Electricity, Water and Utilities

Electricity, Water and Utilities

Payment of Entitlements by Formway

- Monday, March 05, 2018

The ETU has been made aware that Formway Group may have fallen behind on the payment of various entitlements including superannuation payments.

Your current agreement requires Formway to pay $115 per week into MERT redundancy trust. All members are also entitled to 9.5% superannuation – by law this must be paid into your chosen super fund on a monthly basis.

It is concerning that a company the size of Formway has chosen to fall behind in the payment of compulsory entitlements, particularly given these items must be paid by law and in accordance with the current enterprise agreement.

The ETU is advising all members to immediately contact both MERT redundancy trust and your chosen superannuation fund to find out when the last payment was made into your account and if your entitlements are up to date.


Once you have spoken to MERT and your super fund, if there are any underpayments please contact ETU Assistant Secretary Justin Page on 0414 877 301 or justinp@etunsw.com.au

There are also a number of employees at Formway that have not yet joined the ETU – with EBA negotiations due to begin it is imperative that we have maximum membership to ensure that we keep all current entitlements AND win a decent wage increase.

With potential major redundancy and super underpayments and looming EBA negotiations, there has never been a more important time to be an ETU member.


In Unity
Dave McKinley

ETU Canberra Rally to Stop the China Free Trade Agreement

- Wednesday, August 05, 2015

The Abbott Government negotiated the terms of the China Free Trade Agreement in secret because it comes at the cost of local jobs, worker safety, workplace rights and community safety.

Next Monday we're rallying in Canberra to stop the China Free Trade Agreement and demand the Government renegotiate the deal in the interests of the community.

Use your lunch break to join the rally – more information in the attached flyer. RSVP here.

August 10, 2015 at 12pm - 1pm

Garema Place, Canberra
25 Garema Pl
Canberra, ACT 2600

The public is overwhelmingly against this deal and making our message heard is crucial to protecting local jobs. Invite your friends and colleagues. See you there.

Member Information Nights

- Thursday, May 22, 2014

The ETU in partnership with EISSNEW Law and RT Health are hosting a number of member information nights across the state commencing in June.

The first four information evenings will be held in NEWCASTLE, the CENTRAL COAST, SYDNEY and WOLLONGONG with a further eighteen meetings scheduled across the state.

ALL members from all industry sectors are invited to come along and hear from your leadership team about the challenges we face including industrial matters, campaigns and the latest developments in Superannuation.

Full details for the meetings in Newcastle, Central Coast, Sydney and Wollongong including times, dates and venues can be found HERE.

A full list of regional locations and dates can be found HERE. Once times and venues have been finalised for these locations we will notify members.

Food and drink will be served. If you wish to attend please RSVP to Joanne Crowder on 02 9267 4844 or joannec@etunsw.asn.au