You can ask questions and give feedback on the negotiation process for companies: if you have specific questions, I ask you to participate in forums in your institute, go to the website or send an email EnterpriseBargaining2015@tafensw.edu.au TAFE NSW is committed to negotiating in good faith until we have an enterprise agreement that will help TAFE compete in a competitive professional training environment and continue to offer quality training. 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. TAFE NSW is in the process of entering into negotiations for a new enterprise 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 June 30, 2015. I would like to thank everyone for asking questions and giving valuable feedback on the proposal. Throughout this process, TAFE NSW has achieved a number of key objectives that we have set for enterprise bargaining: a TAFE NSW spokesperson said it had participated in “constructive negotiations” with the NSW Teachers` Federation on a new enterprise agreement after the previous one expired in February. For more information on enterprise agreements, see the frequently asked questions or in this brochure. To comment or ask your own questions, please visit the site. The TAFE NSW negotiating team and the union discussed the status of current test roles in the next enterprise agreement. Tafe NSW and AEU NSW Teachers Federation have spoken out in favour of this cooperative approach, which will be implemented in the 2015 round of negotiations. 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. If you have any questions, please refer to tafensw.edu.au/enterprise-bargaining or e-mail EnterpriseBargaining2015@tafensw.edu.au “COVID-19 has had dramatic consequences for communities and professional life. Negotiations for the new enterprise agreement have been halted, while TAFE NSW continues to assess the impact of COVID-19,” said a TAFE NSW spokesperson. If you have any specific questions, go to the website or email EBupdate@tafensw.edu.au If you have any questions about the process or the new agreement, please contact your local team for people and security or email EBupdate@tafensw.edu.au. “The directors received a salary increase after a new enterprise agreement was reached for the directors of the TAFE.” If you would like to appoint a negotiator to represent you during the negotiation process (including yourself), send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. The email must contain your full name and electronic signature, as well as the details of the representative you wish to name. You can appoint a negotiator at any time during the negotiation process. 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.