A spokesman for Energy and Resources Minister Anthony Roberts said Networks NSW understands job security is important for employees and containing electricity price increases is important for households and businesses. "While Networks NSW is in the early stages of the good faith bargaining process, Ausgrid has offered a three-year agreement without forced redundancy in recognition of employee concerns around job security," he said. "Networks NSW is committed to delivering on its promise to customers that it will contain increases in its share of electricity bills to less than CPI for the next five years.
The union wants redundancy entitlements of three weeks per year of service in the company policy to be formally included in an enterprise agreement. "These job security measures have zero cost impact but provide workers and their families with certainty and security," Mr Butler said. "Given the government wants to privatise Ausgrid, we are hoping that the Premier and management will take this into consideration during negotiations and offer workers greater job security.
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