Note: Academic staff, apprentices and apprentices, as well as staff under individual employment contracts, are not allowed to vote on the amendment of the Agreement on Professional Services. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Wollongong (UOW), Professor Paul Wellings CBE, is pleased to announce that the University`s Joint Advisory Committee (JCC) has reached an agreement on variations in company agreements that will help UOW regain a sustainable financial position while preserving as many jobs as possible. If the staff of the professional service vote in favour of the adoption of the proposed amendment and the academic staff vote in favour of the adoption of the proposed amendment, both documents will be submitted to the Fair Work Commission for approval. If an agreement is not supported, the university will not provide either piece of information for approval. The agreement followed a marathon day of talks that ended just before the proposed midnight deadline on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. If both agreements are supported and the Fair Work Commission approves the amendment, the amendment will enter into force on a date to be set by the Fair Work Commission. Until then, the provisions of the existing Treaty will apply. Support from local union representatives for proposals to modify labour agreements Guaranteed If the proposals are not supported by staff, the university will immediately begin to make the necessary savings by strategically shrinking its workforce and shrinking them under the conditions of existing employment contracts. Local representatives of the university`s Joint Advisory Committee (JCC) have reached agreement on changes to company agreements that will help UOW return to a sustainable financial situation.

Representatives of local trade union organisations are expected to inform their local members of the agreement within the next 24 hours. If you have any questions about the content of the contract amendment, please send an email to If there is local union support, the University will make these proposed changes to its Academic and Professional Services company agreements available to staff for seven days` formal notice, followed by a secret ballot. If these changes are supported by the staff, a request for modification of the employment contract is submitted to the Fair Work Commission. This latest round of discussions was the culmination of a four-week constructive, good faith engagement, during which the Local Community and Public Union (CPSU), the National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) and management representatives discussed numerous measures to minimize job losses while achieving the necessary employment savings. The ascent beyond the competency bars depends on the following requirements: 13.3.1 Staff must normally have spent 12 months at the point of remuneration indicated as the competency bar. The Australian Election Company (an independent electoral service provider) has been tasked with organising the next staff vote for the amendment of the agreement using online votes. This proposed amendment concerns the working conditions and rights of workers in the field of professional services employed within the framework of the classification and wage structure provided for in Annex A to the Agreement. That is, all employees employed in classifications ranging from level 1-2 to level 8-9 inclusive.

. “I look forward to positive support from local union members to support the steps their representatives have taken with us to protect as many local jobs and home life bases as possible, as we work together to prepare for a post-COVID-19 world,” said Professor Wellings. 13.3.4 The employee and his/her supervisor must then confirm the achievement of the competencies in the profile selected above and provide examples.