Information for QTU members employed by TAFE Queensland.
TAFE EB update
5 January 2017 : The new TAFE agreement TAFE Queensland Educators Certified Agreement 2016was certified in the Queensland Industrial Relations Commission on 5 January 2017 (see TAFE newsflash of 6 Jan 2017)
Now that the agreement is certified by the QIRC the agreement formally takes effect, as does the modern award, the TAFE Queensland Award – State 2016 replacing the TAFE Teachers' Award - State 2012
13 Dec 2016: The QTU run ballot on the acceptability of the proposed certified agreement for TAFE Educators was a resounding success, with 99% of votes supportive of the proposed agreement. A similar result was returned in the employer ballot – we have been advised that 95.8% of respondents voted in favour of the proposed agreement in the TAFE Queensland run ballot.
6 Jan 2016 :TAFE newsflashNew agreement certified 5 Jan 2017. Modern Award now in effect
24 Oct 2016: TAFE EB negotiations successfulan in-principle agreement with TAFE Queensland reached
9 June 2016 : Modern award madeWe are pleased to advise that after many months of negotiations we now have a modern TAFE award and the negotiations for the new CA can now commence...
The 2012 certified agreement for our TAFE colleagues employed by TAFE Queensland was due to expire in 2016. THE QTU negotiated with TAFE Q and the new agreement was certified in the QIRC on 5 Jan 2017
The current timelines for the TAFE Queensland EB process:
- May/June 2016: Member consultation on log of claims.
- 9 June 2016: TAFE award modernisation finalised, allowing bargaining to commence.
- 11 June 2016: QTU TAFE Council to consider log of claims.
- 26 July 2016: Log of Claims endorsed by TAFE Executive
- 28 July 2016: Target start date for new agreements.
- 24 October 2016 : an in-principle agreement with TAFE Queensland reached
- 7 Nov 2016 : QTU ballot of TAFE Q members closed
- 28 Nov 2016 : TAFE Q ballot of members closed
- 5 January 2017 : new agreement certified in the QIRC
- 23 Jan 2017 : New agreement published on the QIRC website