The UNSW (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018: What You Need to Know
The University of New South Wales (UNSW) is one of the leading universities in Australia. As an institution committed to excellence in research, teaching, and innovation, UNSW employs thousands of professional staff members to support its academic mission. To ensure fair and equitable working conditions for these staff members, UNSW has negotiated an enterprise agreement with the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU). This agreement, known as the UNSW (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018, sets out the terms and conditions of employment for professional staff members at UNSW. Here`s what you need to know about it.
Coverage and application
The UNSW (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018 covers all professional staff members employed by UNSW, including administrative, technical, and managerial staff. The agreement came into effect on 12 June 2019 and remains in force until 31 December 2021. The agreement applies to all professional staff members, regardless of their employment status (full-time, part-time, or casual) or location of work (on-campus or off-campus).
Salary and remuneration
The enterprise agreement provides for an annual salary increase of 2% for all professional staff members. In addition to the base salary, staff members may be eligible for additional remuneration, such as a performance bonus, market loading, or a professional development allowance. The agreement also sets out the minimum salary rates for each classification level (from level 1 to level 10) and the salary progression criteria.
Working hours and leave entitlements
The UNSW (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018 provides for flexible working arrangements, including part-time work, job sharing, and flexible working hours. Staff members are entitled to various types of leave, such as annual leave, personal/carer`s leave, compassionate leave, and community service leave. The agreement also sets out the conditions for long service leave and parental leave.
Career development and progression
The enterprise agreement recognizes the importance of career development and progression for professional staff members. It provides for a range of opportunities for staff members to develop their skills and knowledge, including training programs, mentoring, and secondments. The agreement also sets out the criteria and process for performance appraisal and career progression.
Workplace health and safety
UNSW is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for all staff members. The enterprise agreement includes provisions for workplace health and safety, such as the right to refuse unsafe work, the obligation to report hazards and incidents, and the provision of appropriate training and equipment.
Dispute resolution and consultation
The UNSW (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018 provides for a range of mechanisms for resolving disputes and consulting with staff members. Staff members may raise concerns or disputes through various channels, such as their manager, the grievance procedure, or the Fair Work Commission. The agreement also provides for regular consultation between UNSW management and staff members on various matters, such as workplace change, rostering, and workload management.
The UNSW (Professional Staff) Enterprise Agreement 2018 is an important document that sets out the terms and conditions of employment for professional staff members at UNSW. It provides for fair and equitable working conditions, salary and remuneration, flexible working arrangements, leave entitlements, career development and progression, workplace health and safety, and dispute resolution and consultation. As a professional staff member at UNSW, it`s important to understand your rights and obligations under the agreement.