Ballot for action at Batchelor
NTEU NT Division will conduct a protected action ballot in relation to the slow progress of bargaining at the Batchelor Institute for Indigenous Tertiary Education (BIITE).
This is following the successful obtaining of orders from Fair Work Australia (FWA) on 23 June.
In granting the orders, Commissioner Hampton recognised the difficult circumstances surrounding bargaining at BIITE over the last 18 months.
He encouraged the parties to work together in a cooperative and productive way over the next few weeks with a view to reaching agreement, and offered his assistance if required.
A representative from BIITE appeared at the hearing but did not oppose the application. The representative indicated that the Institute would deliver an administrative pay increase in early July of around 4%.
NTEU will meet with BIITE representatives in the week commencing 26 July for a detailed review of the financial situation, and to set the agenda and timetable for future negotiations and discussions