The ASU has attended a meeting with the FSU and Bupa representatives to talk about when negotiations can commence for a new EBA with Bupa. The current EBA expires for re-negotiation purposes 31st December 2017.
What is the first step?
Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR).
The Fair Work Act requires Bupa to provide all employees who are to be covered by, or, proposed to be covered by your EBA with a letter outlining your rights. Negotiators of EBAs are called “bargaining representatives”. Members of the ASU do not have to do anything about the appointment of a bargaining representative – the ASU is automatically your bargaining representative and ASU official Joanne Knight, will conduct the negotiations for ASU members.
You do not need to do anything. When it is posted, the NERR will be the legal notice advising employees of their rights.
EBA Negotiations and your input
The ASU always ensures that all members get an opportunity to have their say on the issues that are important to you. ASU Organisers are making plans to visit some worksites to talk about working at Bupa. Contact your local Organiser about when visits might be taking place for your office.
It’s important to us to hear your views about the EBA. If you’re not a member of the ASU, you can join online now at our secure form: www.asu.asn.au/asujoin
You have any questions about any of the above, contact your local organiser (download the full bulletin below for details)