The following is a summary of key employment conditions for Ergon Energy employees.
Employment Terms and Conditions
The terms and conditions of employment at Ergon Energy are contained in the Ergon Energy Union Collective Agreement 2011 (PDF 905.8 kb). This Agreement sets out the benefits and working conditions that reflect the specific needs of our business and enable us to improve our ability to attract and retain employees at a time when there is significant competition within the energy market for skilled people
Remuneration, Benefits and Rewards
We constantly strive to be competitive and flexible in our remuneration, benefits and rewards policies, and procedures.
The policies are designed to be fair to all employees, while still rewarding those who deliver above and beyond expectations. An employee's level of total remuneration, benefits and rewards is generally linked to their performance.
The framework for assessing performance and remuneration, benefits or rewards is transparent, auditable and open providing clear disclosure to Ergon Energy's board, employees and other key stakeholders.
As part of the conditions of the Ergon Energy Union Collective Agreement 2011 (PDF 905.8 kb) Ergon Energy employees receive an annual 4.5% wage increase for the life of the Agreement.
As part of their employment conditions, employees may also receive:
- Living Away From Home Allowance (LAFHA)
- Locality allowance
- Uniforms and personal protective equipment (PPE)
- Tools allowance for tradespeople
- Toolkits (for Apprentices)
- Course fees and text books (for Apprentices and Technical Trainees)
Full details of the allowances payable to employees can be found in the Ergon Energy Union Collective Agreement 2011 (PDF 905.8 kb).
To help our people maintain a work/life balance, we offer a number of provisions that enable employees to organise their working arrangements in a flexible way, subject to business needs. These include:
- The opportunity to work a nine-day fortnight
- The ability to purchase additional annual leave
- Provision of special leave without pay
- Provision of leave without pay
- Transition to retirement arrangements
- Provision of part-time arrangements in relation to parental leave.
Full details of the leave entitlements for employees can be found in the Ergon Energy Union Collective Agreement 2011 (PDF 905.8 kb).
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct (PDF 19.1 kb) is based on the fundamental principles that all business affairs are conducted legally and ethically, and with strict observance of the highest standards of integrity and propriety. The Code sets out the standard of conduct expected of all employees, along with examples of acceptable and unacceptable behaviour.
We actively encourage our people to report unlawful or unethical behaviour through our confidential service - FairCall - independently provided by KPMG. FairCall provides a channel for employees to report, with complete confidentiality, any suspected fraud, acts of unethical conduct or policy breaches.