Strategic Collaboration Update – TSU influencing the agenda for members!
Meeting with CEO and Executive
On Monday 17 October 2022, our Union met with Energy Queensland’s (‘EQL’
) CEO and Executive regarding the implications of the Queensland Energy Plan (‘QEP’)
and resulting Business Strategy. We also received a briefing on EQL’s Engagement score.
From a technical point of view, there was some discussion around batteries, smart metre devices, EVs and clean energy for remote and indigenous communities. It’s envisaged that the demand for battery installations in the Distribution network will continue throughout the decade.
Much of the discussion of the Executive and their Business Strategy was a ‘business-as-usual’ approach with a growth and acceleration impetus. The CEO did provide a commitment that there would be an increase in field-based and support roles to meet workload demand. This is something that our Union has been and will continue to pursue on behalf of our members.
While it was acknowledged that workers in Distribution will not be directly impacted by the QEP to the extent that other parts of the industry will be, the discussion centred on how essential EQL will be in being part of the delivery of the QEP.
Our Union supports the measures to implement the QEP and will continue to work with EQL to overcome the challenges regarding the implementation of the QEP.
Our There was some discussion about Ergon Retail, with further discussions to occur on the subject of the Retail Review (referred to in the QEP) between the Retail Executive General Manager and the new Chair of the Board. Our Union will be meeting the new Chair and the Minister to discuss the need for the Retail Review to be brought forward to 2023.
After the meeting with the CEO, our Senior Workplace Delegates had the pleasure of meeting the new Chair, Sarah Zeljko.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Jack Donaghy, Senior Industrial Officer via [email protected] or one of your TSU Senior Workplace Delegates.