SAET`s role is to approve the agreement if it meets the specific requirements of the Fair Work Act 1994. SAET may also reconcile or give instructions when parties are working to negotiate an agreement. Some enterprise agreements offer an alternative to the salaries and conditions set by the award. Others refer to certain attribution conditions and set other conditions. If you are a party to a signed enterprise agreement, you must apply for SAET authorization within 21 days for SAET to approve it. After approval, the agreement will enter into force. An enterprise agreement sets out the conditions of employment of workers covered by the agreement. It is negotiated through a premium security network to help employers and workers define working conditions that will support their needs. A party to an enterprise agreement may apply for authorization, registration or employment with SAET. To view the official copy of an enterprise agreement, please contact SAET Registry. As a result, PSA TAFE SA has indicated that a consultation can only really take place when the above information is available; and that the EPI needs a 10-day consultation, as included in TAFE`s “consultation and change management instruction,” as soon as all the necessary information becomes available. PSA has asked TAFE SA to answer the above questions by Monday, February 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
Once the EPI has received a response and all necessary information is available, we will hold formal consultations with members. Members who have initial comments or questions about this restructuring can email them to PSA pending further information to allow for a full and informed consultation. Electronic copies of the following enterprise agreements are provided by the parties and should not be classified as official versions. The official version of the agreement is a signed and sealed copy of the Commission`s Act, which is generally available for public consultation. The Public Utilities Association (PSA) participated on Wednesday, February 5, 2020, in a First Stage Consultation Session with employees, during which TAFE SA presented its proposal to restructure the Educational Business Units. The main staff reductions proposed are the directors of education (37 current roles out of 25 current roles) and principal lecturers (41 roles in progress out of 28 roles in progress). However, it is also proposed to reduce staff by offering the positions of Director of Business Operations, in order to reduce from five to three roles. The EPI also raised the issue of the potential impact on the administrative staff of these units. With respect to TAFE SA, it proposed a consultation period of only five working days. During the presentation, both the Australian Education Union (TFUE) and union EPI expressed concerns about this short period of time, particularly when both unions need more information in order to actually consult members. PSA also raised a number of other issues, both during the presentation and by e-mail, on February 6, 2020, and found that the documents made available to the TAFE SA intranet for verification were not forwarded to PSA until that day. These concerns are: please receive the corresponding forms via the SAET Forms page.