Union Update for DJAG Members

Posted by Alex Scott on July 9, 2012

Over the last few weeks the job loss toll has been rising. It's been estimated that at least 3000 temporary staff left the public service  over the last few weeks as their contracts were not renewed.

The Government has finally put an offer to TAFE educational staff.

The Offer is for an 11 months agreement with no changes to current conditions accompanied by a pro-rata pay increase of 2.2% per annum. The Government’s summary of the offer, the full proposed document and payscalescan be found here.

Hopefully you received an update from Vivienne earlier today regarding the progress of central negotiations about your wages and conditions.

As promised we're keen to keep all of our members as up-to-date as possible with the negotiation of our expired Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (EBA).

Negotiation Update - Your Wages and Conditions

Posted by Vivienne Doogan on July 5, 2012

Yesterday afternoon I, along with our negotiating team from the union office, met again with government representatives from the Public Service Commission to continue negotiations  about our collective agreement.

Health Members Update: Is your job safe?

Posted by Alex Scott on July 4, 2012

Having a permanent position in the public sector used to provide people with some level of employment security.

Factsheet: new government directives

Posted by Alex Scott on July 4, 2012

Important: rally for job security

Posted by Alex Scott on July 3, 2012

On Friday the government gazetted a new directive which allows departments to forcibly retrench permanent public servants just four months after they decide they no longer want the position. This is an unprecedented attack on your job security.

Griffith University Union EBA Meeting - Gold Coast Campus

Posted by Alex Scott on July 3, 2012

The current General Staff Enterprise Agreement for Griffith University expires on 30 September 2012. As such, we are preparing for the next round of enterprise bargaining negotiations. In line with the current Certified Agreement clause 56.4 as stated below,  a members' meeting has been called next Wednesday the 11th of July 2012 at the Gold Coast campus. The meeting will predominately to discuss the results of the feedback form, timelines and log of claims for the enterprise bargaining negotiations

Retrenchment benefits for temporary employees

Posted by Alex Scott on July 2, 2012

Directive 3/11 – The Retrenchment of Temporary Employees Engaged on a Full Time or Part Time Basis provides for severance benefits for some temporary employees who have their contracts either not renewed or terminated early when there otherwise would have had a reasonable expectation of ongoing employment. Importantly, temporary employees who have genuinely been engaged for a specific period or specific task are not entitled to these benefits.

Following a series of disputes Together and the PSC have reached an agreed approach as to how the Directive should be applied and the extent of any severance benefit payable. The agreed interpretation is as follows:

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