The university issued a statement that the NTEU, the Community and Public Sector Union and Vice Chancellor Michael Spence have reached a new three-year corporate agreement. The 2018 agreements replace the 2014 agreements. And the deadline for redeploying non-university staff, laid off under the new agreement, would be reduced from 12 weeks to nine months until the end of December 2019. The University of Sydney`s staff unions have agreed on payment and terms after six months of lengthy negotiations with the university`s management. The statement said the university had committed to setting up a working group with union representation to address issues related to the transition of staff to safer forms of employment. In the decision of two trade union representatives and Mr. The agreement in principle was described as “a big step forward for us as an academic community”. This month, Dr. Spence said meetings with the union were at an impasse before asking employees for an informal vote on the company agreement, including the 2.1 per cent wage offer the union has so far refused.

“We have maintained all the benefits of the existing agreement and provided additional services that ensure that staff continue to enjoy top-notch salaries, benefits and working conditions,” the statement said. “While there has been disagreement between the parties, the agreement is the result of constructive negotiations and open communications over the past six months to ensure it takes into account the fundamental concerns and interests of the university and staff.” The conditions of employment at the UTS are set by various laws, collective agreements, customary law and university police, practice and statutes. Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham has asked the university`s leadership to follow Murdoch`s lead in modernising work practices and saving money, while his government cuts education budgets by 4.9% in 2018 and 2019. The dispute appears to have been resolved following a pioneering decision by the Fair Work Commission to terminate a company agreement at Murdoch University in Western Australia. The current company agreements were approved by the Fair Work Commission in March 2019. The tentative agreement provided for an annual salary increase of 2.1 percent starting July 1 next year and a one-time payment of $500 for all temporary employees if the agreement was ratified by the Fair Work Commission. The university would launch a tender for up to 120 full-time positions focused on education. Our company agreements set up advisory committees in which elected employee representatives work with managers on certain subjects. Industrial conditions for the employment of UTS staff are mandatory in: the compromise follows a series of strikes by the National Union of Tertiary Education that recently occupied the campus during the open day. Agree: University of Sydney Vizekanzler Michael Spence.Credit:Louise Kennerley Anna Patty ist Senior Writer für The Sydney Morning Herald mit Schwerpunkt Hochschulbildung. . .

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