The University offers regular opportunities to consider general workplace relations matters, including proposed significant workplace changes, through the Joint Consultative Forum (JCF) which provides advice to the Vice Chancellor.
Significant workplace changes that may be considered at JCF include matters such as:
- Outcomes that have the same impact as termination of employment;
- Changes to the composition of the workforce or a reduction in the size of a work unit;
- Changes to the formal hours of work agreements for identified groups of employees;
- Outsourcing services;
- Changes that involve redundancy, forced relocation or forced transfer of identified groups of employees;
- Introducing significant technological change; or
- Other significant changes to formal employment conditions which affect identified groups of employees.
Normally the JCF consists of four representatives from management, a Chair nominated by the Vice Chancellor, and the Staff Consultative Group (SCG), which includes:
- One academic employee elected by and from the staff of the University;
- One professional employee elected by and from the staff of the University;
- One staff member nominated by the SCU branch President of the NTEU; and
- One staff member nominated by the SCU branch President of the CPSU.
The JCF meets at two monthly intervals, but should significant issues arise between the scheduled meetings, further meetings may be arranged.
The Director, Human Resources or nominee acts as Secretary to JCF meetings.
Updated: 09 April 2013