The 2013 Eastern Tree Services EBA has now been endorsed by members with an overwhelming majority of ‘Yes’ votes. After the votes were counted 97.7% of those that voted supported the agreement
The Agreement will now got to Fair Work Australia for approval and certification, this process will take approximatly a month. This finalises a process that began in early 2013.
The final agreed outcome is a 3 year deal that delivers,3% in the first year (already paid), 4% at July 1 2014 and 4% at July 1 2015, Income Protection/Top Up insurance, Clarity on Travel Arrangements and an ongoing commitment to Depot based employment.
The fact that the vote was almost unanimous around NSW indicates that it’s a good outcome.
A big thankyou the members and delegates that were involved in the negotiation and provided constructive ideas and comment, particularly those members that were part of the negotiating team.
Also thank you to ETU Organisers for their hard work and persistance including Geoff Prime, Mick Doust and Adam Wardrope.