8 July 2016 – Email announcing the ballot opening

Dear Colleagues

Tomorrow you will have the opportunity to vote for a revised enterprise agreement. You should have already received your details from CorpVote Voting Services.

TAFE has improved its proposal to include an increase of 2.5% to the Early Childhood Directors and Teachers in Charge Allowance, in line with the salary increase for supervision of 1 to 6 employees and 7 employees or more. This amendment addresses the primary concern that employees expressed to us in the last ballot.

If the ballot is successfully supported, you will receive a 2.5% pay rise effective from the first pay period after 14 June 2016 and processed on the first pay period after approval by the Fair Work Commission. You will also receive a further 2.5% pay increase after 14 June 2017.

The rest of the original offer remains the same – available on the TAFE NSW enterprise bargaining website.

I urge you to vote 'Yes' for the proposal and secure your pay increase.

Kind Regards,

Jon Black