It is our view that a proposed agreement should have been offered in the following terms:
• An annual two percent pay increase for all members over a three-year agreement.
• No changes to current workplace conditions.
• A notional commencement date of 8 March 2016, being the date of expiry of the 2012-16 Enterprise Agreement.
• The commencement of a properly planned bargaining process in early 2018.
We look to the ELEA as the perfect example of how the bargaining process should work – the maximum allowable pay rise applied to existing conditions delivered an 80% yes vote first time around.