The National Committee has met in person over the past two days to discuss in detail the FENZ offer to settle the collective agreement negotiations.

The NZPFU received a summary of offer from FENZ on 8 April 2022 which was essentially the same position that was outlined to members in information meetings held by video conferences last month.  Post those NZPFU meetings the National President, Vice President and Secretary met with Brendan Nally, Daryl Purdy and Chris Wells in a bid to move FENZ to a reasonable offer.  The FENZ representatives left that meeting stating they would put a reconsidered position to the Executive Leadership Team for consideration.  Whatever was put by those representatives or considered by the ELT,  the end result has been no change to the financial position FENZ provided back in February 2022.

Today the National Committee unanimously passed the following Motion:

The National Committee met in person on 12 and 13 April 2022 to consider the FENZ summary of offer to settle the collective agreement negotiations, as received by email on 8 April 2022.  This National Committee has determined to recommend to members to reject the offer. 

Moved: Ian Wright
Seconded: Joseph Stanley
Carried unanimously

Membership meetings will be organised shortly to provide members with the detail of the offer.  A ballot will be conducted where members will be advised to REJECT the offer.  Members will also vote on ballots for industrial action at those meetings.

In unity,
National President Ian Wright
National Vice President Joseph Stanley
National Secretary Wattie Watson
Northern Branch Secretary Martin Campbell, President Jeff Shrimpton and Vice President James Hall
Central Branch Secretary Rob Hutchison, President Greg Lee and Vice President Rik Walsh
Southern Branch Secretary Mark Leonard, President Norn Gilroy and Vice President Aaron McKay

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As you will be well aware by now, we have finally reached an agreed term of settlement in the negotiation for a new CEA. The NZPFU is recommending members accept it and ratify the settlement offer. The National Committee has completely wrung out the sponge for every possible drop of benefit to members, and it's now our turn to act.

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