Tafe Commission Of Nsw Teachers And Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013

Recently, tafe NSW learned that the Communication on Workers` Representation Rights (NERR), which was distributed to employees in June 2015, contained a technical error. The neRR edition is an important step in the enterprise agreement process. In the event of irregularities in this process, the Fair Labour Commission will not approve an enterprise agreement, even if it has been adopted by the majority of workers. This would mean an additional delay of several months – a result I would like to avoid. All current teachers and associate staff have the right to vote. If you have any questions, please visit tafensw.edu.au/enterprise-bargaining or email EnterpriseBargaining2015@tafensw.edu.au I would like to thank everyone for the question and for giving a valuable feedback on the proposal. Throughout this process, TAFE NSW has achieved a number of key objectives that we have set ourselves for enterprise negotiation: if you have any questions about the process or the new agreement, please, talk to your local people and safety team or email EBupdate@tafensw.edu.au. TAFE NSW is committed to negotiating in good faith until we have an enterprise agreement that will allow TAFE to compete in a competitive professional training environment and continue to offer quality training. Accordingly, I would like to point out that TAFE NSW is terminating, with immediate effect, the ongoing negotiation process for an enterprise agreement to replace the TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013. A number of negotiating issues have been identified and addressed, including quantum increases, the duration of the proposed agreement, terms of employment and current experimentation with staff functions.

Discussions focused on scoping and further clarification, and more detailed negotiations were expected in subsequent rounds. If you have any questions about this process, talk to peter.baxter11@tafensw.edu.au. Teachers are calling for the same pay increase for public school teachers and other TAFE staff. We discussed a number of areas as part of the agreement to help us move forward and complete it. I am confident that we will be able to work with the unions to negotiate a positive outcome in the near future. Prior to the start of negotiations, the Federation conducted a survey of all TAFE members covered by the agreement to set their priorities for the new EA. This poll showed by an overwhelming majority that teachers wanted to focus on a 2.5% increase in annual salary without loss of conditions. Today, I attended a meeting of teachers and related staff held with the NSW AEU Teachers` Federation and self-proclaimed representatives, the 14th meeting that has taken place since the agreement expired last July. A spokesman for TAFE NSW said it had participated in “constructive negotiations” with the NSW Teachers` Association for a new enterprise agreement after the previous one expired in February. If you would like to appoint a negotiator to represent you during the negotiation process (including yourself), send an email to enterprisebargaining2015@tafensw.edu.au.