The agreed 2.5% salary increase will be paid on February 23, 2017. This includes retroactive payments from the first full pay period, after TAFE NSW reached an agreement with the NSW Teachers Federation on December 2, 2016. Your enterprise agreement defines the terms and conditions of your work, including your compensation, leave, work settlement and dispute resolution process. A copy of the approved agreement can be reached here. So far, ten formal meetings have been held between federation and TAFE NSW, and regular meetings have continued. Both parties have committed to agreeing as soon as possible to a proposed new enterprise agreement. We have created webinars to support the implementation and declaration of the agreement. Click below, and searh for TAFE-specific training to access these recordings. If you are a member of the union, you will soon have a vote on the proposed trade union actions. Of course, we are all interested in minimizing the impact on our students and industry partners. We ask you to support us in the coming weeks if we work hard behind the scenes to complete the agreement. The TAFE NSW negotiating team and the union discussed the status of current test roles in the next enterprise agreement.
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. 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. If you have specific questions, go to the site or email EBupdate@tafensw.edu.au brief, you will receive two more emails from me. The first will inform you that TAFE NSW agrees to renegotiate for an enterprise agreement that can be approved by the Fair Work Commission. The second will provide you with a new NERR. If you have any questions, you can contact your local staff manager. The Fair Work Commission website contains very useful information about enterprise agreements in www.fwc.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/agreements or you can also call your infoline on 1300 799 675. 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. As is often the case in negotiations, many issues have been conditioned by the agreement of a final package. The union was not able to report to members at each stage because the issue depended on a full agreement.
That`s why it looks like it ended quickly.