Electricity, Water and Utilities

Electricity, Water and Utilities

LAUNCH: ETU Combined Power Industry EBA Campaign

Bruce Fan - Monday, June 29, 2020

The ETU is launching our Combined Power Industry EBA campaign – bringing together thousands of members from five electricity companies.
 
The aim is to speak with a powerful united voice on industry-wide issues – like job security, privatisation, funding cuts, safety and the pandemic.
 
I am asking you to join in this very important campaign:

A united industry-wide campaign will strengthen the position of members at each company: including Ausgrid, Endeavor Energy, Essential Energy, Transgrid and Evoenergy.
 
Our campaign is guided by a Steering Committee of senior ETU delegates from each company, working with ETU officials.
 
Most importantly, we are working together to demand job security across the industry.
 
5,000 jobs have been cut over five years and, at some companies, further redundancies are also planned.
 
The ETU warned these cuts went far too deep. Sadly, recent blackouts, bushfires and extreme weather events have proved our point.
 
Enough is enough! Will you add your voice to our campaign against forced redundancies?
 
Please take 2 min to fill this important EBA survey with your feedback:



Ausgrid

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ZHFXSFL

 

Essential Energy

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/5HXNTRR

 

Transgrid

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K8L533T

 

Endeavour

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9L7TX5

 

Evoenergy

Survey

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KYTN8ZP

 

We’ll get back to you with more about our Combined Power Industry EBA campaign – and what it means for you and your workmates.
  
For more information, contact your ETU organiser.




Save Essential Energy's jobs

Bruce Fan - Thursday, August 08, 2019

Essential Energy Fact Sheet

Bruce Fan - Thursday, August 08, 2019

ETU to lodge dispute over Essential Energy redundancy

Bruce Fan - Wednesday, July 03, 2019


ETU State of the Union Meetings

Bruce Fan - Thursday, May 10, 2018

ETU Secretary Dave McKinley is travelling across NSW and the ACT over the coming months to meet ETU members. Dave will report back on recent industrial matters and provide you with an update on the major Change the Rules campaign that the ETU in NSW is playing a leading role.

The State of the Union meetings will kick off with the following four meetings, additional dates and locations covering the rest of the state will be provided as they are confirmed (Please find the picture below about the time and address):

  • Monday 20 August - Moruya & Bega
  • Thursday 21 August - Wagga Wagga - Wagga Wagga RSL Club, Dobbs Street
  • Wednesday 22 August - Deniliquin & Griffith
  • Thursday 23 August - Temora & Young 
  • Friday 24 August - Cowra 

All members are invited to attend and must RSVP for catering purposes, finger food and drinks will be provided from 7pm. Please email your name, mobile number and event location/date to joannet@etunsw.com.au or call 02 9267 4844 and ask for Joanne.

We look forward to seeing you at your local State of the Union meeting.

SAFETY ALERT - TAKATA AIRBAGS

- Friday, March 02, 2018

Dear ETU Members.

Product Safety Australia, a division of the Commonwealth Governments Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, this week issued a product recall relating to Takata Airbags. This recall is compulsory due to significant safety risks and affects a large number of car makes and models and a small number of motor cycles.

THE ETU IS ADVISING ALL MEMBERS TO REVIEW THE LIST OF VEHICLE MAKES AND MODELS AFFECTED BY THIS PRODUCT SAFETY RECALL AND TO TAKE APPROPRIATE STEPS, UP TO AND INCLUDING REFUSAL TO DRIVE AFFECTED VEHICLES, UNTIL NECESSARY REPAIRS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED.

If your employer has any of the affected vehicles in their fleet you should first contact your supervisor to find out if the mandatory recall work has been completed or to report that your vehicle is impacted by the product recall.

The ACCC has advised the following:

It is critical that owners of cars with alpha airbags installed take immediate steps to have the airbags replaced because of the significant risk of injury or death involved in using cars with these airbags. All other consumers whose vehicles are on the full recall list are urged to arrange for the replacement of Takata airbags in their vehicles as soon as possible due to the safety risks involved in the use of these vehicles.

If you have any issues arising in the workplace relating to the operation of affected vehicles please immediately contact your workplace delegate or ETU organiser.

In Unity,
Dave McKinley
Secretary

96 PER CENT ‘YES’VOTE FOR ESSENTIAL ENERGY EBA

Peter Moss - Friday, December 15, 2017
HAPPY NEW YEAR PAY RISE

More than 2,600 Essential Energy workers will celebrate the New Year with a 2% pay rise.


The increase is the first of four now locked in after ETU members overwhelmingly approved their new enterprise agreement today.

More than 96 per cent of employees who voted gave the thumbs up to a 3.5 year EBA.

The deal will deliver total increases of between 7%-8.25% while maintaining all existing conditions.



ETU Assistant Secretary Justin Page welcomed the strong turnout and huge ‘yes’ vote.

‘This agreement delivers modest pay rises and job security without trading off the conditions we have,’ said Justin.

‘It was achieved without industrial action and is wrapped up before the current EBA expires.

‘That’s great news for our members at Essential Energy. No-one deserves a pay rise more than these workers.’

Justin thanked ETU delegates for negotiating the agreement.

‘This positive outcome is the result our delegates’ hard work and dedication. At depots across NSW, ETU delegates are the heart and soul of the union.

ESSENTIAL MEMBERS: HAVE YOUR SAY ON THE EBA BY 5 PM THURSDAY

Peter Moss - Wednesday, December 13, 2017
ATTENTION ESSENTIAL ENERGY MEMBERS:
VOTING ON YOUR EBA CLOSES 5 PM THURSDAY


Don’t forget to have your say on the agreement which will set your wages and conditions until 2020.

The proposed EBA will deliver between 7%-8.25% in pay rises over 3.5 years – with the first 2% paid to you on New Year’s Day 2018.

All existing conditions have been maintained.

Vote in the electronic ballot using the password emailed to you.

READ MORE:
http://www.etunsw.asn.au/power-water-and-utilities/essential-energy-responds-to-etu-s-calls-to-improve-the-enterprise-agreement-offer

Change the Rules Rally - 16 November

- Monday, November 13, 2017

Join us 11.30am Thursday 16 November - Belmore Park, Sydney (near Central Station).

Majority of ETU Member Support Revised In-principle Offer

- Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Last week we asked ETU Delegates to circulate the Essential Energy revised in-principle offer and seeking feedback from members. The overwhelming response has been ETU members support the concept of an early settlement, “rollover” of the Enterprise Agreement.

Next Steps

Essential Energy will issue employees with a notice of representational rights. This formally starts the bargaining process. The parties and representatives will meet to formalise a draft agreement to go to an electronic vote. This vote cannot take place within 21 days of the notice of representational rights being issued. A draft agreement and explanatory document needs to be circulated 7 days before any vote can be held. 

The aim is to have a vote conducted early December.

Thank you to all the ETU Delegates for your continued efforts and enabling this to happen in such a short timeframe. Your efforts are much appreciated.

Justin Page
Assistant Secretary

Mobile: 0414877301 / Email: justinp@etunsw.asn.au