14/11/2016 - MODERN AWARDS REVIEW UPDATE

  • Published
  • 14 November 2016

The Full Bench constituted to deal with the Higher Education Awards has now heard the majority of the evidence from both the NTEU and employer parties.  There are 2 further days set aside, on 1-2 December.  At   Vice-President Catanzariti’s request, the parties are conferring  on dates for filing final submissions early next year.  We would not anticipate a decision being issued until around May 2017.

The Higher Education Full Bench is also continuing to hear a significant amount of evidence in relation to 2 further applications to vary the higher education awards:

  • a claim by the NTEU for staff of stand-alone research institutes to be covered by the higher education awards, and a counter claim by the Professional Employees’ Association and the Australian Association of Medical Research Institutes that they be covered by the Professional Employees’ Award
  • a claim by the Bond University Staff Association for the “HECE” restrictions in the modern awards to apply to Bond University.

Final submissions and hearings in relation to the casual employment common issue took place in August.  In these proceedings, the ACTU and NTEU sought to vary a number of awards, including the Higher Education General Staff Award, to provide for automatic “deeming” (with an employee-driven opt-out) to continuing status after 6 months’ regular and systematic employment, and for a minimum engagement period of 4 hours.  There has been no indication of when a decision might be issued.

The Educational Services (Post-Secondary) Award has been varied to include the new model annual leave clause, which provides for cashing out, taking leave in advance, and direction to take leave.   Annual leave in respect of the academic and general staff awards is being dealt with by the Higher Education Full Bench.

The common claim in regard to domestic violence leave, which is being dealt with at peak body level, is listed for hearing in November-December.

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