Rate capping has placed increased financial restraint on councils, therefore many are looking to gain efficiencies during enterprise agreement negotiations.
Alpine Shire Council successfully negotiated a three-year wage freeze with its employees during its Enterprise Bargaining Agreement process in 2016.
This was achieved through close consultation with bargaining representatives and employees, with strong support and sound advice from HR Legal, namely Dan Feldman and Phoebe Tolich.
In addition to this, HR Legal consistently provides sound advice on a wide range of industrial relations matters in a very timely manner. We continue to use HR Legal and I would recommend their services to other councils.
Charlie Bird, Chief Executive Officer