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PN Bulk EA Update 14

May 11, 2022News PN Updates Update


Further to our last Newsflash, yesterday our application to conduct a ballot to take protected action was approved by the Fair Work Commission.

Process from here
The ballot will be conducted by the RTBU Locomotive Division’s chosen Ballot Agent and will be electronic. The timetable will be as follows:

Monday, 16 May 2022 
CiVS (The company we chose to do the vote) provides Notice to Employees  by 18:00 AEST via email and SMS. This will include instructions on how to  vote. Those without emails or a mobile will be sent a paper vote.

Tuesday, 17 May 2022 
Roll of voters closes 17:00 AEST. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2022 

Ballot opens 09:00 AEST. CiVS emails login details to eligible voters just prior  to the vote opening. SMS is sent to eligible voters. 

Wednesday, 1 June 2022 
Ballot closes 12:00 AEST. CiVS sends the results to the parties. 

You must be a member and work under this EA to vote.  

It is important that every member votes and VOTES YES to all seven questions. 

Voting will be simple and easy. Please vote yes to all questions and ensure all your workmates do the  same as its vital that we send a clear message to PN that you: 

• Are serious and want PN to listen and recognise your claims,  

• Are not simply going to accept your conditions being attacked nor those of future workers, and

• Want PN to continue to employee people directly and provide secure jobs for its workers.  

Once voting is complete and after receiving feedback from you, your negotiating team will decide which  Industrial Action will be implemented to best affect. We must give the company seven days’ notice of any  Protected Action.

In further news we are meeting with PN today at 12 noon before Deputy President Saunders after PN  lodged their Bargaining dispute. We will let you know what the outcome of the meeting is via another  Newsflash as soon as we can following this meeting. 


Only members of the RTBU can take Protected  Action!  

Additionally, if your address or phone number  has not been updated then you will need to  contact the voting agent and also advise us by  completing a change of details form.

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