Every two years, members of QTU TAFE have the opportunity to negotiate wages and working conditions under a new collective agreement. Since March 2019, QTU, Together and TAFE Queensland have been negotiating such an agreement to replace the current TAFE Educators Certified Agreement 2016. December 5, 2019: The drafting of the TAFE Queensland Certified Agreement – 2019 is complete and we have moved closer to certifying the replacement agreement. Certified agreements provide for negotiated terms of employment between an employer and the public sector unions concerned on behalf of workers. 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: the two current certified contracts, which set your salaries, your rights, your rights and conditions, will expire next year – so it`s almost time to start negotiations for a new one! The TAFE Services Employees Agreement expires on August 31, 2019 and the TAFE Queensland Educators Certified Agreement 2016 has a nominal expiry date June 30, 2019. 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. Remember that you can contact your local organizer or me if you have any questions or comments to share.
The Brisbane gathering will help close national measures to highlight the growing problem of inequality and the problem of labour laws being manipulated against workers. Corporate profits have increased by more than 20% over the past 12 months, executive salaries have climbed to more than $6 million on average, but wage growth is at record levels. We need new rules to balance the power of big business, to bring the Mass back to the workers. The people who work are mobilizing like never before. We are changing the rules so that workers can benefit from a fair wage increase. Join me at the Brisbane Rally on Tuesday, November 20 at 12.30pm, Emma Miller Place, Brisbane. During the weeks when two-thirds of QTU TAFE members voted to accept TAFE Queensland`s offer, I led your QTU team as we continue to negotiate and process clauses. We believe that the amendments relating to references to legislation, cross-references to clauses, syntax and grammar, etc., have finally been resolved.
As an ex-Delegate Together TAFE, I am pleased to be working again with TAFE members on our campaigns. What does this mean for you? How will this shape your future? Here is a brief update of some recent events and a reminder of the Brisbane rally tomorrow. To see how the revised offer increases salary in your salary scale stage, click on your current ranking. Check individual premiums to see current benefit details. On Friday 31 January 2020, the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission (QIRC) is likely to enrol even more students in TAFE next year with new initiatives such as free training at TAFE for young people leaving school. TAFE Queensland On Line (TQOL) has created a new Local Committee (LCC) that is used to address specific issues with TQOL. During the negotiations, on the basis of the request, which was identified by the members of the QTU TAFE division in a wide-ranging consultation, the QTU focused on the fact that an election to the Bundestag will take place next year and that we will closely monitor the political announcements that affect the financing and regulation of TAFE.