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Laska Exactly... 3 people representing the employees side, attended meetings which were called by the employer. These meetings would best be described as without prejudice discussions to see if any common ground could be found to satisfy the employers wish to reduce its contributions. They all agreed that they had exhausted talks and the employer tendered its final proposal. It is most unfortunate that this was published as an agreed proposal. The employees representatives made it clear that it never had a mandate to negotiate or make agreements. The employee reps agreed that they had exhausted talks and would report back to the ASEO. The employer and the press are not helping the situation by insisting that agreement was reached and the Unions are now changing their mind. No Union group agree to these proposals.