The ETU recommends members vote ‘NO’ to the sub-standard EBA document put out by Icon Water.
The company’s document offers wage increases below CPI and below those paid by the ACT Government.
Management claims it wants to settle the EBA to give employees ‘certainty’ -- yet the company has introduced a higher level of uncertainty by rejecting a ‘status’ quo’ clause.
Icon Water is proposing a two-year agreement. Workers need the certainty of a three-year EBA.
A strong ‘NO’ vote will send a strong message to management. Union negotiators can then return to the bargaining table and push hard for an improved outcome.