Wednesday, 21 December 2022

CPSU NSW University of Wollongong: End-of-year wrap

This year has been a big one for the CPSU NSW – the Professional Staff Union at UOW. Your Delegates and Industrial Staff have worked together to support and advance members’ interests across a broad range of areas. Here is a quick review of the year:

University Professional Staff Enterprise Agreement Negotiations Round 9

Members may be aware Round 9 of Bargaining kicked off in August this year. The frequency of meetings is every fortnight for two hours. So far, as is often the case, negotiations are progressing slowly with leave being the main topic covered.

The CPSU NSW is pushing for a schedule of topics for discussion and will advise members of how bargaining will run.

Local Professional Staff member issues and Joint Consultative Committee

During the year your union supported our Professional Staff colleagues across a range of issues, including the change process and individual industrial issues. These issues are often confidential and the important work that goes into them is not always seen. We have supported members across a range of issues including but not limited to:

  • Overpayment of wages due to payroll errors
  • Bullying
  • Restructures

A long and proud history

Did you know the CPSU NSW has been representing staff on campus since its origins as a College of the University of NSW as far back as 1962? The key to our longevity at UOW is being a dedicated Professional Staff union with specialist knowledge about your working environment.

What’s in store for 2023?

Enterprise Bargaining will kick off again in mid-February and we’ll look to have a members meeting after the first session of the year.

What can you do?

  • Give a copy of this Bulletin to your colleagues.
  • Print this Bulletin and put it up on your notice board.
  • Ask a colleague to join the CPSU NSW.
  • Get involved as your Area Contact.

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