If you are a member of the union, you will soon receive a ballot to vote on the proposed labour dispute. Of course, we all strive to minimize the impact on our students and industry partners. Several TAFE institutes met last week to ask the Fair Work Commission to amend the text of the multi-company agreement they signed last October to clarify that the assessment carried out during the teaching period should not be taken into account in the course hours. A teacher at the Bendigo Kangan Institute, who requested anonymity, said that after the move, attendance hours increased from an average of 21 hours per week, as stipulated in the company agreement, to 27 to 30 hours of classes for many teachers. 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. 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. The agreed salary increase of 2.5% will be paid on 23 February 2017.
This involves retroactive payments from the first full payment period, after TAFE NSW has entered into an agreement with the NSW Teachers Federation, i.e. on 2 December 2016. A copy of the approved agreement is available here. 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. . . .