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The PSA represents TAFE and DET employees providing crucial support to meet the vocational education and training needs of students, industry and the NSW community. Our members help ensure the sector can provide flexible and responsive education and training options for a better skilled workforce.

TAFE voting on taking Protected Action

TAFE Voting on taking Protected Action

TAFE voting on taking Protected Action – March 2016 (PDF version)

Mar 18, 2016

IMPORTANT PSA members required to formally vote on taking Protected Industrial Action

Recently, the PSA invited members to participate in a survey on whether they would support industrial action in defence of your current working conditions.

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TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining update

TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining update – March 2016 (PDF version)

Mar 16, 2016

Your CPSU Bargaining Team met with TAFE NSW on 10 and 11 March. The Bargaining Team reviewed the possible translation of the broad range of classifications into one salary stream under the proposed Work Level Standards.

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TAFE Sydney Institute Update on Restructure in Business Strategy & Services Directorate

TAFE Sydney Institute Update on restructure in Business Strategy & Services Directorate – March 2016 (PDF version)

Mar 16, 2016

Sydney Institute of TAFE held a consultation meeting on 23 November 2015 with affected staff at the Ultimo Campus.

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South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE ICC Update

South Western Sydney Institute of TAFE ICC update – March 2016 (PDF version)

Mar 16, 2016

Your Delegate, Samir Younan, and PSA/CPSU Industrial Advocate, Jen Mitchell attended the most recent SWSI ICC meeting on 9 March. Below is an update in the issues raised at that meeting.

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Bulletin Hunter Institute of TAFE

PSA (CPSU) Bulletin, Hunter Institute of TAFE – March 2016 (PDF version)

Mar 7, 2016

An ICC meeting was held at Maitland campus on 16 February 2016 and a meeting was held on 29 February 2016 to discuss more specific industrial issues. This bulletin is provided to give an overview of discussions.

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TAFE NSW Support staff Enterprise Bargaining Update

TAFE NSW Support staff Enterprise Bargaining Update – March 2016 (PDF version)

Mar 3, 2016

Your bargaining team met with TAFE NSW and other unions on Friday, 26 February 2016.

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TAFE Sydney Institute Update on restructure in libraries

TAFE Sydney institute Update on restructure in libraries – February 2016 (PDF version)

Feb 25, 2016

Members would be aware Sydney Institute of TAFE notified the PSA/CPSU of a proposed restructure in the Student Learning & Facilities Directorate in November last year. The proposal includes reducing the staff FTE positions in libraries in the Institute from 62.5 to 41.

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TAFE: NSW Skills Minister John Barilaro slams federal government on education policy – The Sydney Morning Herald

Feb 4, 2016

The Baird Government has been systematically destroying TAFE while throwing funds at ill equipped private providers. Now the NSW Government is outraged the Federal Government are doing the same thing. We must be missing something here…

Read The Sydney Morning Herald article HERE

Government denies TAFE price-hikes – Ten News

Sep 24, 2015

A PSA push has shone light on the TAFE training nightmare.

View the Ten News story HERE

TAFE members bulletin: You spoke, now it’s time for TAFE to listen

You spoke now it’s time for TAFE to listen September 2015 (PDF version)

The results of TAFE’s ballot for your enterprise agreement are in: a massive 81% voted NO!

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Massive NO Vote in TAFE bargaining

Sep 22, 2015

The PSA’s NO VOTE campaign in response to proposed cuts to wages and conditions in TAFE has been a huge success.

81% of members voted NO.

Well done.

PSA Letter to Penton 22 September 2015 (PDF)

TAFE Bargaining Representatives ballot results 22 September 2015 (PDF)

10 reasons to VOTE NO (PDF)

VOTE NO TAFE NSW flyer To Eng

VOTE NO TAFE NSW flyer To Sci

VOTE NO TAFE NSW flyer Clerk 5-6

VOTE NO TAFE NSW flyer Clerk 7-8

Letter to TAFE: employee access period 9 September 2015 (PDF)

Letter from TAFE: employee access period 8 September 2015 (PDF)

TAFE delays voting period

TAFE delays voting period – September 11, 2015 (PDF version)

TAFE have written to your PSA (CPSU) bargaining team advising that due to a “systems error” approximately 152 staff did not receive TAFE’s notice that they were commencing the access period for the proposed enterprise agreement. The PSA (CPSU) has written to TAFE requesting details on the “systems error”, the circumstances surrounding it and if an extension to a September 16 deadline has been approved by the NSW Wages Policy Task Force for TAFENSW to provide back pay.

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TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining bulletin 2

TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining bulletin no. 2 July 2015 (PDF version)

The PSA, along with other unions, met with TAFE on 1 and 2 July to continue to negotiate the conditions contained in your next enterprise agreement. Your union had previously lobbied for TAFE to provide a guarantee that a 2.5% pay increase awarded to other workers in the government sector would be extended to TAFE staff retrospectively and back-dated to July 2015.

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TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining bulletin 1

TAFE support staff enterprise bargaining bulletin no. 1 June 2015 (PDF version)

Last week TAFE sent an update out to all staff regarding the classification consultation. The PSA (CPSU) needs to let you know that the classification is still under development and is yet to be agreed. The current enterprise agreement provides that the parties will make ‘best endeavours’ to complete ‘consultation’ on the development of a new classification structure.

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On the table – employment conditions

Documents that have been tabled in the course of the current round of Enterprise Bargaining relating to conditions of employment

TAFE’s documents

Union documents

On the table – salary

Documents that have been tabled in the course of the current round of Enterprise Bargaining relating to salaries

TAFE’s documents

Union documents

 

Enterprise Agreement

TAFE Commission of NSW Administrative, Support and Related Employees Enterprise Agreement 2013

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