Bulletin 9 - Vote on new NTPS General Enterprise Agreement - issued 14 October 2021

As reported in Bulletin 8 I made an improved offer to unions and the self-nominated bargaining representative on 24 September 2021 for the new NTPS 2021 – 2025 Enterprise Agreement.

I have considered feedback provided by unions (bargaining representatives) on my further improved offer and it is now time to give you – the employees – the opportunity to have your say.

The new offer delivers significant improvements such as no reduction to current or future terms and conditions, enhanced job certainty, improved leave entitlements and greater flexibility for work life balance. A key improvement is 3 extra days leave for Christmas closedown and, if you’re rostered to work the closedown dates, you can use any of those 3 days before 24 December the next year.


Ballot process – Your vote is confidential

The ballot process will be conducted by the Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC).

On 18 October 2021 you will be sent information regarding the proposed NTPS 2021-2025 Enterprise Agreement, including a link to a copy of the proposed agreement and an explanatory document highlighting the changes compared with your current agreement. Hard copies of these documents will also be available throughout workplaces.

The NTEC ballot will be conducted on-line.  An email including a unique identifier will be sent to you at your NTPS email address on 26 October 2021, along with steps on how to cast and submit your confidential electronic vote. You will need your AGS number to complete the ballot process.

The on-line ballot will be emailed to you using the email account details contained in myHR.  If you won’t have access to your NTPS email during the ballot period or would prefer the electronic ballot to be sent to your private email account, please contact Rosanna Leitch on netvote.NTEC@nt.gov.au or  8999 7641 at the NT Electoral Commission and provide your updated details as soon as possible. (Please note you will need to provide your AGS number for NTEC to identify you)

Ballot timetable

The timetable for the ballot is:

Monday – 18 October Distribution and access to the proposed agreement and explanatory material
Tuesday – 26 October Ballot OPENS (7.00 am)
NTEC email with voting instructions and unique voting token number issued
Friday – 12 November Ballot CLOSES (3.00 pm)
Results declared

Update Your email address details before 17 October 2021

A reminder to all employees to update their email account which is listed in myHR by 17 October 2021.

If you have any questions on how to update your contact details, please contact Workforce Relations on 1800 225 547.

More information

For further information on 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 General NTPS - Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
14 October 2021

Let’s stick together and keep job security.

Last updated: 04 May 2022

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