Jemena members prove new agreement

Members at Jemena achieved a significant win in their EBA negotiations in December after a protected action ballot was overwhelmingly voted up. 

Once Jemena had been notified of the members’ intention to take action they called emergency meetings with the ETU shop stewards at the 11th hour. The outcome of these meetings saw significant wins for the members, as shown below.

ETU organiser Matt Boyd said, ‘This EBA delivers the job security our Jemena members need in 2017 and beyond. Together with a 16% increase in wages and allowances over four years and full backpay, this is a great outcome in the current climate. Our shop stewards were fantastic throughout the whole process of negotiations and deserve a huge pat on the back from the members they represent.’ 

  • No trade-offs
  • Four-year duration, ending in 2020
  • Increases of 16% on wages and allowances over four years with full backpay
  • Significant increases to income protection and the severance and climatic conditions allowance
  • Increased job security including protections against part-time, fixed-term and casual employment undermining conditions and overtime
  • Stronger protections against contractors undermining conditions
  • Clauses that strengthen health and safety standards
  • Protection of the trade from being undermined by trade assistants
  • Protections against the introduction of tracking devices
  • Introduction of shift restrictions
  • New clause to deal with visa-holders and single-person work
  • Strengthened temporary crew leaders’ clause
  • The ability to purchase additional leave
This article is from the Autumn 2017 issue of the ETU's members magazine. You can read the digital edition here.