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

James Smith made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Veterans' Affairs

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From: James Smith

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Dear Department of Veterans' Affairs,

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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Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Smith,

Request reference: LEX 14217

I refer to your request for access to documents. Your request is in the following terms:

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

We received your request on 26 February 2017. You should expect a decision by 28 March 2017. The period of 30 days may be extended if we need to consult third parties, impose a charge or for other reasons. We will advise you if this happens.

We will contact you using the email address you have provided. Please advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601
Facsimile: (02) 6289 6337
Email: [DVA request email]

Yours sincerely

Shihara Caner
Information Access Officer
Information Law
Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

6 March 2017

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From: Vittoria, Nadia
Department of Veterans' Affairs

Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 14217

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Your
request was for:

 

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

 

We received your request 26 February 2017 and the 30 day statutory period
for processing your request commenced from the day after that date.
However, section 15(6) of the FOI Act allows for an additional 30 days to
process the request if the Department needs to consult with third parties
about documents that contain business information about those third
parties.

 

The scope of your request covers documents containing the business
information of a third party. The Department considers it necessary to
consult with this third party under section 27 of the FOI Act. As a
result, section 15(6) of the FOI Act allows for an additional 30 days to
process your request. You should now expect a decision by 27 April 2017.

 

We will contact you using the email address you have provided. Please
advise if you would prefer us to use an alternative means of contact.

 

If you have any questions, please contact me using the following details:

 

Post: GPO Box 9998 CANBERRA ACT 2601

Facsimile: (02) 6289 6316

Email: [1][DVA request email]

 

I apologise for the delay in providing you with notification of this
extension.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Nadia Vittoria

Legal Officer

Information Law

Legal Services, Assurance & Deregulation

 

28 March 2017

 

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Attachment FOI 14217 Statement of Reasons.pdf
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Attachment FOI 14217 DVA Enterprise Agreement 2015 2018 Final Ballot Report.pdf
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Attachment FOI 14217 DVA Enterprise Agreement 2015 2018 1st Ballot Report.pdf
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Dear Mr Smith

 

Freedom of Information Request: FOI 14217

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom of Information Act 1982. Please
find attached to this email the Statement of Reasons and documents
released to you.

 

Kind regards

 

Nadia Vittoria

Legal Officer

Information Law

Legal Services & Assurance

 

27 April 2017

 

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