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Broadcast Australia: EA negotiations begin

Negotiations with Broadcast Australia (BA) for a new Enterprise Agreement kicked off this week, with meetings on both Monday 14 and Thursday 17 May. 

At this stage, neither BA nor the CWU (on advice from its members) is seeking a major overhaul of the existing agreement. However, as ever, there are a number of issues that relate to day-to-day work practices and interpretation of the current EA that need to be resolved. 

As usual, these are interrelated and include: 

  • Operation and application of certain allowances (Away from Home, Wellbeing)
  • Operation of the current work hours “bucket” arrangements
  • Call out arrangements
  • Rest break issues.
  • Management of TOIL 

BA is also drafting a new policy around Transition to Retirement which will be discussed during the negotiations. 

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 25 May. Any CWU members not yet involved in these discussions and wanting to have input into them should contact their state branch or Dave Smithwick at the Divisional Office.

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