The PSA has taken the dispute about the implementation of the CLEAR and CHEC restructures to the Fair Work Commission, with specific reference to the creation of positions that sit across multiple classifications.
The PSA consulted and collated members’ concerns and took these to North Coast senior management and Human Resources for resolution.
PSA requested “TAFE NSW is to remove the Clerk 1-2 positions currently being proposed in the Coffs Harbour Education Centre Review. TAFE NSW is to create positions consistent with only one of the classifications in the Enterprise Agreement and not attempt to incorporate tasks, activities or other duties into Clerk graded positions.”
North Coast TAFE did not listen and continued to external recruitment of the blended positions.
To address these outstanding issues, the PSA escalated its dispute over these “blended positions” to the Fair Work Commission. The hearing date is 19 November.
An update will be sent to update members on the outcome.
The PSA has informed TAFE the dispute over these blended positions includes the CLEAR restructure, and has written to TAFE to stop jobs related to these positions being advertised until the dispute is resolved.