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Bulletin no. 8
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In bargaining the MUA, in particular, is seeking additional information that has never been reported on including the amount of time the contractors take to complete the work, and details of the associated costs. While I am prepared to commit to consultation and continue current notification principles, I cannot agree to MUAs additional claims. Guiding Management Principles The Guiding Management Principles have been retained in the Agreement. Prior to a decision to engage contractors the following principles apply: considerations on specific work required; how the work can best be done by DPC employees; the most cost effective manner; and how to best meet operational requirements. My correspondence to the unions (dated 6 June 2014) confirmed that it is not intended to use contractors to reduce, or avoid increasing its workforce to perform core business operations. Furthermore, DPC commits to the continuation of appropriate training of employees The above information is in addition to my improved offer in Information Sheet 2/2014. Next Step Negotiations and drafting of a new agreement will continue through regular bargaining meetings which have been scheduled up until the end of June 2014. More Information Regular Bulletins and Information Sheets on the bargaining process and proposals will be posted on the OCPE website under the Enterprise Agreement Negotiation Updates page. CRAIG ALLEN Commissioner for Public Employment 12 June 2014 http://www.enterpriseagreements.nt.gov.au/dpc/docs/Letter-MUA-Intention-of-proposed-Clause-20-notification-process-6-June.pdf http://www.enterpriseagreements.nt.gov.au/dpc/docs/DPC-EBA-Information-Sheet-2.pdf http://www.ocpe.nt.gov.au/working_in_the_ntps/agreements__and__awards/enterprise_agreement_negotiation_updates