An important part of the business negotiation process is your right to appoint a negotiator to participate in the negotiations on your behalf. There are three ways to get represented during negotiations: To learn more about the new company agreements, click on the following links: Victorian TAFE professors at dual-sector universities are subject to the following dual-sector agreements We have created webinars to help with implementation and agreement statements. Click below and searh for TAFE-specific training to access these recordings. Where a company agreement is in operation, the premium does not apply. The NERR exhibition is an important step in the process of meeting a company agreement. In the event of irregularities in this process, the Fair Work Commission will not approve a company agreement, even if it has been approved by a majority of employees. That would mean an additional delay of several months — a result I want to avoid. Accordingly, I would like to point out that TAFE NSW is using with immediate effect the current negotiation process for a company agreement to replace the TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013. Today, I participated in a teachers and related employees Enterprise Bargaining meeting with the AEU NSW Teachers` Federation and self-proclaimed representatives, the 14th meeting that took place since the agreement expired last July. To date, ten formal meetings have been held between the Federation and tafe NSW and regular meetings have continued. Both sides committed to agree as soon as possible on a proposed new company agreement.
In order to ensure that there is no uncertainty about the validity of the NERR or possible delays in pursuing a new agreement, TAFE NSW has decided to terminate the ongoing negotiation process so that a new process can start as soon as possible. Your company agreement sets out the terms and conditions of your work, including your salary, leave, workload, and dispute resolution processes. To learn more about Enterprise Agreements, please see the frequently asked questions or read this brochure. To provide feedback or ask your own questions, please visit the website. You can ask questions and give feedback on the companies` negotiation process: TAFE NSW and AEU NSW Teachers Federation have expressed their support for this cooperative approach, which is due to move on to the 2015 round of negotiations. TAFE NSW is about to start negotiations for a new company agreement for TAFE NSW employees, which will be covered by the TAFE Commission of NSW Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013. The current agreement expires on 30 June 2015. To learn more about company agreements, please see the frequently asked questions or consult the Enterprise Bargaining brochure. (PDF file) We discussed a number of areas within the agreement in order to move forward and conclude it.
I am confident that we can work with the unions to negotiate a positive outcome in the near future. „TAFE NSW continues to commit to a teacher-approved agreement approved by the Fair Work Commission. This may take time, but TAFE is determined to continue negotiating in good faith to try to reach an agreement with unions and negotiators. Once these negotiations are completed, you will be asked to vote on a new company agreement. In the meantime, the existing company agreement, which covers wages and working conditions, remains in force. If you have any questions, you can contact your local personnel manager. On the Fair Work Commission`s website you will find very useful information on company agreements with www.fwc.gov.au/awards-and-agreements/agreements or you can also call its information line at 1300 799 675. A number of bargaining issues were identified and addressed, including the level of salary increases, the duration of the proposed agreement, the conditions of employment and the current experimentation with staff roles.
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