To view the official copy of an enterprise agreement, please contact SAET Registry. Registered contracts apply until they are terminated or replaced. SAET may also reconcile or give instructions when parties are working to negotiate an agreement. A party to an enterprise agreement may apply for authorization, registration or employment with SAET. If a job has a registered contract, the premium does not apply. However, an enterprise agreement sets out the terms of employment of workers covered by the agreement. It is negotiated through a premium security network to help employers and workers define working conditions that will support their needs. The Fair Work Commission can also help employers and workers who are embarking on the “New Approaches” program. Learn more about the new approaches on the Fair Labour Commission website. Some enterprise agreements offer an alternative to the salaries and conditions set by the award. Others refer to certain attribution conditions and set other conditions. SAET`s role is to approve the agreement if it meets the specific requirements of the Fair Work Act 1994.
If you are a party to a signed enterprise agreement, you must apply for SAET authorization within 21 days for SAET to approve it. After approval, the agreement will enter into force. All unions voted in favour of higher wages, but negotiations were limited by the current problems of the pandemic. It is important for Members to vote, as the majority decision determines the outcome of the vote. The CPSU/PSA recommends a “yes” vote to accept the offer of its SA Water Enterprise Agreement. The persistence of a strong commitment to membership is the key to the protection and basis of what we have collectively achieved through successive enterprise agreements. Make sure your colleagues know how important it is to be unionized and what we can do together. The current SA Water Enterprise agreement expires on June 30, 2020. The last pay increase in the current agreement was paid on July 1, 2019. KPdSU/PSA negotiated with other contracting parties to SA-Wasserbetrieba a succession agreement and other salary increases. After extensive negotiations with the CpSU/PSA and the other Unions, SA Water advised to submit the following offer to its employees and to proceed to a staff vote: please receive the appropriate forms via the SAET Forms page.