If so, please read on.
As you are aware, your union is working to promote your interests in terms of secure employment by seeking to have Temporary Part-Year Employees converted to Permanent Party Year employment.
We understand some TPY Employees identify themselves as being Temps only. The Part-Year staff we are looking for typically only work during TAFE Terms and are, for the most part, not paid during TAFE vacations. We are therefore clarifying that if you have a pattern of work in which you attend the workplace for a number of weeks, then are released for a period of time before returning and you do that across the year or from year to year (for example, you work 36 weeks in the year, then don’t come back until you get a contract for the next year) you are who we are looking for.
We are asking delegates and members to make non-union colleagues whose pattern of work is as defined above, aware of our campaign and encourage them to contact us about joining the PSA (CPSU) and taking part in our campaign to provide secure employment to as many as possible.
As a special offer for this campaign, the PSA (CPSU) has introduced a special membership rate for TPYE at TAFE NSW for new members.
For every week that you don’t work and don’t get paid, your union membership fees will be waived by the PSA (CPSU). This only applies for new members who join through payroll deduction. And remember, your union fees are tax deductible.
You can support the work of the PSA (CPSU) and your local delegates by asking your colleagues to JOIN the PSA (CPSU).
Please forward this to your colleagues so that they know what their rights are, and encourage them to JOIN the PSA (CPSU).