Among them were workers such as electricians and rangers, as well as employees who increased their wages through overtime and provisions for rights and benefits in their enterprise agreements. Shadow Water Minister Steve Thomas said wages were at a time when the government admitted that households were paying too much for water. The latest list of the latest public sector awards and agreements in Western Australia can be find on the Western Australian Industrial Relations Commission website. The agreement adopted contains a number of conditions to protect the rights of members in the workplace. We fought successfully to maintain the conditions that were previously threatened; including, but not limited to: if a workplace has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, Water Corporation`s original draft contract had more than 400 amendments to the first, 39 significant amendments and half of the old clauses that had to be moved or reduced in policy. Water Corporation had actively cried for this document in the toilet intranet, causing great concern and confusion for the toilet workers. The joint unions rejected the entire document. The new agreement was approved by 78% of staff, 85% of them voting against the new agreement. On January 30, 2018, we reached an agreement in principle with Water Corporation. On January 30, 2018, the unions and the water company agreed on the principle of the following offer:- The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who negotiate with its „New Approaches“ program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. Since September 2017, members of Professionals Australia and five other state unions have been involved in negotiations with Water Corporation (WC) in Western Australia on the new recruitment agreement.
Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. Wage increases were proposed to individual departments in the hope that they would vote yes to the agreement, but members of all unions pledged to denounce the agreement if Water Corporation had put the agreement to a staff vote. This has been achieved through the joint efforts of the unions. „United Voice members and all Water Corporation employees work incredibly hard, often working long hours and under dangerous and high pressure conditions to ensure that all Western Australia has access to safe drinking water,“ she said. During the EBA process, union delegates held numerous meetings with staff at all levels of the Water Corporation, including meetings with management, to raise concerns about the agreement and maintain their terms of employment and ensure that they are protected for years to come. In addition, Professionals Australia expressed serious concerns about its intent and the steps water Corporation is taking to promote this agreement.