No Job Cuts: Time Line Arising from Fair Work Australia
The NTEU took our dispute with the University of Sydney to Fair Work Australia in March. The full document is available on our website. We have managed to delay implementation of the Change Plan, including delaying the issuing of redundancy notices and we have successfully argued for increased consultation. More than this the University has had to acknowledge that they have failed to conduct this process correctly. Here is the time line arising from that decision, outlining the consultation process and the dates by which each step must be completed.
Time line arising from FWA:
23 March University Management will notify staff who have already accepted VR that they may withdraw this acceptance
30 March University Management will notify staff no longer on the list that they are off of the list.
University Management will notify staff whose positions are still under consideration for VR or transfer to teaching focused positions of this fact.
University Management (Deans, HoDs) will then consult with staff whose positions are directly affected and their local work groups.
27 April Consultation process complete.
30 April Deans must report to the Provost.
4 May Final change plan with outcome of consultations and proposed actions including redeployment.
7 May Final decisions in relation to individual staff are made and formal notice of redundancies or teaching-focused offers are issued.
Staff given redundancies will have 4 weeks to request a formal review/appeal of the decision and can ask for all information used by the University to make its determination of redundancy. The NTEU will provide representation to each member who appeals the redundancy decision.
8 August Redundancies are scheduled to occur.
Please note that no final decisions about redundancies have yet been made by the University.
Individual consultation and local workplace consultation will take place between 30 March and 27 April 2012. We must use the ‘local’ work area meetings to build the case against the redundancies.