TAFE Children’s Centres
Teachers in TAFE Children’s Centres have rejected a TAFE NSW proposal to freeze the Director and Teacher-in-Charge allowance at the current rate by limiting a 2.5% increase to salaries only.
Federation maintains that any increase should apply to salaries and allowances for all TAFE members.
Because of the actions of these members, negotiations will resume.
Federation will continue to argue in negotiations for the 2.5% to apply to these allowances for teachers in Children’s Centres.
TAFE Managers' Enterprise Agreement
Institute Managers voted (60%-40%) to accept the TAFE Institute Managers' Enterprise Agreement.
The proposed Enterprise Agreement was opposed by the NSW Teachers Federation as it will eliminate permanency for TAFE Managers. The Public Service Association also opposed the Agreement.
Both unions sought a 'No' vote in order to return to negotiations to seek greater protections for Institute Managers.
TAFE Teachers and Related Employees
Federation continues to bargain in good faith with TAFE NSW to work toward an acceptable Enterprise Agreement offer for TAFE Teachers and Related Employees.
Federation is negotiating to protect working conditions and permanency as well as seeking to regulate the use of paraprofessionals.
TAFE Teachers and Related Employees should take this opportunity to speak with colleagues about the Fair Work process and the importance of union membership.