Nov 22, 2017

University of New England – Enterprise bargaining update

University of New England Enterprise Bargaining update – November 2017 (PDF version)

Today was the penultimate Enterprise bargaining meeting for the year. Much discussion centered on a Domestic Violence Leave draft clause and PPDR principles document. While no agreement was reached on either front, much progress was made on the Domestic Violence Leave clause.

It is becoming increasing apparent to the CPSU NSW bargaining team that far more headway is gained in discussions over tabled draft clauses than over UNE tabled principle documents which will then have to be rehashed a second time as a draft clause. In future, to increase the efficiency of the bargaining meetings, we will be leading with tabling drafts to avoid double handing each clause.

On a positive note, all parties at the table concurred on several existing clauses from the current agreement that we do not anticipate will require major content changes. These clauses are:

  1. RELATIONSHIP WITH OTHER AWARDS/AGREEMENTS
  2. NO FURTHER CLAIMS
  3. MEAL & TEA BREAKS
  4. ACCIDENT MAKEUP PAY
  5. PUBLIC HOLIDAYS
  6. CHRISTMAS BREAK
  7. ANNUAL LEAVE
  8. JURY & WITNESS LEAVE

We are taking this as a first, albeit baby step, towards formal agreement in part.

The last meeting for the year will be held on Tuesday 5 December.

For any further information or feedback, please contact one of your CPSU NSW bargaining representatives:

Jen Mitchell, Industrial Officer:  jmitchell@psa.asn.au;

Ross Bennetts: rbennett@une.edu.au

Amanda Lang: alang13@une.edu.au

Lynda Creedy: lcreedy@une.edu.au

You can support your Professional Staff bargaining team by

  • sharing this update with your colleagues
  • asking your colleagues to JOIN the CPSU NSW online at (psa join link)
  • and provide feedback to your Bargaining Team.

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.

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