Ahead of an election, you are asked to update your contact details (if they have changed) with the Australian Electoral Commission. A similar principle applies ahead of a vote related to your EBA – with the key difference being that if the ANMF and your employer don’t have matching correct details you will not get to vote with your ANMF member colleagues to support taking protected industrial action.
The taking of legally protected industrial action can be needed on occasions to achieve the best outcome. But to make that happen, at least 50 per cent of eligible members covered by the EBA in each workplace must participate in the vote.
So it will be critically important, should we need to take these steps, that you login to the member portal to check the contact details we have on file, and to update them if required. Equally as important is to then ensure that your employer has the same correct details.
Why? To be eligible to vote for protected industrial action, your employer must provide employee contact details to the ballot provider and ANMF must also provide member contact details. If your ANMF and workplace contact details do not match you will not get a vote.
The details that must match include surname, first name, middle name, date of birth, work email, private email, mobile, postal address and if you work for more than one public sector employer.
The more ANMF members who participate, the more likely we will achieve a better outcome.