Bulletin 7 - ballot postponed - issued 30 November 2021

As previously advised, I had asked parties to provide me with feedback on the improved offer to settle the teachers and assistant teachers’ enterprise agreement negotiations. The AEU NT rejected the offer.

I am disappointed with this response because I believed that conducting a ballot for the new agreement would be the right approach in all circumstances.

A successful ballot, would have allowed employees to receive the 3 days Christmas closedown provisions this year, and the first $4,000 lump sum payment in January 2022.

In considering the union’s position and the time of year, I have decided to postpone the ballot until the early part of 2022. This will enable employees to focus on the end of the school year and the end-of-year school vacation.

Have your say – your feedback is important

Should you wish to express a view on the proposals or make a suggestion, 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 website.

Vicki Telfer PSM
Commissioner for Public Employment
November 2021

Last updated: 16 September 2022

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