«This agreement, which has already been signed by the overwhelming majority of NSW councils, provides security and security for workers in these difficult times and keeps more staff in paid employment for longer. The agreement, the first negotiated by the Council with unions in more than eight years, includes an annual increase in the minimum wage of 2.5 per cent, included in the 2017 minimum wage. Nine days and 10 days off for domestic violence are key aspects of a new enterprise agreement that includes more than 1,600 Newcastle City Council employees. Lake Macquarie City Council is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We believe that a diverse network of employees, which truly reflects the people it serves and represents, is best equipped to understand and meet the needs of our community. That`s why we do our best to understand the skills and attributes that all groups and demographics, including people with disabilities, Aboriginal people and our Veterans, can bring to our organization. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive workforce. If you need help with your application, you can contact us at 4921 0647 or email@example.com. Mayor Nuatali Nelmes said at the time that the agreement «incentitated productivity,» and the United Services Union said it would reduce sick leave and absences. A spokesman for the Lake Macquarie Council said the projected staff costs were «conservative.» «Councils can determine how the work is best done based on people`s skills, availability and location and on the basis of an assessment of the work available, where and for how long. The new award also provides the Board with new flexible leave options. Council chief executive Jeremy Bath said at the end of 2017 that the organisation`s move to a new building in Newcastle West would result in «lower efficiency gains» of 10 to 15 per cent.
The City of Newcastle last year, with its first new enterprise contract in a decade, introduced a series of new terms of employment aimed at providing workers with equivalent flexibility offered by other establishments. To date, the changes have improved the performance of the organization, particularly due to the decrease in absenteeism. For example, the absenteeism rate of our external workers decreased by 24%. In the event of current applications, the links below allow access to the agreement or amendment. These published documents are usually published within 3 business days of publication. «The intention is to keep as many people as possible, as long as possible, as councils navigate through this pandemic,» said Cr Scott.