Boeing members celebrate touchdown

As the Boeing Dreamliner 787 touched down in Australia for the first this week, there was a special sense of excitement among the APESMA engineers that developed its innovative wing structure. Boeing engineer and APESMA member Joel Rowbottom said that he was “relieved and happy” to see the aircraft in the air, after more than…

Approaches to Managing Risk

’Engineering Risk Management’ is part of the Chifley Business School MBA program. This extract provides an insight into how Chifley’s MBA is designed to meet the needs of technology professionals.   Traditionally, a reactive approach was used to manage risk.  For each loss event that occurred, management reacted by developing counter measures to prevent a…

Queensland Energy Sector Update

APESMA delegates in Queensland are negotiating agreements at Energex, Ergon Energy, Powerlink and SPARQ Solutions for replacement agreements. Delegates have been negotiating for claims to address the undervaluing of Professional Engineers, IT and Scientists at government owned electricity industry companies. Key claims have been tabled around career progression, maintenance and gaining of Registration of Professional…

APESMA puts case to Senate Inquiry

APESMA has called for immediate investment in skills and expertise in a submission to the Senate Committee Inquiry into Defence Procurement. APESMA has identified that without action on skills gaps and capability, Defence will not be able to deliver the strategic reform program Force 2030 on schedule. As part of the presentation to the Inquiry,…

ACMA Technical Professionals Take Action

Engineers and other professionals working at the Australian Communications and Media Authority have voted to take protected action in their quest to support capability within the enterprise agreement. The ACMA Management Bargaining Team’s reluctance to engage at the negotiation table on key skills issues and failure to present a reasonable pay offer has led staff…

Brisbane City Council Win

APESMA members have run a successful campaign to ensure professional positions are not downgraded during the workplace redesign process that is part of budget cuts at Brisbane City Council.   Members signed a petition calling on council to ensure that engineers would not be forced on to lesser conditions and that roles would not be…