Our Union, along with the other industry unions, met with Energy Queensland representatives to engage in further preliminary discussions around the EBA renegotiation on 3 October and 4 October 2023.
During the discussions on 3 October 2023, the parties broke out into working groups to discuss claims around:
- Leave entitlements;
- Use of contractors and skilled migration; and
- Classification and employee progression.
While some progress was made, including the business expressing a willingness to making progression simpler for administrative employees, it was clear EQL’s bargaining representatives had limited authority to move on several other issues.
Our Union provided Energy Queensland feedback that its bargaining representatives require more authority to address these issues in order for these discussions to move along.
The Unions used the remaining time on 4 October 2023 to work through the combined log of claims to determine a unified position on our overlapping claims.
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