JTG staff have voted overwhelmingly to endorse the ASU EBA deal negotiated and recommended by the ASU's JTG National Negotiating Team. The external company conducting the ballot, Elections Australia Pty Ltd has declared that the JTG Services Pty Ltd Agreement 2013 has been approved by the majority of staff who voted. 94.65% of staff who voted in the ballot, voted in favour of the Agreement.
JTG and the ASU will shortly lodge the paperwork with the Fair Work Commission. Once the Fair Work Commission approves the agreement the EBA commences. We hope that this occurs in the next 3 – 4 weeks.
When do I get my payrises?
Once the EBA has been approved by the Fair Work Commission, the JTG pay office can adjust wage rates and calculate back pay owed to individual staff. JTG have told us that the back pay should be available by the second pay period after the approval by the Commission.
Back pay is payable from the first pay period on or after 30th April 2012 and then a further increase becomes payable from the first pay period on or after 30th April 2013 so pay rates are due to rise by 7% in total after 30th April 2013.
There is also a big pay increase coming for those staff on Junior rates ( anyone under 21 years ) under the previous agreement as these have been removed in our new EBA so regardless of your age you get the full Adult rate payable under this agreement.
A big thank you to JTG NNT
Once again a big thank you must go to our ASU National Negotiating Team who worked hard with members to secure the best deal possible.
Who you can contact
If you have any questions about the EBA or the Back pay contact your local ASU Organiser. Download PDF bulletin here for contact details jtg-bulletin130426.pdf