The Australian Federal Police Association is disappointed by delays imposed by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) on the recommencement of negotiations, after the first proposed enterprise agreement was voted down by a strong majority of AFP appointees.

The first discussion regarding negotiations occurred yesterday (Tuesday, 11 June), where the AFPA was originally optimistic that negotiations would recommence quickly.

AFPA President Alex Caruana said that during the meeting, the AFP informed bargainers that the AFP would not resume negotiations until the completion of a proposed staff survey.

“The AFPA was ready to recommence negotiations yesterday; we have done our homework, and it is obvious that the AFP had not. There is no reason that negotiations cannot run jointly with the AFP’s proposed survey. If the AFP Executive seriously does not know why the proposed enterprise agreement was voted down, then they are truly disengaged and disconnected from their workforce.

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