Bulletin 17 - Ballot open - Have your say - Issued 7 December 2021

Ballot Open – Have your say

The ballot for the proposed “2021 – 2025 Power and Water Enterprise Agreement” has now opened.

It is important that you have your say by voting on the proposed agreement.

Your vote needs to be received prior to the ballot closing at 10.30am on Tuesday 14 December 2021.

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

How to Vote

You should have received an email from the Northern Territory Electoral Commission (NTEC) with instructions on how to vote electronically using the NTEC ‘Netvote’ system.

If you haven’t received an email, or need assistance, you should contact the NT Electoral Commission on netvote.NTEC@nt.gov.au or by calling 8999 7641.

Northern Territory Electoral Commission

The Northern Territory Electoral Commission is an independent authority who manages the ballot process and counting of the votes.

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

I will advise employees of the ballot result via a Bulletin and a notice on the enterprise bargaining website for the Power and Water Corporation Enterprise Agreement Negotiations.

Make your vote count

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

New offer

If the majority of employees who vote, vote YES and the Fair Work Commission approves the agreement, the current agreement will be replaced. 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.

I am offering $10 000 in lump sum payments over four years. To see what it’s worth read Bulletin 16.

More Information

Links to the proposed agreement, explanatory notes and relevant documents referenced in the proposed agreement are available in Bulletin 15, and hard copies are available around the Power and Water Offices.

For further information on the proposed agreement, explanatory notes, or the ballot process, please contact Colin Edwards at Power and Water on 8936 4701, or Damien Doherty at OCPE on 8999 4171.

All Bulletins and Information Sheets on the progress of bargaining and proposals for the new agreement can be accessed on the OCPE website for the Power and Water Corporation Enterprise Agreement Negotiations.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
7 December 2021

Last updated: 10 May 2022

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