As a result of representations made by the ETU Ausgrid have agreed to a paid combined unions delegates meeting to be held on on Tuesday 31st January 2017 10am at Silverwater Training Centre, 48-50 Holker Street, Silverwater.
The meeting will be addressed by outgoing ETU Secretary Steve Butler and incoming Secretary Dave McKinley. Ausgrid Pty Ltd CEO Richard Gross has also accepted an invitation to address the meeting.
By way of background the meeting will recap the EBA negotiations that occurred under the old Ausgrid owners and discuss the logistics of re-commencing EBA negotiations under the new owners - Ausgrid Management Pty Ltd.
Ausgrid Management Pty Ltd have made it clear that whilst they understand that the subject matter of EBA negotiations will arise during our part of the meeting, they are not in a position to discuss the company’s EBA negotiating position as bargaining would not have yet formally commenced.
It is important that all delegates attend this meeting as it will set the scene for the recommenced EBA negotiating round, under the new owners.