Media release: Statement on Industrial Action by Evoenergy employees


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31 Aug 2023

Statement from Evoenergy

The below statement is attributable to an Evoenergy spokesperson, in relation to protected industrial action being taken by members of the Electrical Trades Union (ETU) at Evoenergy.


Evoenergy is currently negotiating with employees and representative unions on a replacement for our Enterprise Agreement which expired on 30 June 2023.

Evoenergy considers the pay offer and other benefits that have been proposed by Evoenergy in bargaining are fair and recognise the hard work of our employees while balancing customers' expectations regarding energy costs and the services we provide.


The offer includes pay increases totalling 9.5% over 3 years and 15% superannuation. With most allowances also increasing in line with pay increases. The proposed agreement also provides for additional pay increases based on performance or competency progression. We also included a $1500 sign-on payment in recognition of current cost of living pressures.

In addition, the proposed Enterprise Agreement contains generous terms and conditions of employment, including enhanced parental leave provisions and income protection.

The same pay offer has recently been accepted by employees in the retail and corporate areas of the ActewAGL Joint Venture, who are covered by a separate Enterprise Agreement.

Protected Industrial Action

Following a majority ‘no’ vote by Evoenergy employees on the proposed agreement, negotiations are continuing. The Electrical Trades Union is continuing to take protected industrial action.

Impact of any protected industrial action on customers to date, has been minimal. Evoenergy’s priority has remained the safe and timely resolution of any outages, and we have largely minimised any disruption to customers.

There may however be unavoidable disruptions to some of our services during this time, including delays to customer works being completed (connections), and the cancellation of planned interruptions at late notice. 

Safety is always our highest priority, and the ETU have provided undertakings in this regard.

Customers should continue to call us on 13 10 93 in the event of an electricity fault or emergency.

There will be no impact to the gas network and customers should continue to call 13 19 09 for gas faults or emergencies.

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