Bulletin 13 - Further Improved Offer by the Commissioner for Public Employment - Issued 24 November 2021

I am pleased to advise that on 23 November 2021 I made a further improved offer to bargaining representatives to settle the Power and Water enterprise agreement negotiations.

I am offering a substantial improvement to the proposed lump sum payment for employees in a genuine attempt to settle negotiations.

This is a great offer for all employees that significantly advantages our lower paid workers.  The proposed Agreement is one of the most family supportive public sector agreements in the nation and will provide employees with greater certainty regarding employment conditions during the next 4 years.

Summary of the improvement

More money on offer - $10,000 over 4 years

  • $4,000 lump sum payment and
  • $2,000 lump sum payment payable 12 months after the expiry of the previous agreement and annually during the term of the agreement.

Employer superannuation guarantee is applicable to the lump sum payments (excluding defined benefit schemes).

All of the improvements and conditions previously offered remain, including the 3 days off for Christmas Closedown. See full detail of my improved offer.

New offer

Next Steps

I have asked bargaining representatives to provide me with feedback or counter proposals on the improved offer by 25 November 2021 which I will then consider.

Very soon I would like employees to have a say by voting.

I would like to go to ballot as soon as possible because, if voted up, employees will receive the 3 days Christmas Closedown provisions this year, and the first $4,000 lump sum payment in January 2022.

Have your say – your feedback is important

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

More information

Regular updates in relation to the bargaining process are available on the OCPE Webpage.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
24 November 2021


Last updated: 10 May 2022

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