27 April 2016 – Email announcing the access period

Dear Colleagues

This email contains important information about the employee ballot for the proposed TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement (the 'Agreement'), which will open on 5 May 2016.

Today, I am writing to advise you that:

  • the  'Access Period' will begin from today (the access period is, in accordance with the Fair Work Act 2009, the period in which employees have access to the terms of the Agreement to enable them to consider how they will vote); and
  • the ballot will open at 12:01am on Thursday 5 May and close at 11:59pm on Tuesday 10 May 2015 (Ballot Period).

Who is eligible to vote?

All current teaching and related employees are eligible to vote.  Part time casual teachers must have worked in 2016 to be eligible to vote. 

How do I vote?

The ballot will be conducted by a company called CorpVote, which has expertise in managing independent and secure electronic and telephone voting processes.

Prior to the Ballot Period, all employees eligible to vote will receive an email from CorpVote at their work email address. This email will contain:

  • your individual log in and password details;
  • a link that will take you directly to the voting portal for the Agreement; and
  • instructions on how to vote.

Employees who have notified us that they are on leave, will also receive voting information sent to their home address. This will contain the details on how to vote via the internet or telephone.   

During the Ballot Period, you can vote on your computer at work or at home or by telephone. If you want to vote on your computer at home you can send the email from CorpVote from your work email address to your home email address.

Where can I find more information?

Attached to this email are copies of:

  • the proposed Agreement;
  • a guide explaining the terms of the Agreement;
  • Information from Corpvote on how to vote in the ballot.

Copies of these documents are also available below:

Regards and please stay safe,

Jon Black