Powerlink Bargaining Update
The Services Union, along with the other industry unions, resumed Enterprise Agreement negotiations with Powerlink on 5 October 2023.
In each bargaining meeting to date, the Unions have collectively raised our concerns around skilled migration, the use of contractors and the need to have clauses in the new Agreement to address these issues.
Despite these issues being an agenda item for the meeting on 5 October 2023, Powerlink were not in a position to engage in meaningful discussions around these issues on the day. As these issues have clear implications for workplace safety and the future of the Queensland Energy and Jobs Plan, the collective Unions made it clear that we would not be engaging in further discussions until Powerlink was in a position to engage in meaningful discussions.
Our Union wrote to Powerlink CEO, Paul Simshauser, to raise our concerns on the afternoon of 5 October 2023. In light of our correspondence, we hope Powerlink will be in a better position to discuss the abovementioned claims at the next bargaining meeting.
We will be meeting with Powerlink next on 12 October 2023.
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