Experienced Bargaining Agent assistance with both Individual Contract and Enterprise Agreement negotiations.
Expert legal advice and Fair Work Commission representation.
Through the strength of numbers, arranging ICT sector specific insurance policies for individual Sub-Contractors and Employees as well as Small Business Sub-Contracting companies.
Our current focuses include:
The offshoring of jobs, resulting in more pressure in the workplace through both increased workloads due to insufficently skilled overseas staff forcing work to be brought back on-shore as well as expectations on the remaining staff to work many more hours than they are paid for;
Promises of bonuses to make up for insufficent retainer salaries that are then not paid when KPIs are not met, largely due to the previous point being implemented by the company;
Sham contracting by some companies defying legal industrial requirements to treat sub-contractors as employees if they contract more than 80% of their time with one company;
Penalties forced on to Sub-Contractors, which result in them effectively working for free from time to time just so they can continue to be given jobs by those companies that have large contracts with Telco and other Network Service Providers;
Forthcoming Enterprise Agreement negotiations with various large industry players with a focus on winning real wage increases, greater job security and clawing back conditions lost through prior poor negotiations engaged in by some union players;
Feel free to contact us for more information and please consider joining us, so together we can provide strong representation for you and other members in your sector of the Information, Communication and digital Technology industry.
To join please complete & send in:
Membership Form, and
For members requiring sub-contractor insurance
We have established a specialist, independent organisation for Information, Communication and digitalTechnology workers.
The big conglomerate union, the CEPU, formed by the amalgamation of the plumbing union, the electrical trades union, the postal union and the telecommunication union has reached the stage of being no longer effective for communication workers, in our view.
The new organisation for communication workers is called the Australian Communication Workers Alliance (ACWA) and is formed by former CEPU Communications Division officials and current members, who believe the re-establishment of a specialist, independent, national association for communication workers is long overdue.
The new organisation for Information Technology, Communication, digital Technology and allied workers will:
be completely free from political parties, factions and political numbers games;
use every last cent of its resources on member support and services, and will not be used for political donations by officials or other wasted expenditure;
fully support diversity, in the association, welcoming all workers regardless of gender, religion or country of origin;
support members without fear or favour and will not be involved in any collaboration with corporate management;
not allow bullying, thuggery, victimisation, intimidation and other totally unacceptable practices to be part of the new organisation's internal affairs.
The new organisation will also provide:
Sound advice and representation on work place matters, including bullying, discrimination, harassment, other unfair treatment, redundancy and job security matters, award conditions and entitlements;
Professional legal advice and assistance on workers compensation matters on the basis of "no win no fee", and other legal advice and support;
Experienced representation in the Fair Work Commission and other courts and jurisdictions;
Experienced bargaining agents to bargain with your employer for workplace agreements;
A range of add-on services to assist you, and improve your life and living standards;
Important advice on your individual employment contracts and how to protect and improve your conditions at work;
Advice and guidance for your own company if you are a sub-contractor;
Regular bulletins, newsletters, web based and other electronic information to keep you abreast of work place and industry information.
The ACWA constitution can be viewed here.
Please join, to ensure the ongoing support required to enable us to represent and support you strongly and effectively.