TAFE Members endorse Industrial Action

TAFE members endorse Industrial Action – April 2016 (PDF version)

The results of the Protected Action Ballot run from 24 March to 1 April have been declared, and are a significant demonstration of the resolve of PSA members.

An overwhelming majority of members have approved every action proposed. Full results below:

Q1. An unlimited number of stoppages of work period of up to and including 1 hour? 94% Yes!

Q2. An unlimited number of stoppages of work for periods of more than 1 hour and up to and including 24 hours? 92% Yes!

Q3. An unlimited number of bans on working unpaid hours beyond what can be accrued using the Flextime Agreement? 97% Yes!

Q4. An unlimited number of bans on meetings with TAFE NSW management? 90% Yes!

Q5. An unlimited number of bans on performing student enrolment function? 87% Yes!

Q6. An unlimited number of bans on using the SAP system, including procurement/receipting/ordering and shopping? 90% Yes!

Q7. An unlimited number of bans or limitations upon: answering or making telephone calls; and/or not responding to voicemails; and/or sending or responding to emails? 89% Yes!

Q8. An unlimited number of bans on working more than the contracted daily hours, or working outside the standard pattern of ordinary hours or part time arrangements? 96% Yes!

Thanks are due to the many PSA members who voted, and showed such enthusiasm to participate and act as part of your union.

What next?

The results have been sent to Fair Work, which will make an Order protecting the right for our members to take any of the above actions.

There is another bargaining meeting scheduled for Thursday 7 April. Your TAFE State Delegates Council will meet to discuss TAFE’s reaction and next steps following this meeting.

TAFENSW have so far refused to walk away from their proposal to slash your working conditions, a proposal which staff overwhelmingly rejected in September 2015. Our members have now sent a strong message that we are prepared to take any or all of the above actions if TAFE continues the attack on your working conditions.

The PSA will update members with the outcomes of the next bargaining meeting, and details of any Protected Industrial Action.

Not yet a member?

Only PSA members are protected when taking the above industrial action. Join today in order to participate in the campaign to protect your working conditions.