Utas Employment Agreement
Industrial conditions for the employment of UTS staff are mandatory: the university has taken all measures to ensure that the information contained in these pages is correct, but please note that changes may occur. The latest information is available by phone on 0800 61 62 63 or at www.auckland.ac.nz/utas. With respect to casual workers, Professor Black stated that all employees who had existing relationships with the university had prioritized employment Conditions for EMPLOYMENT at the UTS are determined by various laws, collective agreements, common law and university police, practice and statutes. Professor Black said the university had reached an agreement in principle on the package with the national and national leadership of the National University Union and Community and the public sector union, but staff have not yet voted on the package. If employees agree to maintain wages at all levels of the organization, which means that a 2% pay increase is not passed on to the current staff contract, about 50 jobs are expected to be saved. The package also includes support for flexible rules for staff wishing to modify their activity group, the possibility of voluntary contributions from staff, 65 of whom have already contributed $350,000, and the prioritization of voluntary measures such as early retirement or voluntary redundancies. Members of the Tasmanian Labour Party and senators called on the Commonwealth to urgently support the university. Some employees will receive even more, with most casual academics receiving an additional 5.2% for the standard tutor rate, representing a total increase of 13.7% for this casual staff over the duration of the agreement. “We are a clear positive right now [for local students] because people, as is often the case in difficult times, are going back to education to get the skills they need.” But Professor Black said the government had done a good job of supporting the university. Professor Black said that in 2020, the university suffered a loss of revenue of $30 million to $34 million and between $60 million and $120 million a year in 2021 and 2022.
“We have a close management of empty spaces, which is why we want to recruit a minimum number of new employees only from people who already have a relationship with the university,” he said. Other universities, which are likely to limit their costs because the travel ban threatens their final outcome, Professor Black said that the university, which is currently in a net positive position, would incur a debt of $130 million over four years, bringing it to a net debt of $80 million to spread the burden of the pandemic over time. UTAS students are expected to adhere to the same high academic standards as all other students at the university. “They gave us, no matter how many students we were, our full Commonwealth scholarship that gave us real security,” he said. There are no comments. Be the first to have a say! Our university offers a number of supports to students admitted by UTAS, including: “At no time [the loss of international students] presented anything like an existential threat to the university.” Over the next 12 months, an independent national committee will oversee all job cuts. He said the number of international students for the second semester had fallen to 700 this year, after 1400 in the second half of 2019. A salary increase of 1.8% per year (8.5% over the duration of the agreement) has been reinforced by a restructuring of classifications, where the overwhelming majority of agents will benefit from additional wage increases of between 1% and 2.4% due to incremental changes. UTAS candidates with a low socio-economic level must be young people leaving school.
“The international student challenge is the one we identified long before the coronavirus arrived as the one we had to adapt to ensure we had a sustainable university,” said Professor Black. The agreement defines