Bulletin 20 - Reminder to vote - issued 14 December 2021

The Ballot for the NTPS General Agreement closes
10.00am Friday 17 December 2021

The ballot for the proposed Northern Territory Public Sector 2021 – 2025 Enterprise Agreement closes at 10.00 am on Friday 17 December 2021.

If you haven’t already voted I encourage you to take part in the ballot by casting your vote.

All employees are entitled to vote.  You do not have to be a union member to participate in the ballot.

Vote yes

Make Your Vote Count

The proposed agreement provides for a range of significantly improved employment conditions, job certainty and addresses a number of priority issues raised by bargaining representatives.

Every vote is important and can make a difference and I encourage you to take part in this ballot by casting your vote.

If the majority of employees who vote, vote YES and the Fair Work Commission approve the agreement, it will replace the current agreement.  Employees will receive the 3 days Christmas Closedown provisions this year, and the first $4,000 lump sum (gross) to be paid in January 2022.

New offer

If the vote isn’t supported the current agreement will continue to apply, the lump sum payments can’t be passed on nor the offered improvements to conditions.

Northern Territory Electoral Commission

If you haven’t received an email to vote, or need assistance to vote, please contact NTEC on 8999 7641.

The NTEC ballot process ensures that all employee personal details remain confidential, and that voting preferences cannot be identified.

The Commissioner will advise employees of the ballot result via a bulletin and a notice on the enterprise bargaining website for the General NTPS Enterprise Agreement Negotiations.

More information

Links to the proposed agreement, explanatory notes and relevant documents referenced in the proposed agreement are available in Bulletin 17.  There should also be hard copies available in your workplace.

For further information on the proposed agreement, the explanatory notes or the ballot process, please contact OCPE on email enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au or phone 8999 4282.

Regular updates in relation to the bargaining process are available on the OCPE Webpage at the following link Enterprise agreement negotiations - General NTPS.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
15 December 2021

Last updated: 04 May 2022

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