December 5, 2019: The drafting of the TAFE Queensland Certified Agreement – 2019 is complete and we have moved closer to certifying the replacement agreement. The current enterprise agreement expired on June 30. www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/tafe-educators-meeting-venues-for-tomorrows-industrial-action/ Since March 2019, QTU, Together and TAFE Queensland have been negotiating such an agreement to replace the current TAFE Educators Certified Agreement 2016. www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/after-six-months-of-tafe-negotiations-we-have-received-a-response-from-the-employer/ This is part of their latest Enterprise Bargaining (EB) agreement and is valid for the lifetime of the Ministry of Education Cleaners Certified Agreement 2018. On Monday, September 2, Together and QTU received a revised bargaining offer from TAFE Queensland. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/tafe-services-wage-increase-plus-negotiations-update/ www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/brisbane-region-tafe-lcc/ www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/tafe-non-educator-sbu-and-working-party-update/tafe-educators-vote-on-action-in-tafe/ Every two years, QTU TAFE members have the opportunity to negotiate wages and working conditions under a new collective agreement. www.together.org.au/news/member-emails/your-tafe-admin-agreement-has-been-certified/ Remember that there is always a lot of information and activity when negotiating. You and your colleagues must continue to be active and dedicated to ensure the implementation of the agreement and to address issues in your workplace for the duration of the agreement.
Ask your colleagues to join you as a member of Together to make the most of this new agreement. If you have questions about your EB or work-related problems, talk to your delegates or your union office. We also ensured that all parties to the agreement had the same understanding of the importance and intent of the new clauses. I recognize the contribution of TAFE Queensland CEO Mary Campbell in this extensive process We now have a final and agreed agreement. In numbers, this is the highlight of: This result in the case of balance is wonderful news and an important result, while negotiations on your new certified agreement continue. TAFE Queensland received significant feedback as part of the 2019 negotiations on the inconsistent application of existing internal procedures for verifying the ability of staff to convert temporary workers into indeterminate jobs inconsistently with the provisions of the temporary employment review section of TAFE Queensland Human Resources and Workforce Management. This affects all levels of classification under the service agreement. He said: “2.5 per cent do not change our position on other states and territories – that means there must be more.” congratulations! Your new EBA has been certified by the Qld Industrial Relations Commission. You can see a copy here. There is no information yet on when this increase and refund will be on your bank accounts. Of course, we all insist that this be paid before Christmas. Congratulations on pushing the government and TAFE Queensland to submit an improved offer on Tuesday night (August 27)! For TAFE, it was a recognition that Members of Together and QTU were prepared to take steps to ensure that this improved salary offer was improved in the evening.
The Queensland government`s wage policy limits public sector pay increases to 2.5 per cent a year, but the QTU has previously targeted an increase of 4.5 per cent. This document provides an overview of the details of the revised offer and informs the decision of QTU TAFE members in the QTU voting process to approve the revised offer.