Union resources and related matters
The University will provide each Union with:
- office space on the Camperdown/Darlington campus;
- access to a University notice board for posting authorised notices;
- access to the University’s telephone system and a University email account; and
- access to arrangements through which their members may authorise the deduction of their union membership dues from their salaries for on-forwarding to the Union.
The University will provide sufficient funding to each Union Branch President’s work unit to cover 50% of the Branch President’s salary to enable them to be released to undertake Union work relating to the University and for the work unit to provide replacement staff. Staff members who have been appointed by a Union to be a Union representative will be given reasonable time off during working hours for the conduct of essential Union affairs.
Each Union may, with the prior approval of the University, hold meetings of members on the premises of the University at times and locations agreed between the relevant Union and the University, subject to the requirement that in any case in which a meeting is to be held, that the Union will give the University adequate notice of their intention to hold the meeting and the meeting must not be held during working hours.
Subject to the convenience of the University, staff members may vary their meal breaks to allow them to attend a Union meeting, provided that they make up any time lost on the day of the meeting, or by mutual agreement with their Supervisor, on another day.
INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TRAINING
Leave of absence on full pay for up to six working days in any one calendar year may be granted to a staff member who is a member of a Union for the purpose of attending courses or seminars for the purposes of industrial relations training. Leave granted for these courses or seminars will count as service for all purposes.
Each Union will be informed of all formal induction sessions for new staff and will be permitted to distribute Union information at those sessions. The University’s HR Service Centre will display information about Union membership and payroll deductions of Union dues, and supply staff with relevant forms provided by each Union.