No Job Cuts: Review of Redundancy Decision
The Redundancy Review Process
The University is currently issuing redundancy notices to staff identified through the change management process.
If you receive a Notice of Redundancy you should also receive a form that asks you to select one of three options:
- Accept the offer of Voluntary Redundancy
- Seek redeployment
- Seek a review of the redundancy decision
Clause 283 in the Enterprise Agreement entitles a staff member who receives a Notice of redundancy to seek a review of the decision. You will have four weeks to decide your preferred option; in most cases this will mean making an election by 1 June 2012.
The NTEU encourages you to seek a Review and we will provide members advocacy support through the process.
The Review Panel
If you elect to seek a Review the University is required to convene a Review Committee within ten working days, although it often takes longer. The panel is comprised of a Management representative, an NTEU representative and chair from an agreed pool.
The Panel’s job is to consider the merits of the redundancy according to Clause 284 of the Enterprise Agreement. After it meets, the Panel will produce and provide a report to the Delegated Officer, who makes the final decision.
What Should You Do?
1. Select the Review Redundancy option without delay.
2. Contact the NTEU Branch Office. We are here to help, and the more time we have to assist you, the better.
3. Commence collation of all information and documents relating to your redundancy including:
- Correspondence you have received or been sent concerning your redundancy;
- Submissions you have made concerning the decision to make you redundant and any responses received;
- Your Contract of Employment and/or Letter of Appointment;
- Performance reviews, especially those that fall within the relevant period (2009-2011); and
- Other information relating to your employment such as disciplinary proceedings, complaints made by or against you, workers compensation claims, bullying and harassment claims etc.