The Commonwealth Members of Parliament Staff Enterprise Agreement 2012-2015 nominally expired on 19 June 2015. I am now in a position to commence the bargaining process for the next enterprise agreement for Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1984 (MOP(S) Act) employees. It is expected that the first meeting of the committee will take place in February 2016.
Under the Fair Work Act 2009, MOP(S) Act employees are required to be provided with a formal Notice of Employee Representational Rights (NERR) advising them that they may appoint any person, including themselves, as a bargaining representative. This is expected to be distributed by Ministerial & Parliamentary Services on Tuesday 15 December 2015.
Employees may notify Ministerial and Parliamentary Services of their appointed bargaining representative by completing the Bargaining Representative Appointment Form, which is available on the M&PS website.
Employees are not required to nominate a bargaining representative if they do not wish to.
Employees are invited to provide feedback on terms and conditions of employment, by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Information in relation to the negotiation of the next enterprise agreement will also be available on the M&PS website.
Senators and Members are invited to contact their relevant Entitlements Manager should they have any queries in relation to the negotiation of the new enterprise agreement.
Signed by the Minister on 11 December 2015
The Hon Mal Brough MP
Special Minister of State
|Bargaining Representative Appointment Form|
|Notice of employee representational rights|