We are pleased with the outcome of the negotiations for the professional staff covered by the agreement and, although there are some outstanding issues on which we have not been able to reach an agreement for our vocational training members, we believe that this is an overall positive outcome for our CQU members and is superior to a number of agreements currently under way in the higher education sector. Originally, as part of their right to increased contact time with productivity, CQU wanted to increase to 23 hours for teachers and 26 hours for tutors. The outcome of the negotiations, expressed in the proposed agreement, is 22 hours for teachers and 25 hours for tutors. In principle, an agreement has also been reached on the following issues: CQU offers all employees a wage offer of five 2% increases over the duration of the agreement. I am sure many of you will be pleased to learn that there is finally a proposed new agreement that you will have to consider after the unions have reached an agreement in principle with the management of CQU. This means that TAFE Queensland and CQU Vocational Training Educators will be equal at the end of the TAFE Queensland agreement and CQU will have 3 further salary increases guaranteed beyond. While the position of your Union and QTU was to have a stand-alone agreement, this was not supported by the CQU administration and the NTEU. Although the preferred model of the single agreement has not been achieved, considerable work has been done to ensure that vocational training educators are not disadvantaged by incorporating them into a collective agreement. If you have questions about the content of the proposed agreement or would like to hold a working meeting to discuss the proposed EB, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you to members for your continued feedback and support to this process.
Together we are stronger, so please share this email with your colleagues and ask them to join you together. It is also taken into account that educators have not received a pay increase inside and outside since 2015. The offer will absorb local assistance that is currently being provided to educators. . Management has initiated the consultation process with staff and the timelines are as follows. . After months of intense negotiations between the relevant unions and the management of the CQU, it is time for members to have a say. Voting period – Monday, September 25 – Friday, September 29 (closing at 4 p.m.). In addition to the issues already outlined, there were important negotiations on maintaining the rights of our vocational educators: unfortunately, there were two issues for members of vocational training that could not be resolved. 1 hour delivery with 4 hours of working time, or . Consultation period: Thursday, September 14 to Friday, September 22. In order to recognize our claim to ask for parity for educators with their TAFE counterparts, CQU agreed in advance on an additional salary adjustment of 2.5% in advance to maintain parity.