4 October 2016 – Email about EB meeting

Dear Colleagues

Welcome back to the last term of what has been a very momentous year.

I wanted to let you know that last Friday 30 September, the TAFE NSW bargaining team and I met with the AEU NSW Teachers Federation to progress enterprise bargaining.

We discussed a number of areas within the agreement to help us move forward and finalise it. I'm confident we can work with the unions to negotiate a positive outcome in the near future.

If you are a member of the union, you'll soon receive a ballot to vote on proposed industrial action. Obviously we are all keen to minimise any impact on our students and industry partners. We ask you to support us over the next few weeks as we work hard behind-the-scenes to finalise the agreement.

We have set another formal meeting for 20 October. However, over the next week, we will continue to work with the NSW Teachers Federation to refine elements of the proposal.

I look forward to updating you after the meeting and working together to get a resolution as soon as possible.

If you have specific questions, go to the website or email EBupdate@tafensw.edu.au

Regards

Jon Black

MANAGING DIRECTOR, TAFE NSW