Electricity, Water and Utilities

Electricity, Water and Utilities


Peter Moss - Thursday, December 21, 2017

Members should have received ballot papers from the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) for the Ausgrid Agreement bargaining protected action vote. The ballot closes on Monday 8th January. Given the Christmas break now is realistically the last chance members will have to exercise their vote. Tick yes to all three categories of questions on the ballot paper and return it immediately via post or a workplace delegate:

1. Fill in your ballot paper by ticking yes to all three questions.

2. Put your ballot paper in the declaration envelope and seal it.

3. Sign the voter’s declaration on the declaration envelope.

4. Place the declaration envelope in to the reply-paid envelope and post it immediately.

If for some reason you do not have the reply-paid envelope you can place the completed declaration envelope inside a normal envelope (no need for a stamp) and address it to;

Australian Electoral Commission
Reply Paid 1326
Haymarket NSW 1239.

If you are unable to get to a post box – give the sealed envelope to your work place delegate who will post it on your behalf. If you have any issues with your voting papers call the AEC on 9375 6361.

While we continue to have productive discussions with Ausgrid over the Career capability and Remuneration scheme (CCR) we must retain the option to take protected industrial action in case we cannot negotiate an acceptable outcome. To achieve this - all members should vote yes to all the questions and return the ballot papers ASAP. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all members a very happy and relaxing Christmas and thank you for your support during the year.

Mark Buttigieg
0417 208 447