If employees agree to maintain salaries at all levels of the organization, resulting in a 2% wage increase that is not passed on under the current personnel agreement, about fifty jobs are expected to be saved. Some employees receive even more, with most casual university employees receiving an additional 5.2% for the standard tutor rate, which increases the full 13.7% increase for these casual employees during the term of the agreement. As a result of these discussions, GJK and the United Workers Union reached an agreement and the union terminated the Fair Work Commission`s proceedings. All temporary employees will have access to an employer`s pension of 17% until the end of the agreement. Those who are currently on the 9.5% Super will increase their superannuation in June 2021. It is important that temporary staff are now entitled to an extension if the work continues and there are no performance problems. As part of the agreement, GJK pays the terms of the National Employment Standards and the Cleaning Services Award, taking paid annual leave for a period agreed between the employee concerned and GJK. A salary increase of 1.8% per year (8.5% during the term of the agreement) has been reinforced by a restructuring of classifications, under which the vast majority of employees will receive additional salary increases of between 1% and 2.4% through changes in increases. The agreement also set out the conditions for staff working at the new UTAS College and will clarify the conditions and expectations of University College staff. Management attempted to exclude these employees from the main agreement during the negotiations, but a strong reaction from members, who made it clear that they would not agree to be relocated in a separate agreement, ultimately led to all employees being covered by the same agreement. He said the number of international students for this year`s second semester has increased from 1400 in the second half of 2019 to 700.
“We are still concerned about the ethics of campus management, especially since this was not the first attack on UTAS cleaners in 2019. A new employee savings package, proposed by tasmania University, will have the effect of making employees vote on a 12-month wage freeze. As for casual staff, Professor Black said that all employees who had relations with the university would be prioritized for employment The package also includes support for flexible agreements for employees who wish to change their share of employment, voluntary staff contributions, 65 of which have already contributed $350,000, and the prioritization of voluntary measures such as early retirement or voluntary redundancies. “People`s livelihoods are under threat – academics, guardians, administrators, librarians, catering staff, ground staff, cleaning staff and many more – all with families trying to make ends meet.” “Over the next few years, we should be able to be a smaller staff thanks to voluntary measures. If we don`t get there, we obviously won`t have to consider voluntary measures,” Professor Black said. Professor Black said the university had reached an agreement in principle on the package with the national and national leadership of the National Tertiary Education Union and the Community and Public Sector Union, but staff have not yet voted on the package. But Professor Black said the government has done a good job of supporting the university. Please be attentive and respectful in your comments.
“All national support programmes have remained unchanged and ad hoc.” Thank you to all the members who supported the negotiation campaign in their various stages, for your faith and patience. The achievement of a quality agreement would not have been possible without your support.. . . .