TAFE SA enterprise offer
Updated: 9 February 2022
The Department of Treasury and Finance have determined that it will ballot TAFE Act employees regarding an enterprise bargaining offer. The offer is the result of negotiations with the AEU in recent months, and the AEU's TAFE Divisional Council have recommended its acceptance.
The Offer is a minimal change defined as no substantive alterations to the existing TAFE SA Educational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016. In other words, the conditions and entitlements contained in the TAFE SA Educational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016 will be rolled into the new TAFE SA Educational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2022.
The Offer will mean:
- A three-year agreement from a date approved by the South Australian Employment Tribunal.
- Four 1.5% per annum general increases from the first full pay period commencing on or after the date of approval by SAET and subsequently annually.
- A one-off payment of $1000 (subject to conditions and criteria, pro rata for part time and temporary/term contract employees, and excluding casual employees and Hourly Paid Instructors);
- Changes to terms of the current enterprise agreement limited to the removal of obsolete provisions, necessary updating (e.g., definitions, lecturer classification structure).
A copy of the Offer is available here
Thank you to members who spotted problems with the Offer document, including the salary quoted for Accomplished Lecturer.
An update will be sent to members today (9 February).
The letter of offer clearly states 4 x 1.5% pay increases (on current wages) over the life of the agreement, $1000 back pay, all conditions preserved (including pay levels) with changes limited to the removal of redundant clauses (a question of fact and law to be approved by the AEU) and necessary changes (e.g., change the name of the Enterprise Agreement from TAFE SA Educational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2016 to TAFE SA Educational Staff Enterprise Agreement 2022) .
This letter of offer takes priority so errors within the copy of the TAFE SA Enterprise Agreement circulated will not be included in the final agreement. The final agreement will be checked by the AEU Industrial Team before it is agreed that the South Australian Employment Tribunal orders it into law. The discrepancies will be, and in some cases have been, raised with the Department of Treasury and Finance for correction.
The 2016 Agreement can be found here