At the same EBA meeting, the combined unions also asked Ausgrid what their position was on a cap on forced dismissals, and Ausgrid`s response was that they had not considered the cap. In other words, they came back to the meeting with nothing. Ask yourself why Ausgrid should not accept a cap, how many people can force her out of the door after July 2020? The only conclusion that can be reached is that they all want to fire. At the moment, they cannot do that because the current agreement does not contain forced redundancies and we will not negotiate a new agreement that does not set a ceiling necessary to ensure your job security. Ausgrid is desperately trying to make positive his proposed agreement which, if implemented, would lead to the total destruction of job security, the awarding of wholesale contracts, the loss of careers, the loss of useful advisory or disputation rights – all for a small increase in wages. Let management know what you think of this offer – so that the company understands that we will not be willing to back down. Ausgrid says they will save a huge bucket of money for the duration of the deal by cracking down on your careers and in exchange, you`ll get a few crumbs – if your manager says you can have them! Over the past 6-8 weeks, Ausgrid has cancelled and postponed several EBA meetings, although a documented offer has been promised many times. When the EBA`s negotiating committee finally opened on August 29, the aim was to introduce its new Ausgrid negotiating team led by John Stephens and Hannah McCaughey. For those of you who don`t know yet, John Stephens cited the accusation for the EBA`s successful dismissal request from the Queensland Freight Rail Company Aurizon, which ultimately resulted in a poor-quality agreement covering thousands of workers and imposed by the FWC on railway employees. The union also felt that – in order to have hope of a result of the negotiations — we need to reach agreement on some fundamental concepts concerning the main subjects mentioned above. The fact that Ausgrid has already presented an EBA proposal, although some of the fundamental concepts on the main topics have not been adopted, greatly complicates the negotiations. Ausgrid took note of this view and approved a smaller working group of trade union officials and Ausgrid management to try to reach agreement in principle on the main issues mentioned above. This smaller group would then report to the EBA`s largest negotiating committee in order to draw up the corresponding clauses if agreement is reached on the basic concepts.

Global giant Tata Consultancy Services had workers sign restrictive employment contracts before leaving India for the United States, according to interviews and company documents. There are other important areas where there are differences of opinion, but the three points of friction mentioned above remain important. We will keep members informed after the next scheduled meeting of the EBA on 2 August 2017. . .