TAFE Teachers

TAFE EA Ballot - UPDATE (24/11/16)

All TAFE teachers are urged to vote YES to the proposed TAFE Teachers and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement when voting opens this week. 

Federation supports the Agreement because it provides:    

  • a 2.5 per cent salary increase each year
  • a duration of three years
  • protection of current working conditions
  • no change to current teaching hours
  • confirmation in writing from TAFE that the existing administrative arrangements will continue for the life of the Agreement (this allows TAFE teachers to continue to work off-site for five hours);
  • no change to related duties for part time casual teachers
  • the implementation of the three trial roles (Head Teacher Band 3, Assessor and Educational Support Officer) as classifications in the Enterprise Agreement 
  • the establishment of a joint working party to develop a comprehensive future workforce capability framework. 

This proposed Enterprise Agreement is very different to TAFE’s previous proposals which were opposed by the union and resoundingly voted down earlier this year by TAFE teachers.

TAFE will not pursue its proposal for the introduction of Trainers.    

The statement of duties for new positions limits the work these people can perform. The Education Support Officer “does not teach or prepare lessons, or resources and does not deliver training nor undertake assessment”. The Assessor “does not teach or deliver training”. The Head Teacher 3 does not supervise other Head Teachers.

The Agreement provides 2.5 per cent from the first pay period on or after November 24, 2016 and an increase 12 months later of 2.5 per cent in 2017, with a further 2.5 per cent increase in 2018.    

Voting opens from 12:01am on Friday November 25 and closes at 11:59pm on Thursday December 1.

It is important for all TAFE teachers to vote YES. 

For further information click here.

 

TAFE Enterprise Agreement Update (16/11/16)

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TAFE Enterprise Agreement – FAQ

On Thursday October 20, 2016, TAFE NSW and the NSW Teachers Federation finally agreed on the terms of settlement for a new Enterprise Agreement to cover TAFE teachers and related employees.

The terms of settlement on which the new Enterprise Agreement will be based were communicated to all relevant employees on Monday October 24. The terms of settlement are:

  • a 2.5 per cent salary increase each year
  • a duration of three years
  • all existing working conditions of employees to be maintained
  • no change to teaching hours
  • no change to related duties for part time casual teachers
  • continuation of existing administrative arrangements for TAFE teachers to work the five hours off-site
  • the implementation of the three trial roles (Head Teacher Band 3, Assessor and Educational Support Officer) as classifications in the Enterprise Agreement
  • the establishment of a joint working party to develop a comprehensive future workforce capability framework.

Read more here

TAFE Enterprise Agreement Joint Communique

Federation and TAFE have agreed on terms of settlements for a new Enterprise Agreement for TAFE teachers.

A Joint Communique regarding terms of settlement was released at 9am, Monday 24 October, and will be issued by email to all TAFE employees covered by the new Agreement.

The Joint Communique can also be accessed here.

Additional information on the terms of settlement will be made available to all members prior to the ballot.

For any immediate enquiries please contact your local Organiser.

 

TAFE Protected Action Ballot

The Federation urges you to vote YES in support of Protected Action and asks you to encourage all other members to participate.

It is vital that every eligible member participate in the Protected Action Ballot. A majority of eligible members must participate in the vote before the Protected Action Ballot will be counted.

NSW Teachers Federation has been successful in its application to the Fair Work Commission to order a Protected Action Ballot.

A protected Action Ballot order (PABO) allows union members to vote to take protected industrial action to pursue a new Enterprise Agreement.

To protect your existing working conditions all members are encouraged to participate in the upcoming Protected Action Ballot to be held from 9am on Monday, 10 October closing at 10am on Friday, 21 October.

The Federation urges all members to vote and vote YES to all of the possible options for Protected Action. Voting Yes will support our claims for a new Enterprise Agreement.

FAQs

If your question can not be answered in the FAQs please click here.

 

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