Bulletin 1 - Negotiations for new enterprise agreement to commence - Issued 22 April 2021

The Northern Territory Public Sector Fire and Rescue Service 2017-2021 Enterprise Agreement is due to expire on 7 November 2021, and I have agreed with the United Workers Union to commence bargaining for a new agreement.

Initial bargaining meeting

The initial bargaining meeting is scheduled as follows:

Date: Thursday 6 May 2021
Time: 9am to 4pm
Location: Level 9, Meeting Room A, Charles Darwin Centre

Bargaining representatives

The Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth) imposes rights and obligations on employers, unions and employees with respect to the bargaining process. Attached for your information is the statutory Notice of Employee Representational Rights, advising employees of the right to be represented in relation to the bargaining process.

Instruments of appointment for bargaining representatives can be forwarded before the initial meeting (or at any time during the bargaining process) to enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au or:

Attention: Employee Relations
Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment
GPO Box 4371
Darwin NT 0801

Bargaining representatives are requested to contact my Office on 8999 4282 to confirm meeting dates.

More information

Regular updates in relation to the bargaining process will be posted to the OCPE Webpage dedicated to Fire and Rescue Service Enterprise Agreement Negotiations.

Information on bargaining in general can be obtained at www.fwc.gov.au or you can contact the Fair Work Commission information line on 1300 799 675.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment

Last updated: 04 May 2022

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