Friday, 15 September 2017

TAFE NSW – Leave without pay

TAFE NSW – Leave without pay – September 2017 (PDF version)

The CPSU NSW has received a number of enquiries relating to the rejection of Leave Without Pay and the issues this raises around the flexibility for our members to be able to balance their work and life obligations.

We have been advised there is a lack of clarity over Leave Without Pay and when it can and will be approved and if other forms of leave need to be taken first.

We are seeking feedback from our members to put together a submission to direct TAFE to have clear policy and guidelines around the approval process as well as consideration for members’ needs.

If you have had your Leave Without Pay declined recently, we’d like to hear from you.

Please provide your information to to allow the CPSU NSW to have a clear and concise view or the issues and give us the information to raise the concerns with TAFE.

If you have any concerns, please forward them to us at .

The CPSU NSW will be advocating for members only, so staff who are affected and not yet members will need to join the CPSU NSW today. If you know anyone in this position, please talk with them about joining now.

Share this update with your colleagues; ask your colleagues to JOIN the CPSU NSW; remind your colleagues that they can also save money if they JOIN THE CPSU through the Union’s Value Added Services.

Please note, CPSU NSW members are also members of the Public Service Association of NSW. The PSA is the Associated Body for, and resources and manages, the CPSU NSW

Value-added services: only for members of the CPSU NSW

Journey Insurance comes automatically for all CPSU NSW members. This covers you for lost wages if you have an accident to or from work. Workers’ compensation does not cover journey claims.

A Provident Fund is including for all CPSU NSW members. This provides a one-off payment of $3,500 to the nominated beneficiary or estate for any member under 70 who dies.

Union Shopper is also available, which provides discounts on a wide range of products and services from cars, whitegoods, travel, wine, restaurants and grocery shopping. Through Union Shopper you reduce your grocery costs by five per cent through Woolworths and Coles gift cards.

For members who spend $150 a week on groceries, this can save you $15 a week, or $780 a year. Membership fees for the CPSU NSW range from $3.55 per week to $14.50 per week and are tax deductible.

For further details around even more Value Added Services, see visit our website HERE.