Following our last update (which you can check out on our website), your bargaining team met for another day of talks on 19 July.
The result was an agreement has been reached for a settlement, subject to ratification, for the renewal of the Metals and Manufacturing MECA for 2019.
The parties are still in discussion to finalise the wording of the new clauses required to meet the amendments to the Employment Relations Act and some new clauses as a result of members’ claims.
Members can look forward to full details of the proposed settlement, and notification of ratification meetings in the near future.
In the meantime, thank you all for your participation and support during the process.
Your bargaining team.