“UWA and Jefferson State recognize the benefits of clearly defined information on transfers and the ability to communicate this information through different student information channels,” the agreement states. “This agreement outlines the way forward for JSCC students who wish to continue their studies on the UWA campus.” Under the agreement, the University of Western Alabama: NTEU members who oppose UAPs fear that the contract change will not save jobs, but shows management that workers are simple targets. They produced a video that advertises the “no” case. In an NTEU-Fightback-UWA leaflet, it was said: The Vice-Chancellor of the UWA and the national directorate of the NTEU “sold the modification of the enterprise agreement to avoid job cuts”, but the provisions of the EAV explicitly authorize “forced dismissals, the protection for casual cases being low and not applying, unless these casual players can demonstrate a “reasonable anticipation” of the work in progress which is almost impossible in practice.” Jefferson State and the University of Western Alabama reached an agreement on Thursday (August 6th) to allow a smooth transition for students who change institutions. See also the non-union vote that was defeated at the University of Melbourne`s Victory for Academic Freedom, since the Murdoch Uni drops the proceedings against Schroeder-Turk The proposed amendment provides for two weeks of co-paid leave for all employees and guarantees income-related assistance for any permanent employee who has resigned due to the effects of COVID-19 (public university employees have been excluded from the federal deKeeper program). In addition, a six-month increase will be imposed in January 2021 and the payment of the annual vacation expense to employees will be cancelled this year. Jefferson State President Keith Brown and UWA President Ken Tucker met at the Jefferson Campus at Jefferson State to sign a Memorandum of Understanding on transfers. They say the proposed change adds up to a 10% pay cut of up to $247 per 14 days for some employees and a salary cut of up to $6420 per year for professional employees. It was preceded by negotiations between UWA and NTEU leaders under the union`s Employment Protection Framework (JPF). UWA was one of the few universities to be part of it. In addition, UWA had $2.1 billion in assets and a consolidated operating budget of $121 million last year, meaning it could easily afford to absorb the costs of the pandemic crisis.
This appears to be supported by modelling by Ian Marshman and Frank Larkins of the Centre for the Study of Higher Education, which found that UWA had “sufficient reserves to cover all cases of short- and long-term losses” from the decline in international enrolment of students due to the pandemic. It reflects “both a relatively modest dependence on international royalty revenues and the unenviable level of reserves of money and investment,” he said. On June 26, all staff will vote on the proposal to amend the UWA Academic, Professional and General Staff Agreement 2017, which covers payment and conditions. Meanwhile, some trade union officials have been attacked at the industry and Member State level for refusing to release documents indicating the “no” case.