Enterprise bargaining - what information is provided to department about employees' votes?

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Home Affairs

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Immigration and Border Protection,

This is request for information under the Freedom of Information Act.

I request all documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining ballots were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook the ballots.

This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as well as any additional information related to the vote. For example, a breakdown of the vote by employee location, or APS level.

The scope of this request covers any such documents that were received as a result of EBA offers made to staff under:

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015
or
Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy 2014

I thank you in advance for processing this request.

Yours faithfully,

James Smith

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Good morning Mr Smith

Acknowledgement of Freedom of Information Access request

I refer to a request received under the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (the FOI Act) on 26 February 2017 seeking access to the following documents:

'all documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining ballots were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook the ballots. This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as well as any additional information related to the vote. For example, a breakdown of the vote by employee location, or APS level. The scope of this request covers any such documents that were received as a result of EBA offers made to staff under:
Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015 or Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy 2014.'

Your request has been allocated FOI request number FA 17/02/00939. Please include your FOI request number in all correspondence with the Freedom of Information Section.

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Freedom of Information Section
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Our references: FA 17/02/00939; ADF2017/23632

 

Dear Mr Smith,

 

I refer to your FOI request received on 26 February 2017, seeking access
to the following:

All documents wherein the outcome of any enterprise bargaining ballots
were communicated to the department by the entity who undertook the
ballots.  This shall include the YES/NO vote amounts or percentages as
well as any additional information related to the vote. For example, a
breakdown of the vote by employee location, or APS level.  The scope of
this request covers any such documents that were received as a result of
EBA offers made to staff under:

Workplace Bargaining Policy 2015
or
Australian Government Public Sector Workplace Bargaining Policy 2014.

 

The Department has made a decision on this request. Please see attached
the signed decision letter, decision record and documents released under
the FOI Act.    

 

This request has now been closed.

 

with regards,

Helen Simons

FOI Officer

Freedom of Information, Privacy & Records Management Branch

Corporate Services Division | Corporate Group

Department of Immigration and Border Protection
E: [1][DIBP request email]

 

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