Bulletin 8 - VOTE on the new Power and Water Enterprise Agreement - Issued 12 October 2021

As reported in Bulletin 7 I made an improved offer to the Single Bargaining Unit on 24 September 2021 for the new 2021 – 2025 Power and Water Enterprise Agreement.

I have considered feedback provided by the Single Bargaining Unit 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 Friday 15 October 2021 you will be sent information regarding the proposed 2021 – 2025 Power and Water Enterprise Agreement, including a link to 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 your workplace.

The ballot process will be conducted online.  An email including a unique identifier will be sent to you at your Power and Water email address on 25 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 online ballot will be emailed to you using the email account details contained in myHR.  If you won’t have access to your Power and Water 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 NTEC and provide your updated details as soon as possible. (Please note you will need to provide your AGS number for NTEC to identify you).

Please note, if you are accessing your emails through NTG webmail, the NTG system will not allow you to access the secure voting website. Employees will need to provide an alternative email address.

Ballot Timetable

The timetable for the ballot is:

Friday 15 October 2021 Distribution and access to the proposed Agreement and explanatory material
Monday 25 October 2021 Ballot Opens (8.00am)
NTEC email with voting instructions and unique voting token number issued
Monday 1 November 2021 Ballot Closes (10.00am)
Results declared

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, please contact Colin Edwards at Power and Water on 8936 4701, or Damien Doherty at OCPE on 8999 4171.

Regular updates in relation to the bargaining process are available on the OCPE Webpage at the following link Power and Water Corporation Enterprise Agreement Negotiations.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
12 October 2021

Let’s stick together and keep job security.

Last updated: 10 May 2022

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