20 places available
This newly developed course is designed for all TAFE Members including elected TAFE representatives, deputy representatives and elected TAFE Committee Members. The course will outline the Employment Law framework and will include information around Common Law, Legislation, Awards and Agreements and where TAFE sits in the Industrial Relations system.
The presenters will unpack the important topic of Dealing with Disputes, including your role as an elected delegate. This will include: Getting all the information; Identifying the issues and possible solutions; distinguishing between breach of rights and unfairness; how to locate and read the TAFE industrial instruments;and when and how to refer to the TAFE Organiser, JCC and STERC.
You will learn what the SSTUWA Legal Services team do and learn including the role of Advocates and Case Managers. Know what legal services the SSTUWA offers to members and how to access it. A lawyer from Slater and Gordon will join the team to outline important aspects of Duty of Care and implications for colleges.
The SSTUWA Work Health and Safety Organiser will outline the role of a Union Rep within work health and safety in and how the Union supports branches with any WHS issues.
The Women's Organiser will provide an overview of discrimination laws and how you as a Union Rep or WCO can support discrimination issues in your workplace.
On completion of this course TAFE delegates will have the tools to:
• Better understand the employment law framework in Australia.
• Identify potential breaches of employment rights and distinguish such breaches from other disputes.
• Effectively engage in dispute resolution at a local level, including identifying when to refer matters to the TAFE Organiser, JCC and STERC.
• Identify when to refer a case to the SSTUWA office, and how to do so.
• Prepare information to assist the Union’s Senior Officers to make decisions concerning litigation.
• Use the most appropriate methods to pursue industrial issues, including consideration of industrial vs legal responses.
Travel and accommodation will be provided for 2023 elected regional delegates upon approval of the General Secretary.
Nil: Members only
Morning tea and lunch provided.
John Theodorsen - Legal Services Consultant
Mario Schmidt - Assistant Legal Services Team Coordinator
Antony Pearson - WHS Organiser
Janette Bedwell - Women's Organiser
ALL TAFE Members
Union and Deputy Representatives
Committee members and Branch JCC
Members in TAFE colleges are eligible for five days of paid leave per year to attend trade union training (TUT).
To comply with TUT leave requirements applicants must:
Tue 16 Jan @ 9.00am - 4.00pm
Thu 18 Jan @ 9.00am - 12.30pm
Fri 19 Jan @ 9.00am - 1.00pm
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work. We wish to pay respect to their Elders - past, present and future - and acknowledge the important role all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people continue to play within Australia. We stand in solidarity.
Authorised by Mary Franklyn, General Secretary, The State School Teachers' Union of W.A.
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