Section 53 of the Employment Relations Act 2000 provides that an expired collective agreement remains depreciable for an additional period of 12 months, provided that the union or employer has entered into negotiations before the expiry date to replace the contract. Access current collective agreements and their relevant deadlines. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) announced last week its draft negotiated agreement with universities. The deal aims to save at least 12,000 university jobs at risk due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in exchange for temporary wage cuts of between 5% and 15% for some employees. The national job protection framework is supported by Peak Body Universities Australia, but is not mandatory for all universities. Each university can decide individually whether or not to join the agreement. Universities that do not enroll in the agreement are subject to company negotiation clauses that govern dismissals and other changes. Otherwise, they may endeavour to amend the agreement to which the NTEU will object. You can also access a PDF version once you have selected the link to your respective collective agreement.
Collective agreements for most workers in the public and state-integrated education sector are available below. The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) represents 30,000 academic and general/professional employees at universities and other higher education providers across Australia. The union`s ACT department, which represents members of the Australian National University (ANU), UNSW@ADFA, the University of Canberra and the ACU, is looking for a highly motivated employee to join its team of industrialists and organisations on fixed-term contracts for seven months. The union estimates that universities will lose AUD 5 billion this year, as international students fit in. Many of the jobs at risk, particularly in the field of scientific personnel, are disproportionately supported by young scientists and women. Once the union has prepared its applications with your facility, your local NTEU facility will select a team to negotiate with management. This team is made up of local members trained in negotiation and an experienced member of NTEU`s industrial staff. Management usually has its own claims to reduce your terms and conditions of employment, and it`s rare that an agreement on salary increases can be easily reached. The conditions of an employment contract must be respected.
It is the current collective agreements that define the working and employment conditions of school principals, teachers and other staff in schools. The position is held at either NTEU Level 5 ($85,295 – $92,219) or NTEU Level 6 ($96,297 – $105,567), depending on skills and experience, plus 17% employer contributions. The conditions of this position are covered by a national collective agreement that has conditions comparable to those of NTEU members in the sector. Its board of trustees also believes that the requirements of the agreement are contrary to its responsibility to “manage and control the affairs of the university.” . . .