PSA(CPSU) TAFE enterprise bargaining update

PSA(CPSU) enterprise bargaining update 16 November 2015 (PDF version)

Work level standards

Your Bargaining Team met with TAFE NSW on 9 November 2015 to continue negotiations for a new Agreement.

The PSA (CPSU) tabled a draft Work Level Standards document in place of the TAFE developed version. This is derived from the version the PSA (CPSU) negotiated many years ago for the Colleges of Advanced Education and Universities. The PSA (CPSU) will meet with TAFE through a small working group to try to finalise these Work Level Standards and to map these across all current TAFE Classifications.

This version was adopted by Charles Sturt University, which was formed by two Colleges of Advanced Education and had many of the same classifications that TAFE has today from the NSW public sector.

2.5 percent pay rise

The PSA(CPSU) received a response from the A/Managing Director regarding the claim for the 2.5 percent pay rise to be passed on while negotiations continues. TAFE NSW rejected this claim along with any potential back pay.

By not proving the public sector 2.5 percent pay rise in 2015, TAFE NSW wants to use this as bargaining leverage to push its claims for reductions in your pay and conditions.

TAFE NSW continues with their claims to cut your conditions as based on the Agreement they published in the ballot. There has been no change to their claims at all, in spite of continued questioning.

The PSA (CPSU) will continue to fight against such a savage attack on your pay and conditions while seeking to negotiate a suitable new agreement.

What can you do?

  • The most important thing you can do is to ensure that everyone in your workplace has a voice
  • Joining the PSA is the only way to have your voice heard in the continuing enterprise bargaining negotiations
  • If you are already a member, increase the bargaining strength of the union by asking your colleagues to join
  • Not a member? Join your union today to fight for improvements instead of slashed wages and conditions.

Your bargaining representatives

PSA (CPSU) delegates

Leon Parissi               Christopher Hobbins
Glenda Pryor             Brad Cowie
Brook Down              Gary Hodgkinson

PSA (CPSU) staff

Phoebe Dangerfield
Blake Stephens