A while ago Sylvia commented on the collective agreement and I tried to find it but was unsuccessful.
I am a lecturer at an FET College and as many people know, we have now moved over to DHET. A collective agreement was signed. I realized that as manager it is important that I need to understand the collective agreement. Every time I looked at the ‘stacks’ of pages I continued with other work!
I have involved in various discussions on the topic but is still not clear what the implications are. I know that it is now official that we will move over to their persal (salary system) on 1 April 2015 and I understand more or less how it will affect my position. One of the facts that I am not sure about is the 37% benefits that are added to the salary of contract staff.
We have staff that is employed by WCED and others that are employed by the College on a CONTRACT basis. I have heard that EVERYBODY (contract workers – admin and academic) should be paid the 37%. There are apparently Colleges that only pay the 37% for the first 6 months of employment and thereafter it is stopped. This is one of the reasons why I need to read the collective agreement so that I will be clear about the different matters. I also need to understand the differences/ similarities between college and WCED appointees.
I will appreciate it if you could guide me to find Sylvia’s discussions or any other discussion around the collective agreement.