47. Redundancy

  1. Professional staff collective agreement
    1. Redundancy occurs when the University decides it no longer wishes the job the employee has been doing (or substantially similar job) to be done by anyone and this is not due to the ordinary and customary turnover of labour.
    2. An employee will not be disadvantaged as a result of being made redundant in accepting future employment at the University at any point through an open and competitive merit selection process.
    3. Retrenchment Pay

    4. The minimum value of the voluntary separation/retrenchment package will be the greater of the Redundancy Pay prescribed in the National Employment Standards or no less than two (2) weeks for every completed year of continuous service (part time service will be calculated on a pro rata basis).
    5. Where an employee is 45 years of age or older and has completed two (2) years continuous service with the University the employee will be entitled to an additional four (4) weeks pay.
    6. The maximum retrenchment package payable under sub clauses 47.3 and 47.4 will be no more than 52 weeks.
    7. Employees who elect retrenchment within the ten (10) day consideration period specified in clause 46.1 will be entitled to a further twenty four (24) weeks lump sum payment, in addition to the standard redundancy payments as prescribed in sub clauses 47.3 to 47.5 above.
    8. Notice Period

    9. An employee who is retrenched will be entitled to four weeks payment in lieu of notice in addition to the retrenchment payment.
    10. For employees, in addition to this period of notice, employees who are over 45 years of age at the time of giving of notice and who have at least two (2) years of continuous service with the University will receive an additional one (1) week of notice.
    11. Letter of Certification - An employee who is the occupant of a position deemed to be surplus to the requirements of the University may request an official letter from the University certifying that this is the case.
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