govt's bargaining position. 1-hour session 13 or 14 July: 

Members: register here.     Non-members: register here.

During the pandemic, public sector workers have been the key to our response to the crisis: working on the frontline, making sure Australians had access to JobSeeker and JobKeeper when they needed it, protecting borders, providing up-to-the minute health advice, and many other things.

Instead of recognising the contribution of public sector workers, the Government introduced a new workplace bargaining policy that:

  • Is designed to hold down wages for federal public sector workers.
  • Sees workers voting on mystery pay deals, with unknown pay outcomes.
  • Makes it difficult to achieve improvements in an enterprise agreement, with the continuation of the “no enhancements” rule.
  • Doesn’t allow for genuine bargaining between agencies, employees, and unions. Instead, the Government determines the outcome.

    We are holding member-only briefings with CPSU National Secretary Melissa Donnelly to take you through:

    • What the new bargaining policy means.
    • What we need to do to shift the government’s position.

    We pushed the Government to change their policy on the staffing cap and we can do it again with their position on bargaining. 

    Whether you have already had to bargain under this dreadful new policy or are covered by a Determination for the next two years – these briefings are for you.

    Come along to one of our 1-hour member-only briefings to find out how together we can make a difference.

    • Tuesday 13 July at 7pm (AEST)
    • Wednesday 14 July at 1pm (AEST)

    Members: register here.     Non-members: register here.


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