Bulletin 5 - Negotiations - an update - issued 22 June 2021

Parties continue to meet weekly to discuss claims and proposals and to draft the new enterprise agreement to make it easier for employees to understand.

I am pleased to report further improvements to existing conditions have been agreed ‘in principle’, on a without prejudice basis and subject to drafting clauses, between the parties including:

  • compassionate leave (3 days) where employee or their partner experiences miscarriage
  • a minimum engagement period for casual employees
  • for veterans - access to war service leave for a subsequent disability.

Based on progress to date, I am hopeful that all claims and proposals will have been discussed by early July.  At that time, I will consider my position in relation to the new enterprise agreement as a ‘total package’ and finalise a proposal for consideration by early August 2021.

The above improvements build on my other proposals for the proposed new NTPS General Enterprise Agreement, including:

  • $4000 over four years (superannuation applies)
  • more benefits for flexible work
  • 3 days paid compassionate leave on the death of an extended family member
  • paid leave to attend NAIDOC week activities

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Let’s stick together, keep job certainty and keep working for Territorians.

Have your say – your feedback is important

Should you wish to express a view on the proposals or make a suggestion, you can provide your feedback to me by emailing enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au

More information

Regular bargaining updates will be posted to the OCPE webpage at Enterprise agreement negotiations – General NTPS.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
22 June 2021


Last updated: 04 May 2022

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