There are still a number of important issues to be resolved, including wages, but we look forward to working constructively with the unions to bring all elements of our negotiations to a robust and modern agreement for the University of South Australia. The new discussions with the unions will undoubtedly build on the solid foundations we have established in previous agreements and strengthen our culture of advice and cooperation so that UniSA can deliver on our promise to our students and achieve our strategy as an Australian business university. An enterprise agreement sets out the conditions of employment of workers covered by the agreement. It is negotiated through a premium security network to help employers and workers define working conditions that will support their needs. The Enterprise Agreement and the guide to the new agreement can be accessed by clicking on the following symbols: at our last meeting on 5 April, the NTEU gave an overview of its claims minutes and the university outlined its main priorities for a new enterprise agreement. The university also provided an overview of the significant funding challenges we face in light of the changes announced by the Commonwealth government in December 2017. We continued the positive and constructive process between the university and the unions, which marked previous negotiations within UniSA. We discussed how the agreement can support flexibility, fairness, clarity and coherence. The search for a possible merger by UniSA and the University of Adelaide has no bearing on the negotiations. If you are a party to a signed enterprise agreement, you must apply for SAET authorization within 21 days for SAET to approve it. After approval, the agreement will enter into force. A party to an enterprise agreement may apply for authorization, registration or employment with SAET.
SAET`s role is to approve the agreement if it meets the specific requirements of the Fair Work Act 1994. The university worked on the details of the new enterprise agreement, as an agreement in principle on key issues was announced in December last year. It has taken longer than expected, but it is important that the details are developed, discussed and agreed to ensure that we have an agreement that puts the university in place for the future and that can be supported by all parties. The new enterprise agreement and a comprehensive guide explaining the changes, including an overview of the clause clause, and other important documents are available on the University of Enterprise Negotiation website. If the hyperlink doesn`t work, you can copy the following link into your web browser, i.unisa.edu.au/staff/ptc/employment-conditions/enterprise-agreements/enterprise-bargaining/staff-ballot/. Some enterprise agreements offer an alternative to the salaries and conditions set by the award.