17 August 2015 – EMAIL ABOUT EB SESSION 5
I am pleased to report that after two and a half months of bargaining TAFE NSW has presented a draft of the Enterprise Agreement for TAFE NSW Administrative, Support and Related Staff. This new version is the result of 18 months consultation with the unions and other bargaining representatives. Most importantly, it demonstrates that TAFE has listened to feedback it has received from our employees and unions.
A better offer for all employees
The Government has agreed to TAFE NSW offering a 2.5% wage increase backdated to July 2015 if an enterprise agreement is voted up within 90 days of the commencement of bargaining. We believe that it is important for you to have the opportunity to vote for this increase before it passes. During the bargaining meeting this week, I indicated to the unions and bargaining representatives that TAFE NSW intends to provide our staff with that opportunity.
Our commitment hasn't changed and all the additional benefits we've outlined previously are still included in the agreement.
|Original and current proposal||What this means for you|
Immediate 2.5% pay increase (backdated to July 2015) per year for two years
Salary Structure levels and points
Work Level Standards
Implementation of the new structure is not immediate – by business reform and new/vacant positions
How has the offer changed?
Our goal with this round of bargaining has always been to work collaboratively with our employees and the unions to make what we believe is a fair and reasonable offer. That's why we've listened to your feedback and made some changes to our proposal.
|Proposal||Original||Improve||What this means for you|
What thisHours of work
36.25hours per week
Flexible working hours agreement
All full-time staff (including shift workers)
Opening hours and bandwidth
Overtime for day workers and shift loading for shift workers after 7pm if directed/rostered
Only if the employee agrees
Contemporary Classification Structure
Library stream keeps current salary structure as their own stream,
Librarian Grade 4 & 5 included
The proposed streams are:
Documents tabled by TAFE NSW
View the document tabled by TAFE NSW at this meeting:
- TAFE NSW Proposal Part 5 – We have listened to you
- TAFE NSW DRAFT Enterprise Agreement – NEW Section 6
- TAFE NSW DRAFT Enterprise Agreement – Sections 1–5
- Overview document – Summary
- Flexible Working Hours Agreement – Draft
What happens next?
Although we haven't finalised the agreement, it is important that you understand what happens next. TAFE NSW will discuss the Enterprise Agreement with the unions and nominated representative on the 26 & 27 August, after which it is TAFE's intention to go to a ballot to preserve the opportunity for back pay.
Want to know more?
To find out more about enterprise agreements please view the Frequently Asked Questions. To provide feedback, ask your own questions and find all the information you need to own your vote please visit the website.
Kerry PentonDIRECTOR, WORKFORCE ENGAGEMENT