Bulletin 26 - access period - issued 27 May 2022

On Wednesday 25 May 2022, you received Bulletin 25, distributing the proposed 2021-2025 Jacana Energy enterprise agreement for your consideration.

It has come to light that a minor amendment was required to one of the clauses in that document.

The following changes have now been made to clause 35 – performance development:

  • as the nominal date of expiry of the agreement has been changed, the words (date of nominal expiry of this agreement) have been removed from clause 35.3(d)(ii)
  • clause 35.4 (c)(i) now reads: 'an employee who has not reached an overall score rating of 2.5 or above as a result of the assessment in clause 35.4(a) will not be eligible for a bonus payment or pay progression as per clause 35.5 (table 1)'.

Read the amended proposed 2021-2025 Jacana Energy enterprise agreement PDF (1.9 MB).

To assist you to understand the differences between your current agreement and the proposed new agreement, read the explanatory notes PDF (801.4 KB).

Printed copies of the proposed new agreement and explanatory notes will be available around workplaces.

You can contact Nicola Castillon Manager, People Culture and Safety on 0417 359 163 or notify your manager if you:

  • need assistance in reading or understanding the proposed agreement
  • do not have access to these documents.

You should read these documents in order to understand the agreement you will be voting on when the ballot opens.

You can also find other relevant information referenced in the proposed agreement below:

Email OCPE at enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au for any further information or materials referenced in the proposed agreement.

Make your vote count

I encourage you to have your say by casting a vote.

To allow time for you to consider the documents, the ballot timetable has been revised and is now:

Friday 27 May 2022 Distribution and access to the proposed agreement, explanatory notes and relevant material
Monday 6 June 2022 Ballot opens
NTEC email with voting instructions and unique voting token number issued
Friday 10 June 2022 Ballot closes
10am results declared

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

An email including a unique identifier will be sent to you at your NTPS email address on 6 June 2022, 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 online ballot will be emailed to you using the email account details contained in myHR.

If you won’t have access to your NT Government email during the ballot period or would prefer the electronic ballot to be sent to your private email account, contact NTEC by emailing netvote.NTEC@nt.gov.au or by calling 08 8999 7641, and provide your updated details as soon as possible (you will need to provide your AGS number for NTEC to identify you).

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 be eligible to access the new conditions of employment from the date the Fair Work Commission approves the 2021-2025 Jacana Energy Enterprise Agreement which may take several weeks.

However, to ensure employees receive the first lump sum payment ($4,000) as soon as possible after a majority yes vote, I will issue a determination authorising this payment in June 2022.

More information

For further information on the proposed agreement (to have terms of the agreement explained to you, and the effect of those terms); the explanatory notes, or the ballot process, call Nicola Castillon Manager, People Culture and Safety on 0417 359 163, or OCPE by emailing enquiries.ocpe@nt.gov.au or by calling on 08 8999 4282.

Regular updates in relation to the bargaining process and proposals for the new agreement are available on the OCPE website.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
27 May 2022

Last updated: 01 June 2022

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